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Here are your currently featured materials through June 2018.


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 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.

May

  • Dancing with the Stars

    Summer break is fast approaching. It's hard to believe, isn't it? Summer usually means more physical activity, more opportunities to get out and move our bodies by swimming, water skiing, skateboarding, biking, or hiking. These are all fun ways to get fit, but there's another way to get moving that can be a lot more fun — dancing!
    Key Ideas: Physical fitness - Getting fit with dancing - Summer break
    Character Traits: Self-respect - Self-responsibility
    Message and Lesson Plan*

  • Real Nobility

    Nothing good ever comes from acting as if you are better than others. Real goodness (true nobility) comes from trying to be a better person today than the person you were yesterday. Students consider setting that as a goal for themselves knowing that each day provides an opportunity to be a better person than the day before.
    Key Ideas: Acting superior to others - Being a better person today than you were yesterday
    Character Traits: Respect - Integrity - Trustworthiness
    Message and Lesson Plan*

  • Preserving Our Freedoms

    In honor of Armed Forces Day, students are encouraged to do something to honor those who protect and preserve our freedom. With this broadcast message and lesson plan, students reflect on those who serve in America's armed forces and explore ways to honor them.
    Key Ideas: Honoring those who serve in the armed forces - Gratitude for the freedoms we enjoy
    Character Traits: Respect - Caring - Citizenship
    Message and Lesson Plan*

  • Wisdom of the Ages

    Our society all too often celebrates youth and ignores the wisdom provided by those who have lived longer and have valuable experience to share. This plan provides an excellent opportunity for young people to reflect on the important contributions that our elders make to our homes, our communities, and our nation.
    Key Ideas: Honoring our elders - Looking beyond appearances - Ageism
    Character Traits: Respect - Responsibility - Wisdom
    Message and Lesson Plan*

"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

June (2 weeks)

  • Summer Choices

    Summer vacation is just around the corner which means, for most students, more free time and more choices about how to fill that time. Students are encouraged to choose wisely so they will come back next fall a little bit older and a little bit wiser.
    Key Ideas: Summer vacation - Choices come with natural consequences - Choosing to spend time wisely
    Character Traits: Responsibility - Wisdom
    Message and Lesson Plan*

  • Make it Simple

    Students are challenged to make healthier food choices and learn to cook simple, healthy meals over their summer vacation. They will consider that they can also develop valuable life skills such as self-discipline and responsibility while learning to help cook for their family. Students will also take a look at related issues including access to fresh foods and health problems caused by poor diet.
    Key Ideas: Eating healthy - Learning life lessons in the kitchen
    Character Traits: Self-responsibility - Self-discipline
    Message and Lesson Plan*

Additional Messages with Lesson Plans

> Calendar Events
> Life Skills/Pressing Issues

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