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Here are your currently featured materials through June 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. 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

  • Appreciating Those Who Teach

    Students learn that all people, young and old, like to feel appreciated and that showing appreciation can be as simple as saying, "I think you are a very kind person. I want to be a kind person like you." But living the lesson that a teacher has taught them is one of the best ways they can show their appreciation.
    Key Idea: Showing appreciation for teachers by living the lessons they teach
    Character Traits: Caring - Kindness - Respect - Citizenship
    Message and Lesson Plan*

  • The Power of Words

    Young people don't always understand the power of the words they write and speak. Using inspiration drawn from best-selling author Amy Tan, students explore the power of words to bring together people of diverse cultures and backgrounds.
    Key Ideas: How we use words - How we are influenced by language
    Character Traits: Caring - Respect - Responsibility
    Note: This message and lesson plan work well for Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month in May.
    Message and Lesson Plan*

  • Be Somebody

    Social bullying is a serious problem for many students and can affect their grades and even cause them to avoid coming to school. In this message and lesson plan, students will examine social bullying and discuss ways that they can reduce the problem by not spreading rumors or gossip at school or online, not excluding someone from the group, or other actions that cause emotional harm.
    Key Ideas: Social bullying - Cyberbullying - Dealing with bullies
    Character Traits: Responsibility - Compassion
    Message and Lesson Plan*

  • Endings and Beginnings

    Students have the opportunity to reflect on their experiences in middle or high school, both their successes and their poor choices. By taking the positive experiences with them and learning from their mistakes, they will carry more wisdom and confidence into the next phase of their lives.
    Key Ideas: Graduation - Reflecting on the past - New beginnings - Transition
    Character Traits: Self-respect - Self-responsibility - Wisdom - Confidence
    Message and Lesson Plan*

June

  • Safe or Sorry

    Every day, young people are injured unnecessarily. They break bones, injure eyes, become permanently disabled, or even lose their lives because some safety precaution wasn't taken. Students explore the benefits of taking safety precautions and the consequences to themselves and others when they don't observe safety rules.
    Key Ideas: Staying safe during outdoor summer activities - Safety rules
    Character Traits: Responsibility - Respect - Citizenship
    Message and Lesson Plan*

  • A Symbol of Unity (National Flag Day)

    The Stars and Stripes represent more than just the original thirteen colonies and the fifty United States. It symbolizes the history of the United States and its people. It represents the values our forefathers used to establish our great nation. With these materials, students have the opportunity to remember that the flag represents all of us as Americans and those who came before us.
    Key Ideas: Flag Day - The flag as a symbol - Positive values
    Character Traits: Caring - Citizenship - Respect
    Message and Lesson Plan*

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Additional Broadcast Messages with Lesson Plans

> Calendar Events
> Life Skills/Pressing Issues

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