Friday, November 6, 2015

UPK- Grade 3 Activity Teaches Tolerance For Children With Special Needs

We are offering a 40 - 60 Minute interactive lesson for K-3 Students that is fun and interactive. The hook for kids is a magic show that consists of 3 tricks. Woven within each trick is a lesson, that teaches students to understand children with special needs are part of their community. Each lesson focuses on empathy and understanding. The goal for this workshop is to reduce bullying and misunderstandings regarding children with special needs.

Teacher - Lenny Giardino - Early Childhood Director Upstate Cerebral Palsy
Content Knowledge - Character Education for K-3 - Civility and Citizenship

Character Education: Education Law 801-a (2010) requires instruction in civility, citizenship and character education" during the course of instruction in grades kindergarten through twelve. The instruction should address the principles of honesty, tolerance, personal responsibility,  respect  for  others,  observance  of  laws  and rules, courtesy, dignity and other traits which will  enhance the quality of their  experiences  in, and contributions to, the community. Tolerance, respect for others and "dignity" must include awareness and sensitivity to discrimination or harassment and civility in the relations of people of different races, weights, national origins, ethnic groups, religions, religious practices, mental or physical abilities, sexual orientations, genders and sexes.

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