In this lesson, students review what they learned from earlier lessons in the Kindness for All curriculum. We recommend that you teach the first five lessons of the unit first before using this lesson.
We want to provide children with an opportunity to think critically about different types of behaviors. Our aim is to help children recognize that some behaviors are helpful and kind, while others are not. Children are asked to consider the impact that our behaviors can have on other people, animals, and the natural world, and to decipher what is a kind and helpful behavior and what is not. We hope to encourage them to make choices that do the most good and the least harm, or to make “MOGO” choices, a term coined and promoted by the Institute for Humane Education.
Students play a game to review what they have learned throughout the Kindness for All unit. Then, they are presented with various situations and they have to decide whether or not someone demonstrated kindness in the situation. Finally, students work together to create a kindness collage.
Students will be able to…
compare and contrast helpful and not helpful behaviors.
identify at least three helpful behaviors.
KINDNESS FOR ALL
This is the sixth lesson from our Kindness for All resource guide for educators like you. This seven-lesson curriculum is designed for three-to-five-year-olds and aims to inspire children to act with kindness toward all living beings and the natural world. By implementing this curriculum, you will be playing a vital role in young children’s lives, helping them to value kindness while you nurture it within them—which ultimately leads toward the creation of a more compassionate, equitable, and restored world for all.
The development of this guide was made possible through a collaboration between Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers (HEART), Social Compassion, and
Volunteers of America Los Angeles.
HEART is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charity whose mission is to develop a generation of compassionate youth who create positive change for animals, people, and the natural world. As an award-winning full-service humane education provider in New York City, Chicago, and Indianapolis, HEART conducts student programs in-school and out-of-school, offers professional development programs for teachers both nationally and internationally, develops educational resources, and advocates for the implementation and expansion of humane education.
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