K-12

LESSON 7: A BALLOON'S STORY

A red balloon learns to face his fears about the future and enjoy the present. Students will participate in discussions and activities to help them cope with their own insecurities and fears. They will see that, like the red balloon, they are meant to fly!

LESSON 5: THIS IS A JOYFUL REBELLION

Students are encouraged to make the world a better place by starting their own Joyful Rebellion. Rather than an angry face and a raised fist, their weapons will be a smile and a high five. Small changes can make a big difference!

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*For a full YouTube playlist of the real world example videos (minus the Rosa Parks video, which is on PBS), click here.


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LESSON 3: SMUGGLING HOPE

LESSON 3: SMUGGLING HOPE

This lesson fosters a greater understanding of hope and encourages students to depict their personal definitions of hope. Creating and then sharing their art gives them an opportunity to also share hope.

LESSON 2: BECAUSE YOU WERE

LESSON 2: BECAUSE YOU WERE

This lesson plan provides tips and activities designed to help your students appreciate the impact others are making on their lives. In addition to looking at their personal histories, students will research famous individuals to see how people they don’t even know have a made a difference in their lives.

LESSON 1: A STORY ABOUT A BIRD

The lesson plan offers activities to help students appreciate their own talents as well those of their classmates. By cooperating with each other they will see how much they can accomplish together.

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*For a full YouTube playlist of the real world example videos click here.


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