Character Education - Giving
Young scholars discuss and think critically about a narrative text, "The Giving Tree," by Shel Silverstein, recognize and describe the theme of the book. They consider the importance of giving and record personal experiences in a journal.
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What is a Philanthropist?
What does a philanthropist do? Help your class explore philanthropy using character development and literacy ideas. Learners will define and give examples of philanthropy, listen to The Lion and the Mouse, discuss how the characters help...
K - 2nd Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
What Makes a Good Citizen
Scholars answer the question, What makes a good citizen?, with the help of a variety of stories that highlight different forms of active citizenship. After multiple engaging read-alouds, individuals discuss character traits observed, and...
K - 2nd Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Cultivating Caring - Filling Buckets of Caring Carrots
Learners practice compassion. In this character education lesson, student read Have You Filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud. Students discuss the book as well as ways to demonstrate they care for one another. Learners fill buckets...
K - 3rd English Language Arts
Character Education: Caring
Students create a bookmark with reminders of simple acts of kindness. In this character education lesson, students participate in a mini-lesson that serves as a great introduction to a service project. Students first brainstorm ways to...
5th - 7th Social Studies & History
A Thousand Points of Light
Students explore philanthropy in the United States. In this character education and U.S. history lesson, students analyze a quote from President G.W. Bush requesting that U.S. citizens put more time into service projects. Students view...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History