"What is essential is invisible to the eye. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly." In the dedication to The Little Prince, the author, St. Exupéry says, "All grown-ups were once children — although few of them remember it." We live in a society in which children are forced to grow up too soon. They are exposed to inappropriate language and images, violence, and pressures from friends and society in general. They also are inundated with technology and are, some at very young ages, given phones, social networking accounts, video games, etc. that keep them constantly connected electronically while their ability to play and “be a kid” becomes more obsolete.
Common Core Standards Covered in This Lesson
In This Lesson:
1. Lesson outline for “Being a Kid”
2. Grading Rubric
Recommended Grade Level:
High School – 9th through 12th
One hour to introduce; one week for students to complete