Weekly Featured Messages with Lesson Plans
Here's what you can expect through May 2019.
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
- Appreciating Those Who Teach
Students learn that all people, young and old, like to feel appreciated and that showing appreciation can be as simple as saying, "I think you are a very kind person. I want to be a kind person like you." But living the lesson that a teacher has taught them is one of the best ways they can show their appreciation.
Key Idea: Showing appreciation for teachers by living the lessons they teach
Character Traits: Caring - Kindness - Respect - Citizenship
Note: This message and lesson plan work well for Teacher Appreciation Week, May 6-10, 2019.
- The Power of Words
Young people don't always understand the power of the words they write and speak. Using inspiration drawn from best-selling author Amy Tan, students explore the power of words to bring together people of diverse cultures and backgrounds.
Key Ideas: How we use words - How we are influenced by language
Character Traits: Caring - Respect - Responsibility
Note: This message and lesson plan work well for Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month in May.
- Be Somebody
Social bullying is a serious problem for many students and can affect their grades and even cause them to avoid coming to school. In this message and lesson plan, students will examine social bullying and discuss ways that they can reduce the problem by not spreading rumors or gossip at school or online, not excluding someone from the group, or other actions that cause emotional harm.
Key Ideas: Social bullying - Cyberbullying - Dealing with bullies
Character Traits: Responsibility - Compassion
- Endings and Beginnings
Students consider the successes they enjoyed in elementary school, while also thinking about poor choices they may have made. Remembering some of their personal strengths and learning from their mistakes may help them move into the next phase of their lives with more wisdom and confidence.
Key Ideas: Elementary promotion - Learning from past mistakes - New beginnings - Graduation - Transition
Character Traits: Self-Respect - Self-Responsibility - Wisdom - Confidence
Additional Broadcast Messages that Include Lesson Plans
> Calendar Events
> Life Skills/Pressing Issues