8th-Why Compassion is Important

Activity – 8th – Harper Why Compassion is Important Procedure: Introduce Shay’s Story.  Tell students that this story is about one child’s experience as perceived by his father. Read the story aloud to the class. As a story of compassion, students should...

8th-Magic Carpet

Activity – 8th – Harper Magic Carpet This activity promotes Helping Others, Problem Solving, Resiliency and Leadership. Procedure Have everyone stand on the tarp or “magic carpet.” Instruct the class to work together as a team to flip the tarp from the...

8th-Harper’s Hints for Helping Yourself

Activity – 8th – Harper Harper’s Hints for Helping Yourself There’s an old saying that you can’t help others before you are able to help yourself. Although that may not be entirely true, it is important for students to understand the value of taking...

8th-Harper’s Growing Heart

Activity – 8th – Harper Harper’s Growing Heart Procedure * You will want to decide whether you prefer doing this activity as a whole group or in small TEAMs before starting the lesson. Begin by asking students about Harper’s Helping Heart. How come...

8th-Chalk it up to an Attitude of Gratitude

Activity – 8th – Harper Chalk it up to an Attitude of Gratitude Procedure: Having an Attitude of Gratitude is an important piece of Helping Others. Students will have the opportunity to thank each other during this activity. Each student should have a...