One and Only One Word

Line of inquiry (essential question): How can assumptions and stereotypes interfere with a growing community? How can personal bias change the way we learn? Grade range: 4-10 Group size: Any sized classroom. Materials: Dry Erase board or overhead. Students will need paper and a pencil. Time: About 15 minutes Language Arts Core: Grades 6-10 [L] 4 […]

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Getting to Know You

Line of inquiry (essential question): How do we find common ground? How do we break down barriers to communication and understanding? How do we get to know each other? How does knowledge of each other engage the Golden Rule? Grade range: 6-10 Group size: A classroom Materials: Paper and pencil Time: A class period Language Arts […]

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Human Knots

Line of inquiry: How can we communicate and solve a problem when we are restricted in movement or not able to talk? Grade range: K-3 Group size: Three or four groups of 4-6 students Materials: Just space and time Activity Objective: Challenge students to solve a puzzle involving their fellow students Time: 30 minutes Skills: Critical […]

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Golden Rule Found Poem

Line of inquiry (essential question): How does the order of words affect the meaning of the phrase, sentence or poem? Grade range: 6-8 Group size: Classroom Materials: Copies of different versions of the Golden Rule, paper, pen          highlighters. Variation: large 5’ x7’ index cards, large markers Time: 1 hour Language Arts Core: Grades 6-8[RL] 9, […]

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Finding the Moment

Line of inquiry: How can we develop more focus? How can relaxation and mindfulness help ease stress and anxiety? Grade range: 4-7 Group size: Medium sized groups of 15-20 works best. Materials: Nothing, however comfortable clothing helps. Time: 20-30 minutes the first time, once students are practiced, it will only take 15-20 minutes. Skills: Critical […]

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