Author:
Special Olympics Indiana
Subject:
Education, Social Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab, Lesson Plan
Level:
Lower Primary, Upper Primary
Grade:
K, 1, 2, 3
Tags:
  • Community Influence
  • Epic
  • Erskine
  • Inclusion
  • Social Change
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution
    Language:
    English

    Tree and Branches

    Tree and Branches

    Overview

    In this lesson, students will recognize and celebrate their differences and diversity within their classroom community by creating a classroom tree to display. Additionally, they will discuss the importance of inclusivity and acceptance.

    Lesson Overview

    Introduction

    In this lesson, students will recognize and celebrate their differences and diversity within their classroom community by creating a classroom tree to display. Additionally, they will discuss the importance of inclusivity and acceptance.

    Grades K – 3

    Themes

    • Inclusion
    • Belonging
    • Respectfulness
    • Kindness
    • Acceptance

    Objectives

    During this lesson, students will:

    • Explore similarities and differences among the classroom community
    • Recognize the importance of demonstrating inclusion and acceptance of others

    Essential Questioning

    Students should be able to answer these questions by the end of this lesson:

    • How can I demonstrate inclusion and acceptance of others?
    • What makes me unique and special?

    Indiana Academic Standards

    INSS.ELA – K.SL.1

    • Listen actively and communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.

    INSS.ELA – 1.SL.1

    • Listen actively and adjust the use of spoken language (e.g., vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.

    INSS.ELA – 2.SL.1

    • Listen actively and adjust the use of spoken language (e.g., conventions, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.

    INSS.ELA – 3-4.SL.1

    • Listen actively and adjust the use of spoken language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.

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