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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. The choice is yours.

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

There are several ways you can implement this 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 minutes and ask students to complete the worksheet.
  • Take 30 minutes or more and choose one of the outstanding follow-up activities written for each academic area.

. . . The choice is yours.

"Students seem to relate to the material. In Junior High, a favorite question is 'Why do we have to learn this?' With these topics, that's a no-brainer!"

Mary, Middle School Teacher - Pennsylvania

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.

If you will be using our weekly or monthly themes, remember that these materials may or may not fit into those themes. We feature these materials for campuses who are not using the themes or as an alternative for materials featured in the themes.

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
    Message and Lesson Plan*

  • Playing by the Rules

    It's a new school year and it's time to talk about 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 Rules
    Character Traits: Responsibility - Citizenship
    Message and Lesson Plan*

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
    Message and Lesson Plan*

  • 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
    Message and Lesson Plan*

  • 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
    Message and Lesson Plan*

  • 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
    Message and Lesson Plan*

  • 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
    Message and Lesson Plan*

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Additional Broadcast Messages with Lesson Plans

> Calendar Events
> Life Skills/Pressing Issues

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