Children will explore the following questions: What is a resource? What makes something valuable? How can resources be used? What is responsibility?
There are 4 ways to introduce, 12 main lesson activities, and 4 conclusion activities that encourage children to think about what, how, and why the learned and what they can now do with the new knowledge, concepts, and skills.
This lesson is intended to provide multiple ways to differentiate, learn, re-learn, review, and extend learning by offering a choice board of introduction, main lesson activity, and conclusion options. Mix and match, or better yet, have the children mix and match to meet their readiness, interest, and learning needs. Many of these ideas are great to share with parents as an activity they can do at home (e.g. share in a monthly newsletter or at a parent-teacher conference to integrate parents into the learning process).
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Through exploration using these lesson plan ideas, children will be able to...
- Ask questions about use and value resources
- Identify and define resources
- Understanding how resources are created, used, replaced, enhanced, and/or damaged
- Evaluating and categorizing how interactions with resources influence the user, resource, and any other elements (edges) that interaction touches
- Distinguish between individual and communal resource
- Explore individual and community responsibility
- Use all five senses plus the mind to identify uses for and potential yields from resources
- Analyze and evaluate how understanding about resources, uses, value, and responsibility can influence choices within his/her own life
- Plan (and perhaps take) personally meaningful action to use the information to further personal priorities and goals
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