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Education: Lesson Plans


Day in and day out, teachers of course use lesson plans to guide their work. By relying on this familiar, and inherently flexible, resource, THI can introduce critical thought about positive change into any subject, from art to biology to history.


Below are outlines for both a high school and a university seminar. 


A)  Introduction

The Education Initiative

Education is the primary way we develop our worldview and hone our individual instincts for positive change. Yet too often our classroom work seems devoid of connection to the real world, to concrete possibilities for the hard work of making things better. So THI has developed three ways to better investigate positive change in the classrooms of the world. 

Seminar on Positive Change

Is it an inherent human responsibility for each of us to try to make a positive difference in the world? How do we each go about doing so? How can we best measure the results, both for those we would seek to benefit and within our own lives?

This seminar would investigate positive change, from the most dramatic and long-term initiatives to the simplest, quietest individual effort to make life better for someone else.

"Education and the Warm Heart"

President Chace, Your Excellency the Governor, members of the faculty, students, and honored guests:

It is a great privilege for me to be with you today and to address you on this commencement ceremony. I look around here today on this beautiful sight with lots of color and trees in full blossom, on this joyful occasion to all of you because it marks the culmination of many years of hard work and study.