The Machine

Line of inquiry: How do we work together? Does school prepare us for working in different kinds of situations? Grade range: 9-12 Group size: Groups of 5-6 and a machine maker. The rest of the class can be the audience, or the facilitator can divide the class into machines Materials: Room in which to move Time: […]

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Make a PSA

Line of inquiry (essential question): How can we share and get other groups to embrace the idea behind the Golden Rule Grade range: 4-6 Group size: This can be done individually, with each student creating their own poster, or students can be divided into groups. Materials: Poster paper, markers, crayons, images from computer, rulers,   examples […]

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Mini Mindfulness

Line of inquiry: How can we train ourselves to be focused and relaxed and more positive? Grade range: K-3 Group size: This can be done with a whole class of 20-25 students. Students who are struggling with sitting still may be invited to sit with the facilitator Materials: A small bell Activity Objective: Help students find […]

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Mindfulness in High School

Line of inquiry: How can we use mindfulness to help us focus and relax? Grade range: 8-12 Group size: A small size of 20-25 students works best Materials: Yoga mats if available, if not, some cushions on the floor, and comfortable clothing Time: 15-60 minutes Skills: Critical thinking skills, communication, cooperation Space: A classroom, gym, stage, […]

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Making Connections

Line of inquiry (essential question): How are different variations of the Golden Rule similar? How are they different? Why does the idea of treating each other as we would be treated come in so many different ways? Grade range: 4-5 Group size: Small groups 4-5 Materials: Copies of different variations of the Golden Rule, highlighters […]

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