Students learn how Jackie Joyner-Kersee is a motivator, both as an athlete and a philanthropist. She demonstrated acts of kindness for the common good through building youth centers across the nation.
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Stuents learn about historical incidents of race discrimination and public protest, drawing parallels to present day social barriers and the need for social action. Students define stereotype, discrimination, racism, and prejudice and brainstorm a social action plan to heal racism.
Learners recognize that famous philanthropists started with small acts of kindness before they performed the influential acts that we remember them for. Learners define caring through discussion of examples and create an acrostic using the word CARING.
Learners discover how celebrities demonstrate their caring by giving their time, talent and treasure and taking action for specific causes. It gives the learners an opportunity to begin to think of what they care about.
This unit allows learners to investigate and expand their understanding of caring and to identify things or people they care about.
In this unit the learners will define courage and relate courage to the the concept of a "hero." They will learn about a hero, Nelson Mandela, whose actions changed the course of history.
By identifying examples of courage from the actions of Jackie Robinson, learners discover that it takes courage to do the right thing in the face of peer pressure.
This unit asks learners to choose their favorite heroes from the "Star Wars" or other movies and identify acts of courage. Using charts created in lesson one, learners find hero traits related to courage and facing daunting challenges.
In this unit, students construct a definition for fairness and compare and contrast definitions with others. They discuss how there are two sides to most fairness issues. Students compare and contrast both sides of two fairness issues--one global and one personal.
In this unit, the teacher poses several questions to spark conversation and critical thinking about the meaning of fairness. Students work together to create a definition of fairness.