This lesson leads the learners to investigate and expand their understanding of caring and to determine those things or people that they care about.
One 20-minute class period
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.
In the previous lesson, the students identified the giraffe heroes as people who care. Ask the students for a couple examples of how these young people showed their caring (by giving, sharing, writing letters). Then ask them what these young people might have felt for the people or issues they cared for (concern, sympathy, desire to help, etc.).
Altruism: selfless concern for the welfare of others
Empathy: identification with and understanding of the feelings of another person
Selflessness: putting others' needs before one's own
Ask the learners to discuss five things or people that they care about with friends and family.
Lesson Developed By:Betsy Flikkema
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