The activities in each lesson are easily related to one or more core curriculum subjects and should be helpful in meeting your school district’s developmental guidelines/standards, as well as state and national standards.
Early Childhood contains 58 lesson plans. Grades K-6 contain 61 lesson plans each. Grades 7-8 contain 44 lesson plans each and the high school section includes two books of lesson planning materials.
Lessons are designed to reinforce academic, social, ethical, and character development skills in various areas, such as critical and creative thinking, conflict resolution, decision making, interpersonal relationships, practical life skills, self-esteem, writing and language arts, citizenship and personal fitness.
Family/Home Activity: Every lesson plan has a family/home activity. This is a character-building lesson that the student takes home to do with a parent or guardian. The family/home activity reinforces the lesson that was done in the classroom and gives parents/guardians an opportunity to participate in the character development and success of their child. These activities can be found in the student workbook.
Learning for Life offers a recognition plan for youth that will motivate:
• Positive behavior
• Foster a sense of belonging to the group
• Assist in building self-esteem
• Reward a positive work ethic
Recognition plans include charts either for the wall or the desk, stickers, medals and downloadable certificates. There are brightly colored peel-off stickers that relate to the lesson plan themes in each book. When the class completes a designated set of themes, the teacher places the appropriate sticker on the Honor Wall Chart (see sample below) by the name of each student who participated. In addition, students can receive additional stickers for their Individual Honor Charts and to wear on their clothing. There is a medal called the Award of Excellence for achievement above the norm. This is a medal with the program logo suspended on a red, white and blue ribbon.