SAMPLE - ACTIVITIES #1

 ACTIVITIES FOR UNIT ON KINDNESS

KINDNESS

The following are highlights of the unit on "kindness." This unit has 131 pages, so the following assignments are selections from the entire unit.


THE IMPORTANCE OF THE SPOKEN WORD

     For this unit on kindness, students study the importance of the spoken word.  They learn about the power of the tongue for good or for evil.  They answer questions for the article "Is Your Tongue Out of Control?" and study applications to their own lives.  Also, they hear a delightful story by Florence Littauer, who learned that words can be like "silver boxes."  A culmination for this unit is for students to create a silver box containing encouraging words for a fellow classmate.  From this unit, students learn the importance of speaking positive, not negative words to others. 

 

THE IMPORTANCE OF POSITIVE WORDS      

          Students also study and analyze a handout titled "PRESCRIPTION PAD" which emphasizes the importance of speaking positive words to others.  Students look up scriptures regarding one's tongue and its impact on others.

                                          

PRESCRIPTION PAD 

"GOSPILLS" FOR LIFE CLINIC

BIBLE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES   CALL 911-HEAVEN

 

DIAGNOSIS/PROBLEM:
PATIENT NEEDS TO CONTROL HIS TONGUE.
         

            

FREQUENCY OF APPLICATION:
APPLY GOD'S WORD AS MEDICINE THREE TIMES 
A DAY TO HELP OTHERS.


Write the following prescriptions.

Proverbs 25:11

Proverbs 15:23

 


MEDICAL ADVICE AND COUNSELING (Because we care - further help)

Write the following.

Proverbs 17:28

Proverbs 16:24

 

        INTRODUCTION TO PSALMS 23 AND PSALMS 26

     Students are introduced to Psalms 23 and Psalms 26. Students answer questions relating to the study of ancient Israel - the shepherds, their customs, and care of sheep.  The study of the shepherd has extensive background reading for students to understand ancient Israel and the shepherd's responsibilities. The study of the shepherd culminates in an art assignment.

Illustrations by Joneile Emery in My Big Coloring Bible.  Used by permission.

 

 A NONFICTION STORY      

     Within this unit, students also read "The View," Guideposts' story about a father who loses his eyesight in an electrical accident.  Instead of remaining in self-pity, he returns to school for training in physical therapy even though he is blind. He focuses his life on helping others.  This is a wonderful story for students to see how helping others actually benefits themselves.

 

               A FICTIONAL STORY: "THE YELLOW UMBRELLA"

    In another activity on kindness, students read and answer questions on the wonderful short story "The Yellow Umbrella" by Emily Ruth Hazel.  Then, students make a chart monitoring their actions of kindness toward others and the reactions of others to their kindness.  The class discusses the results.


THE ANNE FRANK STORY - W.W.II.

        Students study man's inhumanity to man and the lack of kindness.  Students view the DVD In Search of the the Heroes  – “Forget Me Not: The Anne Frank Story.”  Matt Fritzlinger is an imaginary character, representing hatred and intolerance in the world; yet, the Anne Frank family shows kindness to him regardless of their stressful, dangerous situation in Germany during World War II.  This video makes students think about their own behavior and their behavior toward others.  Students answer questions as they view the DVD.

 A REAL LIFE DRAMA - "The Stephen Moren Story

     Students listen to the CD "The Stephen Moren Story" in which a man, filled with hatred, realizes there is love and kindness in life.  Students answer questions as they listen to the CD. Discussion follows.