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Seventh graders explain their understanding of their strength and how it is helpful in a group situation. They also complete graphic organizers by writing at least four of their own personal strengths. Students write about their experiences in a group in their journals as a follow-up to the lesson.
Sixth graders brainstorm the ways a person's actions can affect a community. As a class, one classmate is given a ball of yarn and pass it along to another student creating a web. Next, some classmates are asked to drop their part and discuss how one missing piece can affect a community.
Ninth graders explore factors that cause stress. They identify stress factors and how to deal with them. They role-play differences in cultures and equity issues and how they are affected by them. They record stresses they have and rate them. They complete job applications and research ways to volunteer in their community.
Sixth graders in a special education class discuss excerpts of two stories and read biographical information on the authors. In groups, they read the full text of both stories and try to solve the mystery as they read. They practice their skills working with others and write in their journals to reflect on the lesson.
Students should be able to perform various forms of locomotion including, for example, the skills of running, skipping, and walking. They also should be able to perform the skills of seeking and capturing while avoiding being tagged. Students should gain an appreciation for the social skill of working with others to free captured teammates and a lion and be able to reflect on how they feel about their teamwork and their own performance.
Students explore citizenship and identify their interests, families, and friends. They work in groups to discuss each others' interests, friendship, and ways to reach out to others. After discussing their neighborhoods and communities, they select a project they can do for their schools as community service.
Third graders explore the components of a balanced diet and practice making healthy diet choices. They discuss health-enhancing choices. Students investigate the food pyramid and how to use it to make educated menu decisions. They complete a WebQuest and create a healthy menu.