How to use the lesson plans header, One Community, Lesson Plans for Life

Lesson Plans How-to

This page teaches how to use the Lesson Plans for Life using the following sections:

THIS PAGE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION
BOOKMARK IT AND CHECK BACK WEEKLY TO WATCH IT EVOLVE

RELATED PAGES

EDUCATION OVERVIEW   ●   GLOBAL TRANSFORMATION   ●   OUR OPEN SOURCE PURPOSE

One Community school, One Community education, teaching strategies for life, curriculum for life, One Community, transformational education, open source education, free-shared education, eco-education, curriculum for life, strategies of leadership, the ultimate classroom, teaching tools for life, for the highest good of all, Waldorf, Study Technology, Study Tech, Montessori, Reggio, 8 Intelligences, Bloom's Taxonomy, Orff, our children are our future, the future of kids, One Community kids, One Community families, education for life, transformational livingOne Community school, One Community education, teaching strategies for life, curriculum for life, One Community, transformational education, open source education, free-shared education, eco-education, curriculum for life, strategies of leadership, education for life, transformational education, new paradigm learning, genius training, the ultimate classroom, teaching tools for life, for the highest good of all, Waldorf, Study Technology, Study Tech, Montessori, Reggio, 8 Intelligences, Bloom's Taxonomy, Orff, our children are our future, the future of kids, One Community kids, One Community families, education for life, transformational living, thinking out of the box, learning how to learn - not what to learn, learning to think, using your brain for a change, brainy builderOne Community school, One Community education, teaching strategies for life, curriculum for life, One Community, transformational education, open source education, free-shared education, eco-education, curriculum for life, strategies of leadership, the ultimate classroom, teaching tools for life, for the highest good of all, Waldorf, Montessori, Reggio, 8 intelligences, Bloom's Taxonomy, Orff, our children are our future, the future of kids, One Community kids, One Community families, education for life, transformational livingOne Community school, One Community education, teaching strategies for life, curriculum for life, One Community, transformational education, open source education, free-shared education, eco-education, curriculum for life, strategies of leadership, education for life, transformational education, new paradigm learning, genius training, the ultimate classroom, teaching tools for life, for the highest good of all, Waldorf, Study Technology, Study Tech, Montessori, Reggio, 8 Intelligences, Bloom's Taxonomy, Orff, our children are our future, the future of kids, One Community kids, One Community families, education for life, transformational living, thinking out of the box, learning how to learn - not what to learn, learning to think, using your brain for a change, brainy builderteaching tools, teaching toys, learning tools, learning toys, educational toys, educational tools, toys to learn with, toys to grow with, math toys, science toys, social sciences toys, classroom toys, classroom tools, english toys, art toys, music toys, health toys, writing toys, reading toys, reading toolslesson plans for life, educational lessons, learning for life, teaching for life, educational plans, math lesson plans, science lesson plans, english lesson plans, social sciences lesson plans, art lesson plans, vocational lesson plans, health lesson plans, education templates, education mindmaps, learning mindmaps, Education for Life program, One Community, open source education, Highest Good education, free-shared educationevaluation and evolution, learning for life, growing as individuals, evolving education, One Community school, One Community education, teaching strategies for life, curriculum for life, One Community, transformational education, open source education, free-shared education, eco-education, curriculum for life, strategies of leadership, the ultimate classroom, teaching tools for life, for the highest good of all, Waldorf, Study Technology, Study Tech, Montessori, Reggio, 8 Intelligences, Bloom's Taxonomy, Orff, our children are our future, the future of kids, One Community kids, One Community families, education for life, transformational living, Highest Good education, One Communitythe ultimate classroom, One Community Kids, enlightened children, children of the future, conscious kids, conscientious kids, kid leaders, leadership and children, children leading the world, sustainable education, Highest Good education, One Communityeducation licensing, classroom licensing, home school licensing, charter school licensing, pilot school licensing, private school licensing, open source education, educational licensingHighest Good society, education for life, Highest Good education, fulfilled living, enriched life, enriching life, living to live, how to live an enriched life, keeping it all running, sustainable living, social architecture, fulfilled living, thriving, thrivability, emotional sustainability, the good life, a new way to live
CLICK THESE ICONS TO JOIN US THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA

One Community, Google PlusOne Community, YoutubeOne Community, LinkedInOne Community, TwitterOne Community, Facebook, UpdatesOne Community, Facebook, GroupsOne Community, Facebook, FansOne Community, Facebook, 3D PlantsOne Community, StumbleUponOne Community, PinterestOne Community, RedditOne Community, Weekly, Progress, Updates, BlogOne Community. Tumblr

 

WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE TO EVOLVING THIS EDUCATION PROGRAM WITH US

SUGGESTIONS     ●     CONSULTING     ●     MEMBERSHIP     ●     OTHER OPTIONS

WHAT ARE THE LESSON PLANS FOR LIFE

lesson plans for life, educational lessons, learning for life, teaching for life, educational plans, math lesson plans, science lesson plans, english lesson plans, social sciences lesson plans, art lesson plans, vocational lesson plans, health lesson plans, education templates, education mindmaps, learning mindmaps, Education for Life program, One Community, open source education, Highest Good education, free-shared educationThe Lesson Plans for Life are weekly theme-based lesson plan guides for designing what an Educator and Learner will focus on for one week. When used as described on this page, each of these lesson plans guides can be used to produce a lesson plan for teaching all subjects, to all learning levels, within the context of the central theme. They can be used in any learning environment as stand-alone lessons or as part of the complete program.

To make an even more comprehensive learning experience, combine the lesson plans with the Teaching Strategies for LifeCurriculum for Lifecore curriculum (to meet national and state standards), and the 7 foundational open source subject resources:

Teaching art, teaching music, teaching dance, teaching painting, teaching drawing, teaching drama, teaching sculpture, teaching needlework, teaching knitting, teaching cooking, teaching creativity, learning art, learning music, learning to paint, learning to sculpt, the Education for Life Program, creative kids, artistic kids, art in the context of, music in the context of, One Community education, open source education, One Community school, One Community education, teaching strategies for life, curriculum for life, One Community, transformational education, open source education, free-shared education, eco-education, curriculum for life, strategies of leadership, education for life, transformational education, new paradigm learning, genius training, the ultimate classroom, teaching tools for life, for the highest good of all, Waldorf, Study Technology, Study Tech, Montessori, Reggio, 8 Intelligences, Bloom's Taxonomy, Orff, our children are our future, the future of kids, One Community kids, One Community families, education for life, transformational living, thinking out of the box, learning how to learn - not what to learn, learning to think, using your brain for a change, brainy builderTeaching english, teaching literature, teaching reading, teaching writing, teaching english, teaching sentence structure, teaching storytelling, teaching verbal skills, teaching non-fiction, teaching fiction, teaching creativity, learning writing, learning reading, learning to write, learning to read, the Education for Life Program, creative kids, artistic kids, art in the context of, music in the context of, One Community education, open source education, One Community schoolTeaching health, teaching exercise, teaching vibrant living, teaching nutrition, teaching relaxation, teaching physical activity, teaching how to eat, teaching sports, teaching play, teaching about the body, teaching healthy regimens, learning health, learning exercise, learning vibrant living, learning about nutrition, the Education for Life Program, creative kids, artistic kids, art in the context of, music in the context of, One Community education, open source education, One Community schoolteaching math, teaching arithmetic, teaching algebra, teaching calculous, teaching calculations, teaching geometry, teaching trigonometry, teaching architecture, teaching engineering, teaching addition, teaching subtraction, learning math, learning arithmetic, learning algebra, learning calculous, learning calculations, learning geometry, learning trigonometry, learning architecture, learning engineering, learning addition, learning subtraction, the Education for Life Program, creative kids, artistic kids, art in the context of, music in the context of, One Community education, open source education, One Community schoolteaching science, teaching chemistry, teaching biology, teaching about plants, teaching about animals, teaching about space, teaching geology, teaching astronomy, teaching earth science, teaching physical science, teaching oceanography, teaching meteorology, teaching zoology, teaching human biology, teaching botany, systems theory, learning science, learning chemistry, learning biology, learning about plants, learning about animals, learning about space, learning geology, learning astronomy, learning earth science, learning physical science, learning oceanography, learning meteorology, learning zoology, learning human biology, learning botany, systems theory, the Education for Life Program, creative kids, artistic kids, art in the context of, music in the context of, One Community education, open source education, One Community schoolteaching social science, teaching social sciences, teaching anthropology, teaching economics, teaching geography, teaching history, teaching law, teaching linguistics, teaching foreign language, teaching psychology, teaching sociology, teaching social research, learning social science, learning social sciences, learning anthropology, learning economics, learning geography, learning history, learning law, learning linguistics, learning foreign language, learning psychology, learning sociology, learning social research, the Education for Life Program, creative kids, artistic kids, art in the context of, music in the context of, One Community education, open source education, One Community schoolThe Subjects of Technology and Innovationteaching human values, teaching abundance, teaching acceptance, teaching accomplishment, teaching achievement, teaching care, teaching awareness, teaching balance, teaching belonging, teaching bravery, teaching brilliance, teaching compassion, teaching connection, teaching confidence, teaching cooperation, teaching collaboration, teaching discovery, teaching efficiency, teaching expressiveness, teaching fairness, teaching love, teaching exploration, teaching flexibility, teaching For The Highest Good of All, teaching fun, teaching giving, teaching grace, teaching growth, teaching harmony, teaching helpfulness, teaching honesty, teaching imagination, teaching joy, teaching modesty, teaching mindfulness, teaching peace, teaching precision, teaching reason, teaching reflection, teaching reliability, teaching self-control, teaching, thoughtfulness, teaching trustworthiness, teaching unity, teaching valor, teaching wonder, learning human values, learning abundance, learning acceptance, learning accomplishment, learning achievement, learning care, learning awareness, learning balance, learning belonging, learning bravery, learning brilliance, learning compassion, learning connection, learning confidence, learning cooperation, learning collaboration, learning discovery, learning efficiency, learning expressiveness, learning fairness, learning love, learning exploration, learning flexibility, learning For The Highest Good of All, learning fun, learning giving, learning grace, learning growth, learning harmony, learning helpfulness, learning honesty, learning imagination, learning joy, learning modesty, learning mindfulness, learning peace, learning precision, learning reason, learning reflection, learning reliability, learning self-control, learning, thoughtfulness, learning trustworthiness, learning unity, learning valor, learning wonder, the Education for Life Program, creative kids, artistic kids, art in the context of, music in the context of, One Community education, open source education, One Community school

NOTE: All lessons were designed with the goal of expanding creativity and critical thinking while also teaching all subjects. With this in mind, on everything other than the facts of each subject, the emphasis should be placed on enhancing imagination and expanding an individual’s capability to formulate an argument or rationale, rather than on the degree to which the instructor feels the answer/presentation/project is specifically correct or incorrect. What is more important is the reasoning, ability to defend that reasoning, and process used to create it.

We are in the process of designing a full year of these lesson plans. Click the image below to visit the index:

Lesson Plans for Life Image, One Community lesson plans

LESSON PLANS COMPONENT OVERVIEW

Here is an overview of the primary components of each lesson plan. Detailed descriptions for each letter are below the image. The lesson plan shown is with the central theme of “Highest Good.”

Lesson Plan Component Overview, Lesson Plans How-to

The Components of the Lesson Plans

A: LESSON PLAN MINDMAP

Each lesson plan mindmap is an overview and visual representation of the foundations of each lesson plan. Use it to initiate an Educator/Learner conversation about the central theme and its relationship to all the subjects. Ask questions like:

Highest-Good-Mindmap-200
  • What images are you drawn to?
  • What branches of the mindmap are you drawn to and why?
  • What image do you think best represents the central theme and why?
  • What do you think _______ image means in the context of the central theme?
  • If you were to imagine a lesson based on _______ image, what would it be?
  • What image would you add or remove from this branch/subject and why?

Use the answers you receive to guide and inspire your lesson plan design. You can also use the mindmaps as standalone lesson plan creation tools, generating your own lessons using the pictures as creative inspiration with or without the lesson plans.

B: SUBJECT ICONS

The subject icons are to take you directly to each subject within the page:

Subject Icons, Math, Science, Social Sciences,

Clicking these icons will take you to the specific subjects on each lesson plan page

C: OTHER LESSON PLAN COMPONENTS

Each lesson can be combined with any one or more of the other components of the education program. Here’s how each one works specifically with the Lesson Plans for Life component:

One Community school, One Community education, teaching strategies for life, curriculum for life, One Community, transformational education, open source education, free-shared education, eco-education, curriculum for life, strategies of leadership, education for life, transformational education, new paradigm learning, genius training, the ultimate classroom, teaching tools for life, for the highest good of all, Waldorf, Study Technology, Study Tech, Montessori, Reggio, 8 Intelligences, Bloom's Taxonomy, Orff, our children are our future, the future of kids, One Community kids, One Community families, education for life, transformational living, thinking out of the box, learning how to learn - not what to learn, learning to think, using your brain for a change, brainy builder Foundations of Being: Combine with this component to improve both Educator and Learner communication and leadership skills when teaching, collaborating on, and executing a lesson plan. A good way to start is to pick just one area or skill from this page and focus on integrating that area or skill into the lesson plan for the entire week.
One Community school, One Community education, teaching strategies for life, curriculum for life, One Community, transformational education, open source education, free-shared education, eco-education, curriculum for life, strategies of leadership, the ultimate classroom, teaching tools for life, for the highest good of all, Waldorf, Montessori, Reggio, 8 intelligences, Bloom's Taxonomy, Orff, our children are our future, the future of kids, One Community kids, One Community families, education for life, transformational living Curriculum: Use this component to broaden subject concepts and stimulate new ideas when individualizing a lesson plan with a Learner. The areas within this component are in many cases interchangeable with the related content suggested in the lesson plans. If you’d like to change or diversify any part of a lesson plan, exploring the Curriculum for Life is a great place to start.
One Community school, One Community education, teaching strategies for life, curriculum for life, One Community, transformational education, open source education, free-shared education, eco-education, curriculum for life, strategies of leadership, education for life, transformational education, new paradigm learning, genius training, the ultimate classroom, teaching tools for life, for the highest good of all, Waldorf, Study Technology, Study Tech, Montessori, Reggio, 8 Intelligences, Bloom's Taxonomy, Orff, our children are our future, the future of kids, One Community kids, One Community families, education for life, transformational living, thinking out of the box, learning how to learn - not what to learn, learning to think, using your brain for a change, brainy builder Teaching Strategies: Use these strategies as ideas for combining the different sections of a lesson plan. They can also be used for ideas on how to make learning individual sections more fun and interesting. A good way to start with this component is for the Educator and the Learner to first pick the bullet points they want to focus on, then visit the Teaching Strategies for Life to find the strategy that you both feel would best combine and/or enhance the bullet points you’ve chosen.
teaching tools, teaching toys, learning tools, learning toys, educational toys, educational tools, toys to learn with, toys to grow with, math toys, science toys, social sciences toys, classroom toys, classroom tools, english toys, art toys, music toys, health toys, writing toys, reading toys, reading tools Learning Tools and Toys: Use this component for ideas about teaching and learning tools and toys that can be integrated into the lesson plans. A good way to start with this component is to look at the list as a path to thinking about what learning and teaching resources you already have that you can use. You can also use the list to stimulate ideas for tools and toys to add to your current “learning toybox.”
lesson plans for life, educational lessons, learning for life, teaching for life, educational plans, math lesson plans, science lesson plans, english lesson plans, social sciences lesson plans, art lesson plans, vocational lesson plans, health lesson plans, education templates, education mindmaps, learning mindmaps, Education for Life program, One Community, open source education, Highest Good education, free-shared education Lesson Plans for Life: This is the lesson plan archive of all completed lesson plans, as well as the lesson plans we’re still working on. When finished, this archive will contain enough lesson plan outlines to provide stimulating and unique educational structure for all learning levels, from pre-school through adulthood.
evaluation and evolution, learning for life, growing as individuals, evolving education, One Community school, One Community education, teaching strategies for life, curriculum for life, One Community, transformational education, open source education, free-shared education, eco-education, curriculum for life, strategies of leadership, the ultimate classroom, teaching tools for life, for the highest good of all, Waldorf, Study Technology, Study Tech, Montessori, Reggio, 8 Intelligences, Bloom's Taxonomy, Orff, our children are our future, the future of kids, One Community kids, One Community families, education for life, transformational living, Highest Good education, One Community Evaluation and Evolution: This component is designed to create a collaborative learning and teaching environment that promotes growth for both the Learner and the Educator. A good way to start using this component with the lesson plans is to create a Learner/Educator “Growth Portfolio” where you both record your experience with each lesson plan and discuss how you can cooperatively improve that experience for one another.
the ultimate classroom, One Community Kids, enlightened children, children of the future, conscious kids, conscientious kids, kid leaders, leadership and children, children leading the world, sustainable education, Highest Good education, One Community The Ultimate Classroom: This component is for people interested in creating a complete learning environment. A good way to start with this component is to look at it as a way to stimulate ideas for improving/enhancing whatever your current learning/teaching environment is. A little conscious planning followed by even small investments of time and energy into creating an environment more engaging, interesting, and fun can go a long way.

Visit the “How to Use the Education for Life Program” page for additional details on each component and how it works with each of the other components.

D: LINKS FOR MAKING SUGGESTIONS AND HELPING

One Community is a global collaborative of volunteers creating open source tools, tutorials, and resources for all aspects of sustainable living. Use these links to make suggestions, join our team, and/or see how to help in other ways:

SUGGESTIONS     ●     CONSULTING     ●     MEMBERSHIP     ●     OTHER OPTIONS

E: COMPREHENSIVE SUBJECT “MOLECULE” OUTLINES

The subject molecules cover all aspects of the 8 subjects: Art/Music & TradesEnglishHealthMathScienceSocial SciencesTechnology and Innovation, and Values. They start with the easiest and broadest concepts near the center and increase in difficulty and specificity as you move toward the outer rings. They can be used with the lesson plans to stimulate ideas and/or printed out and checked off as you go to make sure all aspects of a subject are comprehensively covered.

teaching arts, teaching trades, teaching life skills, teaching building, teaching communication, teaching painting, teaching exploration, teaching rhythm and tempo, teaching tactile skills, teaching learning strategies, teaching storytelling, teaching puppet theatre, teaching planting, teaching crafts, teaching woodworking, teaching metalworking, teaching pottery, teaching theatre, learning arts, learning trades, learning life skills, learning building, learning communication, learning painting, learning exploration, learning rhythm and tempo, learning tactile skills, learning learning strategies, learning storytelling, learning puppet theatre, learning planting, learning crats, learning woodworking, learning metalworking, learning poetry, learning theatre, the Education for Life Program, creative kids, artistic kids, art in the context of, music in the context of, One Community education, open source education, One Community school teaching english, teaching literature, teaching sociolinguistics, teaching communications, teaching linguistics, teaching speech etiquette, teaching listening, teaching pronounciation, teaching language, teaching reading, teaching writing, teaching parts of speech, teaching comprehension, teaching speaking, teaching stories, teaching poems, learning english, learning literature, learning sociolinguistics, learning communications, learning linguistics, learning speech etiquette, learning listening, learning pronounciation, learning language, learning reading, learning writing, learning parts of speech, learning comprehension, learning speaking, learning stories, learning poems, the Education for Life Program, creative kids, artistic kids, art in the context of, music in the context of, One Community education, open source education, One Community school teaching health, teaching emotional health, teaching mental health, teaching social health, teaching nutrition, teaching spiritual health, teaching physical health, teaching self respect, teaching self awareness, teaching flexibility, teaching fruit, teaching vegetables, teaching grains, teaching ego, teaching connection, teaching intuition, teaching motor skills, teaching fitness, teaching outdoors, learning health, learning emotional health, learning mental health, learning social health, learning nutrition, learning spiritual health, learning physical health, learning self respect, learning self awareness, learning flexibility, learning fruit, learning vegetables, learning grains, learning ego, learning connection, learning intuition, learning motor skills, learning fitness, learning outdoors, the Education for Life Program, creative kids, artistic kids, art in the context of, music in the context of, One Community education, open source education, One Community school teaching math, teaching arithmetic, teaching algebra, teaching calculous, teaching calculations, teaching geometry, teaching trigonometry, teaching architecture, teaching engineering, teaching addition, teaching subtraction, learning math, learning arithmetic, learning algebra, learning calculous, learning calculations, learning geometry, learning trigonometry, learning architecture, learning engineering, learning addition, learning subtraction, the Education for Life Program, creative kids, artistic kids, art in the context of, music in the context of, One Community education, open source education, One Community school

teaching earth sciences, teaching life sciences, teaching physical sciences, teaching astronomy, teaching states of matter, teaching motion, teaching investigation, teaching energy, teaching vibration, teaching magnetism, learning earth sciences, learning life sciences, learning physical sciences, learning astronomy, learning states of matter, learning motion, learning investigation, learning energy, learning vibration, learning magnetism, the Education for Life Program, creative kids, artistic kids, art in the context of, music in the context of, One Community education, open source education, One Community school teaching social sciences, teaching friendship, teaching family, teaching social skills, teaching language, teaching literature, teaching seasons, teaching fine arts, teaching emotions, teaching culture, teaching history, teaching sports, teaching relationships, learning social sciences, learning friendship, learning family, learning social skills, learning language, learning literature, learning seasons, learning fine arts, learning emotions, learning culture, learning history, learning sports, learning relationships, the Education for Life Program, creative kids, artistic kids, art in the context of, music in the context of, One Community education, open source education, One Community school teaching innovation, teaching awareness, teaching focus, teaching imagination, teaching strategy, teaching creativity, teaching visualization, teaching technology, teaching basic machines, teaching magnets, teaching gears, teaching coding, teaching app development, teaching design, teaching blueprints, learning innovation, learning awareness, learning focus, learning imagination, learning strategy, learning creativity, learning visualization, learning technology, learning basic machines, learning magnets, learning gears, learning coding, learning app development, learning design, learning blueprints, the Education for Life Program, creative kids, artistic kids, art in the context of, music in the context of, One Community education, open source education, One Community school teaching imagination, teaching communication, teaching care, teaching kindness, teaching hygiene, teaching sharing, teaching playfulness, teaching teamwork, learning imagination, learning communication, learning care, learning kindness, learning hygiene, learning sharing, learning playfulness, learning teamwork, the Education for Life Program, creative kids, artistic kids, art in the context of, music in the context of, One Community education, open source education, One Community school

F: CURRICULUM OVERVIEW PAGES

Use these links to directly access each of the 12 curriculum pages. Read these pages in conjunction with the lesson plans to broaden subject concepts and stimulate new ideas. The specific subject suggestions within the curriculum pages are in many cases interchangeable with the related content suggested in the lesson plans. Combining the lesson plan ideas with the curriculum for life broad-concept expansions, and the specificity found in the subject molecules described in “E” above, is enough for a creative person to easily expand any single lesson plan theme to offer unique and interesting lessons for a whole month or more.

These icons also link directly to each of the 12 curriculum pages:

CLICK THESE ICONS FOR A COMPLETE PAGE ON EACH AREA OF FOCUS

a new way to life, living fulfilled, an enriching life, enriched life, fulfilled life, ascension, evolving consciousness, loving lifeteaching honesty, teaching integrity, teaching ethics, ethical teaching, honest teaching, One Community school, One Community education, teaching strategies for life, curriculum for life, One Community, transformational education, open source education, free-shared education, eco-education, curriculum for life, strategies of leadership, the ultimate classroom, teaching tools for life, for the highest good of all, Waldorf, Montessori, Reggio, 8 Intelligences, Bloom's Taxonomy, Orff, our children are our future, the future of kids, One Community kids, One Community families, education for life, transformational livingfoundations of greatness, knowledge is power, educating kids, smart kids, wisdom curriculum, knowledge curriculum, One Community school, One Community education, teaching strategies for life, curriculum for life, One Community, transformational education, open source education, free-shared education, eco-education, curriculum for life, strategies of leadership, the ultimate classroom, teaching tools for life, for the highest good of all, Waldorf, Montessori, Reggio, 8 Intelligences, Bloom's Taxonomy, Orff, our children are our future, the future of kids, One Community kids, One Community families, education for life, transformational livingconsensus governing, conscious governing, enlightened governing, consensus for groups, achieving consensus, operating consensusteaching sharing, teaching giving, teaching receiving, sharing in education, open source, One Community school, One Community education, teaching strategies for life, curriculum for life, One Community, transformational education, open source education, free-shared education, eco-education, curriculum for life, strategies of leadership, the ultimate classroom, teaching tools for life, for the highest good of all, Waldorf, Montessori, Reggio, 8 Intelligences, Bloom's Taxonomy, Orff, our children are our future, the future of kids, One Community kids, One Community families, education for life, transformational livingteaching love, teaching connection, teaching empathy, teaching compassion, teaching values, One Community school, One Community education, teaching strategies for life, curriculum for life, One Community, transformational education, open source education, free-shared education, eco-education, curriculum for life, strategies of leadership, the ultimate classroom, teaching tools for life, for the highest good of all, Waldorf, Montessori, Reggio, 8 intelligences, Bloom's Taxonomy, Orff, our children are our future, the future of kids, One Community kids, One Community families, education for life, transformational living
teaching communication, teaching language skills, One Community school, One Community education, teaching strategies for life, curriculum for life, One Community, transformational education, open source education, free-shared education, eco-education, curriculum for life, strategies of leadership, the ultimate classroom, teaching tools for life, for the highest good of all, Waldorf, Montessori, Reggio, 8 Intelligences, Bloom's Taxonomy, Orff, our children are our future, the future of kids, One Community kids, One Community families, education for life, transformational livingTrue Community, how to build community, facilitating global community, community building, for The Highest Good of All, One Community, a new way to live, a new way of living, open source world, creating world change, One Community, 40+ tips for community making, One Communitysocial equality and justice, celebrating diversity, diversity as a value, celebrating diversityteaching freedom, freedom in teaching, celebrating other perspectives, teaching other perspectives, One Community school, One Community education, teaching strategies for life, curriculum for life, One Community, transformational education, open source education, free-shared education, eco-education, curriculum for life, strategies of leadership, the ultimate classroom, teaching tools for life, for the highest good of all, Waldorf, Montessori, Reggio, 8 Intelligences, Bloom's Taxonomy, Orff, our children are our future, the future of kids, One Community kids, One Community families, education for life, transformational livingcommunity contribution, a new way of living, time as your only currency, transforming life as we know itInterconnectedness, Sustainability Education, One Community school, One Community education, teaching strategies for life, curriculum for life, One Community, transformational education, open source education, free-shared education, eco-education, curriculum for life, strategies of leadership, the ultimate classroom, teaching tools for life, for the highest good of all, Waldorf, Montessori, Reggio, 8 intelligences, Bloom's Taxonomy, Orff, our children are our future, the future of kids, One Community kids, One Community families, education for life, transformational living

G: THE LESSON PLANS

The lesson plans sections are the foundation of each lesson plan page. They are divided into subjects and the areas within each subject are often further divided into sections specific to the subject (ex: Earth Science, Life Science, Physical Science) and/or themes that progress a lesson plan concept from its simplest form to college-level educational material.

Within each section the lesson ideas are color coded from red at the top to violet at the bottom. These color codes are to avoid categorization by age and/or grade so that all lessons can be used to support both the areas where a learner is strong as well as areas where more work may be needed. Choosing lesson suggestions from multiple levels is both encouraged and recommended.

For those who absolutely need an age guide, you can use this one: Red could be Pre-school – 1st grade, Orange could be 2nd – 4th grade, Yellow could be 4th – 6th grade, Green could be 7th – 8th grade, Blue could be 9th – 10th grade, Indigo could be 11th – 12th grade, and Violet could be considered “advanced classes” and/or college-level material. Still, we don’t feel these grade designations are really accurate tools to use since almost everyone is going to have different levels of proficiency in different subjects. It is therefor suggested that any Learner wanting to do any color should be allowed (and encouraged) to do so as long as the Educator feels confident in their ability to then modify that color’s content to fit the experience level of the Learner.

By allowing flexibility like this within the lesson design, subjects that Learners are strong in (and probably enjoy more) can be used as foundations to help them learn other subjects. It also allows unhindered progress in areas a Learner wishes to focus on while also including custom designed and ability-appropriate challenges in any areas a Learner may need help in.

Ultimately, what the lesson plan sections come down to is maximum flexibility to adapt and combine them to specifically meet the needs of individual Learners and Educators. Examples of this are below.

H: LESSON PLAN IMAGES

The lesson plan images are graphics that we feel represent the section they correlate with under their respective subjects. In many cases you can also use them to reference the related sections in the mindmaps.

WHY USE THE LESSON PLANS FOR LIFE

Coming soon…

RECREATIONAL APPLICATION

Coming soon…

HOMESCHOOLING APPLICATION

Coming soon…

PRIVATE AND TRADITIONAL SCHOOL APPLICATIONS

Coming soon…

LESSON PLAN EXAMPLE
FOR BEGINNING LEARNERS

Here is an individualized example of a lesson plan that could be created for a beginner learner we will call Neil. “Beginner learner” could be any age. To demonstrate how this lesson plan is individualized, let’s assume Neil loves and is strong in Math and English, challenged in Social Sciences, and average in all other subjects. You’ll see from Neil’s selections below that Neil also likes to choose tasks color coded outside of the levels typical of his learning level.

STEP 1: COLLABORATIVE SELECTION OF LESSONS

Using the color coded system, the first step is for the Educator and Neil to go through the ideas on the lesson plan and choose the ones they’d like to focus on. The Educator knows Neil’s strengths, passions, and areas needing more focus. With this in mind, the Educator helps Neil choose from the ideas from each subject. Choices can be from any color and it is up to the Educator to tailor the chosen lessons to the individual. If no ideas appeal to both the Educator and Neil, entirely new ideas can be collaboratively created.

With as little guidance as needed, Neil chose the following areas from this week’s “Highest Good” themed lesson plan:

● Arts: Describe* what form of art brings the best out of people and why you believe that.
● Trades: 
Pick 3 trades you feel are HGoA. Describe why you feel they are HGoA and why you may be interested in pursuing them. Share* your choices and reasons with classmates.
● English: Choose the form of literature that you feel is most for the HGoA and write a paper* about why you feel that is, including research and references to 5 writers who have used that style in what you consider a HGoA way or had what you consider a HGoA impact.
● Health: Observe 5 different people in your life that you see as each having at least 2 unique Highest Good relationship practices. Interview these people about these practices and how and why they use them. Draw conclusions and share* your results.
● Math: Identify 50 examples of Fibonacci sequence, Golden means, etc and create a way* to show their significance.
● Science: Choose 5 things about physical science (from a list the educator creates or from a book) that you think have contributed to the HGoA and share* why you think that
● Social Sciences (Yellow): Perform 5+ Highest Good activities in your community and create a journal, blog, or vlog of your results
● Technology: Use a picture editing app* to create a collage of images that represent the HGoA to you
● Innovation: Imagine a new HGoA innovation/invention capable of dramatically benefiting large groups of people. Create* your innovation so it has at least 20 HGoA feathers that you can draw, label, or otherwise explain.
● Values: Pick 5 people that you really respect and ask them about what HGoA means to them and create a way* to share what you learned

Young learners would usually focus on red and orange sections but, as you can see above, Neil chose blue for Math and green for English because those were his strong subjects. Neil also was interested in the yellow idea for Social Sciences, even though Social Sciences is an area Neil is typically more challenged in. Red and orange were chosen for all other subjects.

Note: For educational purposes here, the narrative above was written without viewing the lesson plan to make it as unbiased as possible while. We felt this would also reflect the most interesting possibilities and potential randomness that could actually occur with a Learner’s choices. 

STEP 2: CREATING THE PLAN FOR THE WEEK

The next step is for the Educator and Neil to create their plan for the week using Neil’s choices. This is done by creatively combining the ideas above. Tasks that are too challenging are made easier and areas that seem too easy are made more challenging. Areas Neil was drawn to (Math, English, and Social Sciences in this case) are used as the foundations for the week’s plan and additional ideas are accessed and added as needed from the Teaching Strategies for LifeCurriculum for Life, and core curriculum pages.

To keep this lesson plan simpler to learn from, we’ll only use the information above (no inspiration from the Strategies for LifeCurriculum for Life, and/or core curriculum) to construct it. Here is an example of what Neil’s lesson might look like, starting with the three areas he was specifically drawn to. Keep in mind that Neil is a beginner Learner and this lesson plan would inspire/involve an entire week of learning.

Activity 1: Math, English, Social Sciences, Art

Learn what the Fibonacci sequence is and then choose a picture book that you feel teaches concepts that are for the Highest Good of All. Explain your choice and then find five examples you think could be the Fibonacci sequence in your chosen book. Next, perform 5+ Highest Good activities (or variations of activities) from your book in your community and show your results using the form of art (or writing) that you feel brings the best out of people. Share your creation and why you chose that form of art. 

Activity 2: Trades, Values, Technology

Pick 3 trades/jobs you feel are HGoA. Describe why you feel they are HGoA and why you may be interested in pursuing them. Now go ask 5 people that you really respect what HGoA means to them and what 3 trades/jobs they feel are HGoA. Use a picture editing app to create a collage of images that represent the 10 best HGoA ideas from combining your list and the lists of the 5 people you talked to. 

Activity 3: Health, Science, Innovation

Observe 5 different people in your life that you see as each having at least 2 unique Highest Good relationship practices. Interview these people about these practices and how and why they use them. Now choose 5 things about physical science (from a list the educator creates or from a book) that you think have contributed to the HGoA and use them to imagine a new HGoA innovation/invention capable of helping groups of people by sharing what you learned from the 5 people you observed. Share your invention and 20 different features on it with a drawing, dance, play, paper, or as an addition to the collage in Activity #2 above.

Note: There are no wrong answers in the above activities. Creativity and participation are celebrated as success. Non-participation and/or difficulty with the exercises are looked at as opportunities for Neil’s teacher to practice making the exercise more fun while providing suggestions for how to proceed. If it’s a component you are using, it is also an opportunity for Neil and his teacher to explore and practice some of the Foundations of Outstanding Leaders, Teachers, and Communicators.

LESSON PLAN EXAMPLE
FOR INTERMEDIATE LEARNERS

Here is an individualized example of a lesson plan that could be created for a young learner we will call Sofie. To demonstrate how it is individualize, let’s assume Sofie loves and is strong in Science and Performance Art, challenged in English and Technology, and average in all other subjects. You’ll see Sofie’s selections below that she also likes to choose tasks color coded outside of the levels typical of her learning level. These choices usually are higher in her areas of strength and much lower in her areas of challenge.

Lesson plan coming…

LESSON PLAN EXAMPLE
FOR ADVANCED LEARNERS – ACCELERATED

Here is an individualized example of a lesson plan that could be created for a young learner we will call Katarina. To demonstrate how it is individualize, let’s assume Katarina loves and is strong in English and Social Sciences, challenged in Health, and average in all other subjects. You’ll see Sofie’s selections below that she also likes to choose tasks color coded at the higher levels of all colors.

See the “Lesson Plan Example for Advanced Learners – Reserved” for the opposite example of someone who chooses tasks color coded at all lower levels.

Lesson plan coming…

LESSON PLAN EXAMPLE
FOR ADVANCED LEARNERS – RESERVED

Here is an individualized example of a lesson plan that could be created for a young learner we will call Aaron. To demonstrate how it is individualize, let’s assume Aaron loves and is strong in English and Social Sciences, challenged in Health, and average in all other subjects. You’ll see Aaron selections below that he also likes to choose tasks color coded outside of the levels typical of his learning level. These choices are usually much lower than Aaron’s ability.

See the “Lesson Plan Example for Advanced Learners – Accelerated” for the opposite example of someone who chooses tasks color coded at all lower levels.  

Lesson plan coming…

OTHER RESOURCES

We're building a resource section. Click here if you have a suggestion or resource for this page.

OPEN SOURCE SUBJECT RESOURCES (click icons for complete pages)

teaching arts, teaching trades, teaching life skills, teaching building, teaching communication, teaching painting, teaching exploration, teaching rhythm and tempo, teaching tactile skills, teaching learning strategies, teaching storytelling, teaching puppet theatre, teaching planting, teaching crafts, teaching woodworking, teaching metalworking, teaching pottery, teaching theatre, learning arts, learning trades, learning life skills, learning building, learning communication, learning painting, learning exploration, learning rhythm and tempo, learning tactile skills, learning learning strategies, learning storytelling, learning puppet theatre, learning planting, learning crats, learning woodworking, learning metalworking, learning poetry, learning theatre, the Education for Life Program, creative kids, artistic kids, art in the context of, music in the context of, One Community education, open source education, One Community school teaching english, teaching literature, teaching sociolinguistics, teaching communications, teaching linguistics, teaching speech etiquette, teaching listening, teaching pronounciation, teaching language, teaching reading, teaching writing, teaching parts of speech, teaching comprehension, teaching speaking, teaching stories, teaching poems, learning english, learning literature, learning sociolinguistics, learning communications, learning linguistics, learning speech etiquette, learning listening, learning pronounciation, learning language, learning reading, learning writing, learning parts of speech, learning comprehension, learning speaking, learning stories, learning poems, the Education for Life Program, creative kids, artistic kids, art in the context of, music in the context of, One Community education, open source education, One Community school teaching health, teaching emotional health, teaching mental health, teaching social health, teaching nutrition, teaching spiritual health, teaching physical health, teaching self respect, teaching self awareness, teaching flexibility, teaching fruit, teaching vegetables, teaching grains, teaching ego, teaching connection, teaching intuition, teaching motor skills, teaching fitness, teaching outdoors, learning health, learning emotional health, learning mental health, learning social health, learning nutrition, learning spiritual health, learning physical health, learning self respect, learning self awareness, learning flexibility, learning fruit, learning vegetables, learning grains, learning ego, learning connection, learning intuition, learning motor skills, learning fitness, learning outdoors, the Education for Life Program, creative kids, artistic kids, art in the context of, music in the context of, One Community education, open source education, One Community school teaching math, teaching arithmetic, teaching algebra, teaching calculous, teaching calculations, teaching geometry, teaching trigonometry, teaching architecture, teaching engineering, teaching addition, teaching subtraction, learning math, learning arithmetic, learning algebra, learning calculous, learning calculations, learning geometry, learning trigonometry, learning architecture, learning engineering, learning addition, learning subtraction, the Education for Life Program, creative kids, artistic kids, art in the context of, music in the context of, One Community education, open source education, One Community school

teaching earth sciences, teaching life sciences, teaching physical sciences, teaching astronomy, teaching states of matter, teaching motion, teaching investigation, teaching energy, teaching vibration, teaching magnetism, learning earth sciences, learning life sciences, learning physical sciences, learning astronomy, learning states of matter, learning motion, learning investigation, learning energy, learning vibration, learning magnetism, the Education for Life Program, creative kids, artistic kids, art in the context of, music in the context of, One Community education, open source education, One Community school teaching social sciences, teaching friendship, teaching family, teaching social skills, teaching language, teaching literature, teaching seasons, teaching fine arts, teaching emotions, teaching culture, teaching history, teaching sports, teaching relationships, learning social sciences, learning friendship, learning family, learning social skills, learning language, learning literature, learning seasons, learning fine arts, learning emotions, learning culture, learning history, learning sports, learning relationships, the Education for Life Program, creative kids, artistic kids, art in the context of, music in the context of, One Community education, open source education, One Community school teaching innovation, teaching awareness, teaching focus, teaching imagination, teaching strategy, teaching creativity, teaching visualization, teaching technology, teaching basic machines, teaching magnets, teaching gears, teaching coding, teaching app development, teaching design, teaching blueprints, learning innovation, learning awareness, learning focus, learning imagination, learning strategy, learning creativity, learning visualization, learning technology, learning basic machines, learning magnets, learning gears, learning coding, learning app development, learning design, learning blueprints, the Education for Life Program, creative kids, artistic kids, art in the context of, music in the context of, One Community education, open source education, One Community school teaching imagination, teaching communication, teaching care, teaching kindness, teaching hygiene, teaching sharing, teaching playfulness, teaching teamwork, learning imagination, learning communication, learning care, learning kindness, learning hygiene, learning sharing, learning playfulness, learning teamwork, the Education for Life Program, creative kids, artistic kids, art in the context of, music in the context of, One Community education, open source education, One Community school

 

OPEN SOURCE CURRICULUM OUTLINES (click image for summaries and links to complete pages)

CARE
teaching love, teaching connection, teaching empathy, teaching compassion, teaching values, One Community school, One Community education, teaching strategies for life, curriculum for life, One Community, transformational education, open source education, free-shared education, eco-education, curriculum for life, strategies of leadership, the ultimate classroom, teaching tools for life, for the highest good of all, Waldorf, Montessori, Reggio, 8 intelligences, Bloom's Taxonomy, Orff, our children are our future, the future of kids, One Community kids, One Community families, education for life, transformational livingteaching honesty, teaching integrity, teaching ethics, ethical teaching, honest teaching, One Community school, One Community education, teaching strategies for life, curriculum for life, One Community, transformational education, open source education, free-shared education, eco-education, curriculum for life, strategies of leadership, the ultimate classroom, teaching tools for life, for the highest good of all, Waldorf, Montessori, Reggio, 8 Intelligences, Bloom's Taxonomy, Orff, our children are our future, the future of kids, One Community kids, One Community families, education for life, transformational livingInterconnectedness, Sustainability Education, One Community school, One Community education, teaching strategies for life, curriculum for life, One Community, transformational education, open source education, free-shared education, eco-education, curriculum for life, strategies of leadership, the ultimate classroom, teaching tools for life, for the highest good of all, Waldorf, Montessori, Reggio, 8 intelligences, Bloom's Taxonomy, Orff, our children are our future, the future of kids, One Community kids, One Community families, education for life, transformational livingsocial equality and justice, celebrating diversity, diversity as a value, celebrating diversity
SHARE
teaching communication, teaching language skills, One Community school, One Community education, teaching strategies for life, curriculum for life, One Community, transformational education, open source education, free-shared education, eco-education, curriculum for life, strategies of leadership, the ultimate classroom, teaching tools for life, for the highest good of all, Waldorf, Montessori, Reggio, 8 Intelligences, Bloom's Taxonomy, Orff, our children are our future, the future of kids, One Community kids, One Community families, education for life, transformational livingteaching sharing, teaching giving, teaching receiving, sharing in education, open source, One Community school, One Community education, teaching strategies for life, curriculum for life, One Community, transformational education, open source education, free-shared education, eco-education, curriculum for life, strategies of leadership, the ultimate classroom, teaching tools for life, for the highest good of all, Waldorf, Montessori, Reggio, 8 Intelligences, Bloom's Taxonomy, Orff, our children are our future, the future of kids, One Community kids, One Community families, education for life, transformational livingcommunity contribution, a new way of living, time as your only currency, transforming life as we know itcooperating, living cooperatively, collaborative living, collaboration, working together, helping each other, global family, coming together, seeking agreement, team work
PLAY
a new way to life, living fulfilled, an enriching life, enriched life, fulfilled life, ascension, evolving consciousness, loving lifeTrue Community, how to build community, facilitating global community, community building, for The Highest Good of All, One Community, a new way to live, a new way of living, open source world, creating world change, One Community, 40+ tips for community making, One Communityteaching freedom, freedom in teaching, celebrating other perspectives, teaching other perspectives, One Community school, One Community education, teaching strategies for life, curriculum for life, One Community, transformational education, open source education, free-shared education, eco-education, curriculum for life, strategies of leadership, the ultimate classroom, teaching tools for life, for the highest good of all, Waldorf, Montessori, Reggio, 8 Intelligences, Bloom's Taxonomy, Orff, our children are our future, the future of kids, One Community kids, One Community families, education for life, transformational livingfoundations of greatness, knowledge is power, educating kids, smart kids, wisdom curriculum, knowledge curriculum, One Community school, One Community education, teaching strategies for life, curriculum for life, One Community, transformational education, open source education, free-shared education, eco-education, curriculum for life, strategies of leadership, the ultimate classroom, teaching tools for life, for the highest good of all, Waldorf, Montessori, Reggio, 8 Intelligences, Bloom's Taxonomy, Orff, our children are our future, the future of kids, One Community kids, One Community families, education for life, transformational living

 

OPEN SOURCE TEACHING METHODOLOGY SUMMARIES

Montessori | Waldorf | Orff | Reggio | Multi-Intelligence | Bloom's Taxonomy | Study Tech | I-WE

 

INDEX OF ALL THE ONE COMMUNITY OPEN SOURCE LESSON PLANS
Lesson Plans for Life Image, One Community lesson plans

Click this image for the Lesson Plans for Life page with links to the rest of the lesson plans

 

THE WORLD'S LARGEST ONLINE FREE EDUCATION RESOURCE ARCHIVE

 

RELATED CONTENT AND OTHER RELATED RESOURCES

We're building this resource section. Click here if you have a suggestion or resource for this page.

BUTTON1