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Here are your currently featured materials through February 2019.


Schools choose to implement the Project Wisdom supplemental messages with lessons plans in several ways. Some use them as recommended in the Weekly or Monthly Themes. Others choose from the Life Skills/Pressing Issues and/or Calendar Events selection.

Still others, implement these materials weekly as they are featured here and highlighted in our Just For You email deployment.

These tools work really well for weekly advisory, character education, life skills, or enrichment classes.

There are also several ways you can implement the content:

  • Take 10 minutes to read the message (either on the PA system, in-house television system or as a class read-aloud), and then follow up with the discussion generators.
  • Take 20, 30, or more minutes and choose one of the outstanding follow-up activities written for different grade levels by an accomplished reading specialist and childhood literature expert.

. . . The choice is yours.

You’re going to discover that these plans follow a consistent, easy-to-follow format that provokes meaningful reflection and dialogue about issues that really matter.

"I send my gratitude and support for your continuing effort to make the world a better place - one message at a time."

Dr. Rosen, Principal, California

January

Reading List
  • Keeping Resolutions

    The new year is traditionally a time to make promises for a better year. Students explore the notion that it's important to put our whole heart into whatever promises we make to ourselves. They explore the idea of being a more active participant in all aspects of their lives.
    Key Idea: Making resolutions as a way to reach goals and dreams
    Character Traits: Determination - Commitment - Caring
    Message and Lesson Plan*

  • What I Think of Me

    Being a person of character means that you care less about fitting in and looking good in the eyes of others and care more about doing what you know is right. Students consider the importance of having strong character and how that sometimes requires making difficult choices.
    Key Ideas: Caring more about your character than what others think of you - One's reputation
    Character Traits: Integrity - Moral courage
    Message and Lesson Plan*

  • The Best Ambition

    Students will take a look at ambition and consider the ways that it can help them reach their goals as well as the idea that there are good and bad ways to express ambition.
    Key Ideas: Ambition - Helping others
    Character Traits: Responsibility - Perseverance
    Message and Lesson Plan*

  • Super Bowl/Super Life

    (Super Bowl Sunday) In this special message and lesson plan, Tony Dungy, first African-American head coach to win the Super Bowl, reminds students that the strength that matters most in life is not the physical strength they see on the football field, but the quiet strength that comes from a strong character.
    Key Ideas: Physical strength vs. inner strength
    Character Traits: Inner strength - Respect - Responsibility
    Message and Lesson Plan*

February

Reading List
  • Understand the Past: Black History Month

    Knowing and appreciating the struggles and successes of those who came before us helps us to better understand and appreciate the freedoms and privileges we enjoy today. These materials help students understand the importance of examining the lives of famous African-Americans so we can be inspired and learn from them.
    Key Ideas: Learning from the past - Celebrating the lives of African-Americans
    Character Traits:
    Responsibility - Respect - Citizenship
    Message and Lesson Plan*

  • Doing One's Best

    (Abraham Lincoln's Birthday, Feb 12th)
    Imagine a world where people simply did as they pleased all the time and felt no duty to excel at school, at work, or in their relationships. Abraham Lincoln once wrote that "a duty to strive is the duty of us all." Students consider the idea that we each have a responsibility to ourselves and to others to strive to do our very best.
    Key Idea: Striving to do one's best
    Character Traits: Responsibility - Human excellence
    Message and Lesson Plan*

  • Helping: A Winning Tradition

    Americans are some of the most generous people in the world. Students take a look at the great American tradition of giving to those in need, and consider ways they can carry on this tradition. They also consider the notion that when we help others, we give ourselves the gift of knowing that we have done something good and honorable.
    Key Ideas: Helping others - Charitable giving - The privilege of giving
    Character Traits: Respect - Generosity - Caring
    Message and Lesson Plan*

  • A Force for Good

    When you hold onto a grudge, you are unwilling to forgive. Forgiveness does not mean that you forget what happened or deny the other person's responsibility in what happened. Students explore the notion that love and forgiveness can turn anger, bitterness, and resentment into a force for good, for themselves and for others.
    Key Ideas: Turning an enemy into a friend - Holding onto grudges
    Character Traits: Respect - Love - Forgiveness
    Message and Lesson Plan*


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Additional Messages with Lesson Plans

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