The learner will:
Students will perform a clean-up activity on their school grounds or at a nearby park. Students will also give "kindness gifts" at school and at home.
Through observation, students will be assessed in following rules, cooperation, sharing, respect for nature, and being kind.
In order to maximize learning in early-childhood classes, certain social skills must be taught to the students. It would be foolhardy to assume that all students are taught all of the basic interaction skills at home that they will need to get along in the class. Often this teaching is not done in a formal lesson setting, but through group interaction. The initial philanthropy lessons teach manners, sharing, taking turns, and general cooperation. We find that while some lessons can be structured, as these are, most are done on the spot as the opportunity arises.
These fundamental philanthropy lessons can be taught to the whole group as either reinforcement or introduction to sharing and caring at the early-childhood level. Many of the lessons address the vocabulary with which children should become familiar in order to facilitate any future lessons on philanthropy.
The lessons in this unit are to be integrated into what we already teach, both from necessity and the recommendation of early-childhood administrators. Please take just a few minutes to review the lessons. Decide if any would apply to your situation or if you could alter some to meet your personal needs. These are not meant to cause any extra work. They are only meant to help teach much-needed skills to students.
See individual lessons for benchmark detail.
Lessons Developed By:
Detroit Public Schools
Woodward Elementary School
Detroit, MI 48208
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