INTRODUCTION TO DREAMLINE
In this lesson students will be introduced to the Dreamline Program. This includes what the program is, the deep purpose it serves, and introductions to our Dreamline Youth Mentors who will be a part of the experience for your students throughout. This is also an opportunity for students to explore the materials that will be used during this program, including Dream Path Journals. Finally, it includes the pre-program online survey that will measure impact.
In this lesson students will explore a collection of Dream Banners. As they are looking at the banners, they will be able to make personal connections to things they already believe in or like. They will also learn how to see and appreciate the perspective of others. Students will be able to make connections about how some of the things they are drawn to can be seen on a global scale.
DREAM PATH VALUES
This lesson helps students understand that values directly relate to self-awareness and self-management. It will also give students the ability to see the values of their peers. By having a space to share values, students will practice social awareness by showing respect, consideration, and appreciation for values that may be different than their own. This lesson will help students start to discover what truly matters to them and others as their Dream Path journey begins.
DREAM PATH SOLUTIONS
Students will understand that their values drive their actions – when they look for solutions to problems they care about. Students will explore how problems and solutions that resonate with them can be a starting point for a dream. Students will work in collaboration to discuss problems in the world and solutions to them. By the end of the lesson students will begin to shift from a solution mindset to a dream mindset.
DREAM PATH VISION
Students will understand that their dreams drive their actions. Dreams are attached to our values that we care deeply about. Now we are moving to making the final connection from the mind to the heart. Our emotions from our heart drive our actions and ultimately create our dreams.
DRAFTING MY DREAM
Students will be creating their written and artistic versions of their Dreamline Banner. The students will draft in their journals as they go through the Writers Workshop lessons. In each of the next three lessons you will do a mini-lesson example on parts of the writing process and how to create the published work (Dreamline Banner).
CREATING MY DREAM
Students will be revising/editing their draft and beginning their artwork. The students will revise and edit in their journals as they go through the Writers Workshop lesson. Some students may be finishing drafts while others will be ready to begin the next part. You will do a mini-lesson example on the next step of the writing process.
BRINGING MY DREAM TO LIFE
Today is the day! Students will take their work in their Dream Path Journal and transfer it to a Banner. This is the final ‘product,’ taking all they have done and bringing it to life on their physical Dreamline Banner.
Today students will share their Dream Banners! Students will read and show their Dream Banners to their class and share them in the Dreamline Gallery. It is a moment of voice, affirmation, and powerful community building.
In this final lesson students will reflect on their experience with the Dreamline Program as a group and individually. Students will take the post-program survey measuring impact.