Culture Connection

Life Principle: FRIENDSHIP
– Caring for and trusting others

Quote:Never above you.
Never below you.
Always beside you.

-Walter Winchell

Callback:
Teacher: “Never above you.
Never below you.”
Students: “Always beside you.”

Sign Language

Hand Sign for Expectation #1

Sign language for Friend:
Using your index fingers,
first hook right over left
and then left over right.


Media

Music 

"Hall of Fame"** 3:20 min
"We're All In This Together"** 4:43 min. Lyrics
"I'm Amazing"** by Zeb Mo 3:15 min. Lyrics

Video 

Stop Discrimination and Respect Diversity * - 2.30 min.
Shows we need all people working together to get where we want to go.

 

Literature

Fable:
"The Lion and the Mouse" -Aesop Fable

Short Stories:
"Rebellion Against the Stomach" , The Book of Virtues, by William Bennett, p.386-387

"Damon and Pythias" , The Book of Virtues by William Bennett, p. 306-308

Poem:
"Equipment", George Washington Carver, G.E. Manual, p. 19


Vocabulary

Lexicon: Suggest use one of the following methods:

1. Student leader finds the word in a dictionary.
2. Use of individual dictionaries.
3. Display dictionary page on Interactive board.
4. Access dictionary through use of media device.

4 Steps:

1. Write the word.
2. Define the word.
3. Find synonyms
4. Find antonyms.

Word Wall Vocabulary: unique, diversity

Note: Reference Lexicon Resource

Dictionary


Introductory Activity

The Book

Leader: Present a small paperback book in good condition.
Ask: “What makes a book valuable?” Allow discussion. Then, begin to abuse the book, wrinkle pages, step on it, fold down corners, call the book stupid and finally toss it aside.
Ask: “How did I show disrespect for this book?” Allow discussion. Consider using brief pair/share after asking question.
State: “Disrespect is abuse. Respect is an attitude of acceptance and inclusion.
Recite Expectation #1.


Cooperative Learning

Pair Share: (P 3,5,6)

1 – If students are seated on floor: Designate ‘elbow buddies’.

2 - If students are seated at tables: Assign table partner.

3 - If students are standing: Have students walk around and on a designated signal, find a partner near them. Those students without a partner raise their hands and find one.

4 - Have pairs share with each other, then with other pairs, other teams, or the entire group.


Writing Activity

Have students complete the 4 Square Writing Prompt. Collect. This writing may provide the leader with sensitive areas students are currently dealing with and may help the leader with insight into student’s writing abilities.

Brain Break

**Caution:

Some of the online videos have brief advertisements attached at the beginning that may be inappropriate for viewing by students and need to be cued before showing.