Why is the golden rule so golden?
Ms. Allen's Grade Three Multi-faith Class has been learning about the golden rule as part of their Religion and Me unit.
Ms. Allen's Grade Three Multi-faith Class has been learning about the golden rule as part of their Religion and Me unit. The students worked to understand the golden rule and how it is connected to various religions. They also reflected on their learning and how this relates to human values, responsibilities and rights.
To understand what the golden rule is and who uses it, we read the story written by Ilene Cooper, The Golden Rule.
As the students read the text, they worked on stopping and jotting.
After discussing the story, the students then thought about small moments in their lives where someone could have applied the golden rule. The Grade Threes enjoyed writing their stories working on including the lessons learned from their narrative writing unit. Finally, they showed their learning in their final thoughts about the importance of the golden rule answering the question, 'Why do you think it is important for everyone in our world to learn and follow the Golden Rule?'
- grade 3
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