Our Big Idea from the Core Essentials curriculum for the month of October is Individuality. Individuality means discovering who you are meant to be so you can make a difference. Students will watch the two videos embedded below:
After seeing the videos, students will be placed in six groups and asked the following questions:
Group 1: What made Nick different from most people?
Group 2: How did Nick initially feel about his individuality?
Group 3: What action(s) did Nick’s feelings about himself lead to?
Group 4: When and how did Nick discover what he was meant to be?
Group 5: What difference did Nick make after the discovery?
Group 6: How can you discover your individuality, and why is it important?
Students will be given a coloring sheet of a zebra without stripes. In their groups, they will place their name on the paper and add the stripes in whatever color and pattern they want. Their sheet will be a reminder to them to begin to discover what they are meant to be so they can make a difference. While they are working at their tables, Will.I.am’s song “What I am” posted below will be playing on the projector screen. When students have completed their zebra, they will capture a picture using Photobooth on the laptop and post it to their blog with the title: “Individuality.”
To read more about Nick’s life, visit his Youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/NickVujicicTV.