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Students complete Perseverance, Courage, and Caring lessons from Get into the Game: Beyond Winning to properly prepare students for cooperative group learning and create a class climate conducive for a successful unit. They create a Needs and Want list and a Budget for saving money to purchase a birthday present from the need or want list.
Students investigate the right to petition and assemble. In this Bill of Rights lesson, students read the First Amendment and discuss the rights guaranteed by the amendment. Students research selected groups and movements that have made use of the right to petition and assemble. Students share their research findings with their classmates.
Part of growing up is differentiating between good and bad habits; developing the positive and eliminating the negative. This resource on life skills can be adapted to almost any age group. Class members participate in multiple activities and a class discussion. They discuss the importance of honesty, responsibility, and trust as well as ways to eliminate bad habits. Reproducible handouts and all other necessary information are included.
“A man without decision of character can never be said to belong to himself … He belongs to whatever can make captive of him.”—John Foster. Black Tiger Academy’s martial arts lesson 15 of 20 teaches the class about positive character traits using delicious M & M's to drive the lesson. The following traits are presented: responsibility, perseverance, caring, self-discipline, citizenship, honesty, courage, fairness, respect, and integrity. After the health lesson, the class will review all the stances, blocks, and kicks learned so far.
Host a fishbowl discussion to help your class recognize and articulate the relationship between words and the character traits they describe. They analyze Holocaust survivor testimonies and apply the character traits they observe. No links to video testimonies are attached, but they are easily found on the Internet.
What if heroes were defined by their philanthropic acts? What if children learned that most problems could be solved with words not guns? In the poem, Our Heroes, the virtuous hero wins through perseverance and self-control. After reading the poem, class members brainstorm examples of people who stood up for others and then select one person to use as the subject of a cinguain poem.
Students explore heroism. In this character development and Holocaust instructional activity, students generate adjectives that describe familiar heroes. Students view a video clip that includes testimonies of Holocaust survivors, and compare the hero characteristics portrayed in the video with the list generated by the class.
Students examine the different types of adversity African-Americans face. As a class, they role-play different roles in scenerios in which they discover the importance of facing their fears and taking responsibility for their actions. To end the lesson, they share their own dreams for their future and discuss how to accomplish them.
Help readers learn to create their own open-ended questions for any text you are working with. Using Bloom's Taxonomy, learners begin on the lower levels and work their way up to form questions that focus on synthesis instead of simple reading comprehension. Guided statements will facilitate the process for your class.
Learners research an assigned person who exemplifies one or more of the following character traits: respect for others, empathy, perseverance, integrity, composure under pressure or responsibility. They assess how a person's choices and actions eventually reflect the true character of an individual through a collage.
Fifth graders research Milton Hershey and the industrial revolution. In this Milton Hershey lesson plan, 5th graders navigate the Hershey website, view a video of Milton Hershey, and define industrial revolution, depression, economy, perseverance, work ethic, and determination.