Lesson Plan

Living the Dream: 100 Acts of Kindness

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Inspire kindness in and out of school with a lesson that challenges scholars to perform 100 acts of kindness during the time between Martin Luther King Jr. Day to Valentine's day. Leading up to a celebration of friendship, learners brainstorm, look out for, and record acts of kindness, write thank you notes, and conduct a service learning project. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Create "Caught Being Kind" cards or stickers that learners can hand out to those they witness doing a kind deed
  • Invite families to join the Valentine's Day celebration 
  • Continue to encourage kindness after the lesson concludes   
Classroom Considerations
  • Pupils should have background knowledge of Martin Luther King Jr. 
  • Requires a variety of materials, including books featuring Martin Luther King Jr., a scrapbook, and party supplies
  • Creates a school-family connection with parent and guardian support 
  • Adaptable to anytime of the school year 
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  • Lists links to lesson plans that provide the background knowledge class members need for successful lesson completion 
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