Using the logic of circles, rules, moral modeling and the Golden Rule, this curriculum inspires young people to become global citizens. The students’ learning experience is enriched through drama, art, music, group reflection, journaling and rap. The curriculum can be used in public schools, religious schools and youth organizations.
The AGREE curriculum contains a “Gold Standard” for interacting with others, while addressing high academic standards for all grade levels in Arizona schools (USA). Particularly in the areas of reading, writing and mathematics with opportunities for the arts and the development of critical thinking skills.
These two curricula, Living the Golden Rule and Understanding the Golden Rule, are part of the Applied Wisdom section of Wikiversity. These curricula provide individuals with a useful resource for self-study. They also contain lots of ideas and exercises for teachers in schools, youth groups, universities and adult education programs. In addition, these resources address apparent contradictions and criticisms of the Golden Rule. Although some sections of these curricula are marked as needing more editing, and a few sections are not yet complete, one can rely on the quality of this material, because this course was developed in cooperation with Professor Harry Gensler, a noted American expert on the Golden Rule.
In 2006, Scarboro Missions sponsored a Golden Rule Art Contest for young people that attracted submissions from around the world. Youth were invited to create a piece of art that depicts their vision of what the world would be like if every person lived according to the Golden Rule.
If you are interested in sponsoring a similar contest, click here to view some contest instructions.
Some submissions to the 2006 Art Contest can be viewed by scrolling Golden Rule Art Exercise & Lesson Plan.
This rich collection of golden rule stories and anecdotes is an excellent resource for teachers and educators. These stories enable educators to inspire, challenge and inform their students on an ethical level. The editor, Dr. Harry Gensler S.J., also explains the logic of the stories. This compilation provides links to helpful references for both students and teachers.
This chronology is authored by Dr. Harry Gensler S.J., one of the top Golden Rule scholars in the world. This 30-page document chronicles the history of the Golden Rule from ancient to modern times. Essentially, the paper charts the ethical history of humanity through the lens of the Golden Rule. This chronological history is an ideal teaching tool with the capacity to reach a multitude of diverse audiences. It also has interfaith content.