Students read about the actions and projects of people their age who stick their necks out for the sake of others.
One 20-minute lesson
The learner will:
This character education mini-lesson is not intended to be a service learning lesson or to meet the K-12 Service-Learning Standards for Quality Practice. The character education units will be most effective when taught in conjunction with a student-designed service project that provides a real world setting in which students can develop and practice good character and leadership skills. For ideas and suggestions for organizing service events go to www.generationon.org.
Say to the students, "Give me an example of an animal that 'sticks its neck out' [get a few responses, including a giraffe]. What does it mean when a person 'sticks his or her neck out'?" [takes a risk or takes action that is out of his or her comfort zone]
Stories of teens who care from www.giraffe.org. Select "Find Giraffes" and then search for state- and age-specific stories by choosing a state location and "Teens."
Lesson Developed By:Betsy Flikkema
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