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The Gift of Sacrifice

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Second Sacrifice

LESSON TIME:
30 minutes


OBJECTIVES
Students will:

  • Define the word sacrifice
  • Provide examples of sacrifice in their communities and lives
  • Describe sacrifices they have made in their own lives
  • Describe reasons sacrifice is valued


Materials Needed:


Introductory Activity:
Have students watch the Character Club Sacrifice video. Then, have students do a think-pair-share to discuss the sacrifices they observed in the video. Follow with a full class discussion.


Small Group Activity:
Read The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein to the students. Have students work together to answer the following questions:

  • How did the tree show sacrifice?
  • What happened to the tree at the end of the story?
  • What is the ultimate sacrifice?
  • Is sacrifice a way to show love?
  • Why do people sacrifice?
  • Have you seen someone sacrifice for someone else?
  • What is a sacrifice that you could make?
  • Does sacrificing make you a hero?


Concluding Activity:
Have students brainstorm examples of sacrifice they have seen in movies, books, or in their everyday lives. Students should be prepared to share their examples the next class period.


Assessment:
Participation in class discussion