Project Coordinator: W. Huitt
Last revised: November 2010
The need for educators and parents to focus on helping children and youth develop holistically, in addition to academic knowledge and skills, is widely accepted. However, given the pressure on teachers and administrators to guide students in academics, the major question is how might this be done. Just as importantly, there is disagreement among some of the most important influences on children and youth as to how to proceed. The following units and lesson plans integrate learning activities that focus on basic academic skills with those that take a more holistic view of identifying important knowledge, attitudes, and skills.
The Brilliant Star framework was used to identify important desired outcomes of schooling and education; it proposes three core elements and ten domains for consideration. The central theme is that those involved in the development of children and youth need to consider a holistic approach, including multiple factors that contribute to successful adulthood.
|Subject||Grade Level||Materials Available|
|Ethics, R/LA, or Social Studies||8 or 9th|
|Literature & Composition||10|
|History||11 or 12th|
Special Thanks to the following contributors:
|Marsha Huitt||Franconian International School||Erlangen, Germany|
|Glenn Lawler||Franconian International School||Erlangen, Germany|
|Suraya Walker||Charlton County HS||Folkston, GA|
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