Here's what you can expect through March 2020.
You can choose to implement the Project Wisdom supplemental message with lessons plans in several ways. You can use them as recommended in the Weekly or Monthly Themes or you can implement them as they are featured here and in the Just For You email to educators who are registered on our Website with a current subscription.
These materials include broadcast messages dealing with current or calendar events, or pressing issues. Also included are correlating lesson plans with discussion generators and follow-up activities for all grade levels.
If you are planning to use the weekly or monthly themes, it's important to know that because this content addresses many calendar events, these topics may or may not fit within the theme you choose for any particular week.
These tools work really well for weekly advisory, character education, life skills, or enrichment classes.
"The program has been a great way to build a positive school climate and to begin to help
students understand that they are responsible for their choices and the outcomes of these choices,
both positive and negative."
Amy, Prevention Intervention Specialist - California
Arbor Day began out of one man's vision for planting trees on a Nebraska prairie and the tradition is continued over 140 years later across our country. Students will consider the importance of continuing the Arbor Day tradition and recognizing the positive impact that just one caring and responsible person can have in our world.
Key Ideas: Planting trees for the future - Conservation - Arbor Day
Character Traits: Responsibility - Citizenship
Thomas Jefferson once wrote that "Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom." Our students deserve all the benefits that come from living an honest life and from making wise choices. It's essential that they learn to understand the importance of being honest with themselves and with others. Choosing to live an honest life will help them achieve true success.
Key Ideas: True success in life requires honesty with self and others.
Character Traits: Honesty - Integrity - Citizenship - Trustworthiness
Students will examine the costs to themselves and others if they choose to steal, even if they are not caught. They will consider the fact that those who steal are gambling with their own future and robbing themselves of dignity, honor, and integrity as well as a clean conscience. The message and lesson plan also explore the concept of good character as a valuable asset to possess and how that is lost when someone steals.
Key Ideas: The implications of stealing - Good character is a valuable asset to possess
Character Traits: Honesty - Integrity - Dignity
It takes moral courage for students to stay true to themselves by not participating in activities that go against their personal values, especially when they are afraid of being ridiculed or rejected. Being true to themselves is much easier when they know who they are and what they stand for.
Key Ideas: Doing what's right is easier when we know what we stand for
Character Traits: Moral courage - Self-awareness - Integrity