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216 resources with the concept kindness

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Understanding Justice, Kindness and Tolerance

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders consider the implications of racism and prejudice. In this character education lesson, 9th graders participate in a classroom activity that requires them to consider how self-deception and self-betrayal contribute to racism.
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Kindness Compliments

For Teachers K - 6th
Students write compliments for the staff at their school. In this compliments lesson plan, students demonstrate kindness by anonymously writing and taping compliments to people's doors around the school.
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Words Can Hurt: King Day

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore stereotyping. In this moral and character development lesson, students share reactions to a T-chart displaying what boys can do and girls can not do. Martin Luther King's accomplishments are discussed, and students...
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Sharing our Talents: Art from the Heart

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students examine the concept of giving. For this gifts and talents lesson, students read a story about giving one's talents in Native American culture. Students analyze their own special gifts or talents and paint a picture of an act...
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Power of Speech

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students practice giving compliments and using words of praise. In this vocabulary lesson plan, students listen to the parable Yettle's Feathers and determine ways to use speech in positive ways instead of through rumors, tattling and...
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Eagle Boy: A Pacific Northwest Native Tale

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Learners read the story of the Eagle Boy. In this Native American Tale instructional activity, students discover the respect a boy has for wildlife. Learners discuss eagles and what they symbolize. Students create  song lyrics for the...
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The Only Boy in the Ballet Class

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Students discuss kindness and how to treat others. In this kindness lesson, students listen to the story The Only Boy in the Ballet Class by Denise Gruska. The teacher draws the main character and every time that he receives a put down...
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You're Special

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
Students utilize a new language to tell someone they care for them. In this complimenting activity, students practice saying nice things to friends and strangers in their target language. Students react to the activity afterwards and...
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Caring Coupons

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Ask your students to name "caring acts" for their parents and make coupons for their parents to use. They will think of caring acts their parents would appreciate and create original coupons of those acts to present their parents on a...
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European Folktales

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners analyze strong female characters infive different European folktales. In this European folktales lesson, students identify the setting and culture described in each folktale to gain understanding of the environment and people...
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Pizza with the Principal & Kindness Cash

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars understand how their words and acts affect others. In this acts of kindness lesson, students were rewarded for kind acts by getting to have pizza with the Principal. Young scholars also participated in a Principal's...
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Just-Us and Kindness: On Our Terms

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars consider their citizenship responsibilities in the world. In this philanthropy lesson plan, students define civic virtues as they consider how to be fair, just, and tolerant to promote human rights. Young scholars complete...
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Teaching Kindness across the Curriculum: Kindness for a Day, a Week, a Month, a Year

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students investigate the concept of character kindness in literature. In this human character lesson plan, students read about kindness and write about their understanding of it. 
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Change the World, One Month at a Time

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Young scholars complete monthly acts of kindness using the given instructions. In this acts of kindness instructional activity, students follow the directions for each month to create and give an act of kindness to their classmates or...
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Plant a Seed of Kindness

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students perform acts of kindness.  In this character lesson, students cut out seed shapes and write down their acts of kindness on them.  Students place the seeds on a bulletin board where they "plant" them below the grass line.
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Kindness Counts Book

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students make a book about kindness.  In this character lesson, students read a story about kindness and discuss how it applies to life.  Students complete a kindness counts page and then assemble them into a book.  Students can deliver...
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Jewish Heroes Congress

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore Jewish heroes throughout history. In this character development and history lesson, students work in groups to research a Jewish hero. A life-size model of the hero is constructed. Students participate in a Jewish Heroes...
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Kindness Just Because

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students analyze an African folktale. In this literature lesson, students read the story "Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters" by John Steptoe and analyze the acts of kindness in the story. Students identify the setting of the story and find...
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Friendship Chain

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students examine how to show kindness to others. They develop a list of ways to demonstrate kindness, write down an idea on a strip of paper to contribute to a friendship chain, and discuss how they carried out this kind behavior either...
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A Family Reading Experience

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders invite family members to come to school and participate in a reading activity, then write journals about their experience.
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Helping Others

For Teachers K
Students listen to a book being read and answer questions when prompted. They describe a time when they were helpful to others. They explore how they felt when they helped others and name classroom jobs that are important. They discuss...
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Top Ten Ways to be a Good 4-H Friend

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
A simple bubble worksheet on ways to be a good friend. Inside each circle, children write down a word or a phrase about the ways they can be a good friend to others.
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Information about The International Acts of Kindness Day (IAKD)

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Middle and high schoolers take part in the International Acts of Kindness Day. In a simple lesson, some ideas are presented which your charges can choose from. For example: donating to charity, sending notes of thanks, or developing a...
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The ABC’s of Kindness

For Teachers 1st
First graders practice random acts of kindness. In this character education lesson, 1st graders consider acts of kindness they can carry out and then identify them as they create ABC books of kindness.