Life Application Lessons for Life Principles
It is suggested that evidence of this life principle or the lack of it may be found in various forms of media - past, present, and future, and current real-life situations. It is recommended for learners to be engaged in a continuous search for life principle connections as part of the critical thinking process.
Objective: Learners connect the life principle with individual choices and apply in a personal situation.
Tool for Evaluating Components of Types of Media:
‘Hand’y Curriculum Connections Page One, Page Two
- Learners brainstorm and select a situation that involves the life principle.
- Use the Choice C.R.O.S.S.ROADS LP Worksheet to apply the life principle in the personal situation. Follow up with the Choice C.R.O.S.S.ROADS Planning Sheet.
- Option: Create a goal plan using the Goal-setting C.R.O.S.S.ROADS Worksheet or the Goal-setting Planning Sheet.
Objective: Learners will use a graphic organizer such as a Venn Diagram or T Chart
to develop the concept of cause and effect within a life application situation.
(see link below for a variety of graphic organizers)
- Introduce topic or have students brainstorm situations involving the life principle.
- Allow time for identification and discussion of the cause and effect within the topic through pair/share or Whole Group Discussion.
- Distribute the Venn Diagram
or T Chart
and allow time for learners to put their thoughts in writing.
- Offer time for pair share or small group discussion to compare ideas and add additional thoughts.
- Use whole group discussion to summarize the ideas shared. Have each learner write a statement drawing personal conclusions as to their cause and effect within the life application situation.
- As a group or individually have learners write a statement connecting the effects the life principle would have on the situation in relation to the 8 Expectations for Living, lines from the school/class creed, or other school-wide standards.
** Resource for a Variety of Printable Graphic Organizers English and Spanish versions
** Resources for helping students make Choices and in Goal-setting