Boris's arms are always open... and that's because robots can't cross their arms. In this lesson Dave and Boris talk about opening up to the people around you. Boris learns about all the connections we share, and he discovers that the more you open your arms and let people in, the more the world opens its arms to you.
Materials Required: pencil and paper
Age Group: Early Elementary/KS1
This lesson cross references the SEL Core Competency: 'Social Awareness' In this lesson students will learn about the importance of connection and social integration. They will learn tools to navigate relationships and become more aware of the affect that diverse social structures and groups can have on their behavior.
This lesson cross-references with B-SS 2., B-SS 9., and M 3. from the ASCA Mindset and Behavior Standards.
F4 that stable, caring relationships, which may be of different types, are at the heart of happy families, and are important for children’s security as they grow up.
CF1 how important friendships are in making us feel happy and secure, and how people choose and make friends.
CF3 that healthy friendships are positive and welcoming towards others, and do not make others feel lonely or excluded.
Israel was God’s chosen nation, His people. But when God came to earth, He came so that he could extend open arms to every tribe, nation, and tongue. Likewise in Acts 10, the Sprit called Peter to welcome the Gentiles into his church of Jewish Jesus followers. This would cause him to expand his friend group. In the Old Testament God is always calling His people to welcome in the stranger and the foreigner. God is creating a family where everyone belongs.
Additional Scriptures: Leviticus 19:33-34, Deuteronomy 10:19, Ezekiel 47:22, Romans 12:13