Classroom Resources

For Teachers

Dream A World Education loves, honors and respects teachers! If you’re visiting our website, this means YOU!  Please help yourselves to these classroom resources for grades TK-3. They are FREE to use and share
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Resources

Secrets of the Heart™
American Sign Language with Patty Dagata

Patty Dagata is a Los Angeles Educator and Specialist in American Sign Language (ASL). She recently conducted a Professional Development for the Teaching Artists of Dream A World Education, an arts non-profit working in low-income schools in Los Angeles. This video captures the ASL relevant to our Secrets of the Heart™, Passport To The Heart and One World Drum Circles, Story and Song Programs. It also includes some useful classroom vocabulary.

Secrets of the Heart™
American Sign Language

Friendship • Smile • Kindness • Imagination • Thank you • Courage • Love • Creativity • Peace • Giving • Beauty • Family • Happiness

The Young Masters Pledge

The Secrets of the Heart™ programs begin and ends each workshop with
the Young Masters Pledge call and response:

Make a peace sign, place it over your heart and repeat after me –

“I promise.” (response)

“To use my gifts.” (response)

“Everyday.” (response)

“In every way.” (response)

“For I am a Young Master.” (response)

“PEACE!” (response)

Osani Circle Game

Try this Osani Circle Game played by the Pygmy children of the Efe´ tribe of Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo) in Central Africa. 

  1. Sit in a circle with everyone’s feet touching to play the Osani circle game called “Circle of Love”.

  2. Each person names a round object like the sun or the moon, or an eye, older children go on to name an expression of “round”, like a circle of friends, or cycle of the moon.

  3. As players fail to give an answer that is “circular” they drop out until one player is left.

 

In the tradition the one remaining player will live a long and prosperous life!