Judy Peckham's Lesson Plans
Rationale and Use of Values Projects
The purpose of these Values Units is to make the learning of personal values integral in the daily life of the classroom, shaping responsible,productive citizens. Students will have the opportunity to study a novel
as it relates to a particular value, and create projects through picture
books that tie in with the value being integrated. In most instances, students
can work in groups to discuss or respond to the questions posed for each
book. They can then select on "Invitation" (which can be either
an individual or group project) for each unit. The "Intitations"
usually require research and may require a longer time frame - six weeks.
Many of the projects are geared to integrate technology into the curriculum.
Students have the opportunity to show off their projects using a multi media
presentation (Hyperstudio, PowerPoint), sinple tools like word procession,
databases, or a paint program, and sophisticated digital images. These projects
also address many of the TEKS
Refers to valuing the stimulation or development of mental or moral growth,including reading, writing, schooling, wisdom, and knowledge.
Refers to the affection for another person based on familial or personalities,as well as understanding and acknowledging one's place in history and community.
Refers to the value of protecting animals and the natural environment from
loss or depletion, as well as respecting their place.
Refers to the value of adhering to a course of action, belief, or purpose
without giving way; valuing steadfastness.
ETHIC Refers to the principal that physical or mental effort or activity
directed toward the production or accomplishment of something is good.
- COMPASSION/KINDNESS Refers to the deep feeling of sharing the suffering of another,together with the inclination to give aid or support, or to show mercy.It is also identifying with and understanding another's situation, feelings,and motives.
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'97, a teacher training and student technology council program sponsored
by the Center for Research on Parallel
Computation (CRPC), a National Science
and Technology Center. ©
July 1998 Judith Peckham http://teachertech.rice.edu/Participants/jpeckham/