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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.

"I found the site extremely useful in relating the subject material to the students' lives. Relevance is a very powerful tool in education."

Margaret, High School English Dept. Chair - Pennsylvania

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)

  • Going Back to the Future

    It's been said that remembering the past gives power to the present. Students have the opportunity to reflect on both the mistakes and the successes of the past school year so they can learn from these experiences and be empowered to set new goals for the upcoming school year.
    Key Ideas: Learning from past mistakes - Memory and learning - Reflection
    Character Traits: Responsibility - Wisdom

  • 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

September

  • 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

  • Ripple Effects

    Every choice we make ripples out and impacts our world in ways we may never understand. Students consider their own personal code of conduct and the ripple effects of making unethical decisions.
    Key Ideas: Consequences of unethical behaviors - Personal code of conduct
    Character Traits: Respect - Integrity

  • What Were You Thinking?

    Students consider how easy it is to go through life never stopping to consider our thoughts and feelings and how those thoughts and feelings impact the choices we make.
    Key Ideas: Self-awareness - The power of thoughts - Positive thinking
    Character Traits: Self-respect - Responsibility

October

  • Rich Man/Poor Man

    It's been said that the best things in life aren't things at all. Students explore the concept that money and possessions do not buy happiness and that success cannot be measured by the things we own.
    Key Ideas: Quality of life - Materialism - Priorities - Successful living
    Character Traits: Self-respect - Love - Kindness

  • 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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