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Featured Messages with Lesson Plans
Here's what you can expect through October 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 worksheets, discussion generators, and follow-up activities for academic areas.
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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, social and emotional learning, life skills, or enrichment classes.
August (last 2 weeks of month)
- Playing by the Rules
Rules help us maintain order, fairness, and safety. Most rules are established for an excellent reason and are intended to benefit the whole community. Students explore the rationale for rules, responsible ways to challenge rules, and the need to follow rules as responsible members of society.
Key Ideas: Rationale for rules - Following rules for the benefit of self and others - Golden Rule
Character Traits: Responsibility - Citizenship - Fairness
- Instant Mean
Most young people today spend a great deal of time using technology, including texting friends and uploading photos and videos to social media. Unfortunately, these tools are being used for cyberbullying, which is as hurtful and damaging as any other kind of bullying, and sometimes worse because of the bully's anonymity.
Key Ideas: Cyberbullying - Using technology to bully others
Character Traits: Respect - Responsibility
- Paying Attention to Media
Most of us don't pay close enough attention to what we watch, hear, and read in the media. We forget how much the media influences the way we choose to live our lives. Students explore concepts of media literacy and how media can influence their character.
Key Ideas: Media literacy - Critical thinking
Character Traits: Responsibility - Discernment
- Hope of Liberty
Constitution Day, September 17th, is a good opportunity for students to reflect on the hard work and dedication of our Founding Fathers who created the U.S. Constitution. The men showed perseverance, responsibility, cooperation, and commitment. Students consider the idea that a democracy must have future generations who are willing to cultivate these character traits in order to thrive and remain free.
Key Ideas: Constitution Day - The necessity of strong character in our public servants - Constitutional freedoms - Active citizenship
Character Traits: Responsibility - Loyalty - Respect
- Each One Matters
Many people around the world and in our own communities don’t have enough to eat each day. Students will consider the idea that we can strive to end global hunger by taking small local steps. They are also reminded that while they may not be able to help everyone who is hungry, they can help feed one.
Key Idea: Helping the hungry
Character Traits: Responsibility - Compassion
- One of a Kind
Knowing one's special gifts adds tremendous meaning and success to one's life and helps one become more respectful of the uniqueness of others. Many young people don't like the very thing about themselves that makes them one of a kind. Students consider the idea that they can learn to appreciate their individuality and that of others, as well.
Key Idea: As we grow in our own uniqueness, we learn to respect the uniqueness of others.
Character Traits: Respect - Tolerance - Individuality
- The Power of One
One person can touch thousands of lives. Red Ribbon Week was founded in honor of one man who made a difference in reducing drug trafficking. These materials will help your students explore the notion that their individual thoughts and actions affect others, and that one person can impact the lives of many, for better or for worse.
Key Ideas: Ending drug and alcohol abuse - One person can make a difference
Character Traits: Respect - Responsibility - Caring - Courage
Additional Broadcast Messages with Lesson Plans
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