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QUARTER 3 : EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Week 2 : Values for Sustainable Growth and Development
1. Listen to get specific information about how values for sustainable development can
2. Determine cause-effect relationship
3. Infer character traits
4. Ask and respond to questions raised in panel discussions, quickie talk and
1. Demonstrate the ability to use previous experiences as processing information in a
2. Test new insights against previous learning
C. Language Forms in Use
1. Express plans, intentions, motives, and state observations using infinitive phrases
2. Use synonyms to ensure understanding of ideas
1. Determine the meaning of words through context clues
2. Use synonyms to ensure understanding of ideas
1. Show a keener sense of value for what is worthwhile through exposure to literature
2. Express commitment to practice moral values for sustainable development
3. Show understanding and appreciation of the author's style in conveying his message
1. Organize information to come up with an effective editorial
2. Expand ideas in well-constructed paragraphs observing coherence and cohesion
II. SUBJECT MATTER
1. “Start with Yourself,”
Chicken Soup for the Soul
2. “Start Doing Good” (adapted), Bella Angeles Abangan,
Lakbay Diwa, Tempo,
July 30, 2002, p. 7
3. “My Message To You,” William Beebe
4. “Moral Decay” by Paul L. Fuentes,
Manila Standard, January 16, 1989
Read this quotation and talk about how it reminds you of someone whose life
account exemplifies the virtues reflected in it.
“Great Man develops the virtues in others, not their vices. Petty Man
does just the opposite.”
1. Do you agree with Confucius?
2. How does this quotation apply to your life?
Pair off and share your answer to the following question.
Can you still remember what you dreamed of becoming when you were a
child? What is it?
Activity 2. Decoding Secret Words
Guess the secret words. Use the meaning and the code below as guide.
Activity 3. Prediction
From the title “Start with Yourself” guess what words you are most likely to meet
in the poem.
The following words were written on the tomb of an Anglican Bishop in the
crypts of Westminster Abbey:
Start With Yourself
When I was young and free and my imagination had no limits,
I dreamed of changing the world. As I grew older and wiser,
I discovered the world would not change,
so I shortened my sight somewhat
and decided to change only my country.
But it, too, seemed immovable.
As I grew into my twilight years,
in one last desperate attempt,
I settle for changing only my family,
those closest to me, but
Alas, they would have none of it.
And now as I lie on my deathbed, I suddenly realize:
If I had only changed myself first,
then by example I would have changed
From their inspiration and encouragement,
I would then have been able to better my country
and, who knows,
I may have even changed the world.
Activity 5. Find the Hook
Listen to your teacher read the poem “Start With Yourself.” In the boxes, write
the Bishop's dreams and wishes—
Listen to your classmate read the poem and jot down the causes of events in the
poem as well as their effects.
Activity 7. Time Line
Fill in the time line with words/phrases suggesting and clarifying time as you listen to
your classmate read the poem.
Activity 8. What I can Infer
Read the poem and fill in the chart with the traits of the Bishop as can be inferred
from what he said. Point out the lines which support your contention.
Activity 9. Pushing the Pen
Write a letter or a prayer which one might have written in case he is given only
twenty-four hours to live.
Activity 1. Connect, arrange, construct a very inspiring statement out of these jumbled
Activity 2. What Word Game?
Think of a word that has each letter below in the middle position. One is done for
Activity 3. What I Expect
Write down words (as many as you can) that you expect to find in the article
entitled “Start Doing Good.”
Read the article “Start Doing Good” by Bella Angeles Abangan and check your
list of words against what you will find in the article. Work with a partner.
Activity 5. Small-Group Differentiated Activities
Read the article “Start Doing Good” and perform the assignment task.
Start Doing Good
I will live through the next
twelve hours and not try
to tackle all of life's
problem at once,
I will improve my mind
I will learn something useful.
I will learn something that
requires effort, thought,
I will be agreeable, I will look
my best speak in a well
modulated voice, and be
I will not find fault with friends
relatives or colleagues
I will not try to change or
improve anyone but myself.
I will have a program, I might
not follow it exactly but
I will have it. I will save
myself from two enemies–
I will do a good turn and
keep it a secret,
I will do two things I don't
want to do. Just for the exercise.
I will believe my self.
I will give my best to the
world and feel confident
that the world will give its best to me.
I can do all things through Christ.
Christ who strengthens me. AMEN
Just for Foday
“Just for Today” is anonymously written, and it started with: “Lord, this day I'll do
these thirteen (13) promises.”
Each line gives strength and progress to us. If we work purposely for the
attainment of these thirteen goals, we will surely become progressive and improved
ourselves all the more.
Here is a story of Miss Miriam, a teacher who loved her graduating students that
year. She loved her advisory section so much that when she handed the diploma to each
of her students, she enclosed a xerox copy of this prayer. She also enclosed a letter
stating her challenge to each one.
“Do good for we have only one life, and we won't be born again.” This is a
challenge posed to each one of us. We have to do good to ourselves, to others and
most especially to God. Everything depends on our attitude.
The challenge stated also that no one will be absent on their reunion after five
years in her house in Sampaloc.
She has hoped for a birthday gift from each of her students and that is—each has
to finish a vocational or college course/degree. She highlighted that God serves as their
Adapted from : “Lakbay Diwa” by Bella
Angeles Abangan, Tempo
July 30, 2002, p. 7
Groups 1 and 2. Word Riddle Puzzle
The hidden words were taken from the reading texts.
Tell what word is described in each statement. The number of dashes indicates the
number of letter in each hidden word. Fill the dashes with the letters of the hidden word.
Some letters of the word are given to help you.
1. The word means “to focus attention on something” and its last letter is at the end of
c __ __ __ e __ __ r __ __ __ __ __ (13 letters)
2. The word means “pleasing” and its last letters are “able.”
a __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ (9 letters)
3. It means “ being kind by acting for the welfare of others.”
__ o __ s __ __ __ __ __ __ __ (11 letters)
4. It means “self-assured or bold” and its last four letters are the first four letters of
__ o __ __ __ __ __ __ __ (9 letters)
5. This is another word for “an associate” and its last syllable rhymes with “league.”
c __ l __ __ __ __ __ __ (9 letters)
6. It means “to deal with or to work hard on something” and it rhymes with “buckle.”
t __ __ __ __ (5 letters)
7. It is another word for “a wavering state of mind or irresolution” and its last syllable
rhymes with “conclusion.”
__ n __ __ c __ __ __ __ __ (10 letters)
Groups 3 and 4. Crack-the-Code
Use the number codes pool below to find the missing words or phrases as hinted
by the sets of numbers. Each number stands for a missing letter. Put all the letters together
to find the missing words or phrases.
Number Codes Pool
1=E 6=N 11=V 16=Y
2=A 7=S 12=B 17=U
3=G 8=L 13=O 18=F
4=C 9=M 14=I 19=H
5=T 10=D 15=R 20=P
Group 5. Formulate Questions
Read the article and form questions out of the given answers on your paper.
Begin with question words like what, which, why, how, where or who.
2. strength and progress
3. become progressive and improve ourselves
4. change and improve myself
5. vocational or college degree
Group 6. A Class Poll
Conduct a survey to find out the purposed of the author in writing the article.
D. Enrichment: Small Group-Differentiated Activities
Form groups of seven and do the following:
Group 1. Tell Me More About....
Read the list of character traits inside the box that follows and pick out the traits
displayed by names inside the middle circles.
Note: Write each trait inside a circle, and read the part of the article which describes each
Group 2. Reflect and Project
Reflect on the underlying reasons/causes why Ms. Miriam enclosed a copy of a
prayer and a letter to each student's diploma, and project the results or effects of such
Note: Write your entries inside the spaces provided for.
Group 3. Changes in the Open/Bend and Blend
Suppose you are one of the students of Miss Mirriam, which of the following parts
lifted from the article will you adopt? Remember to clarify your reasons/ causes for doing
so as well as their projected results or effects. Write your answers in the spaces provided
a. “I will not try to change or improve anyone but myself.”
b. “I will give my best to the world and feel confident that the world will give its best
c. “Do good for we have only one life and we won't be born again.” “I will believe in
d. “I will save myself from two enemies―hurry and indecision.”
e. “I will do a good turn and keep it a secret.”
Group 4. Life and Acts
Choose a part/parts of the article that you feel best exemplify or highlight the
importance of practicing values for growth and development.
Group 5. Musically Yours
Think/remember and share with your classmates a song or lines from a song which
reflect the importance of practicing moral values to attain growth and development in life.
Group 6. Let's Try
Think of services you can offer to help other students in your class that are geared
towards the attainment of sustainable growth and development. Make a list of all these
possible and practical services and rank them according to their importance. Choose the
best one and tell about its positive, interesting and negative effects.
Since when have you started practicing moral values as your guideposts or
footpaths for sustainable growth and development in life? Share your experiences with
your groupmates and choose one which you believe is the most interesting and which you
would like to share with the other groups. You may begin this way―
The most interesting is when ________________________________________
_______________ because _____________________________________________
__________________ This was caused by _________________________ and it is
important to note that it resulted to _______________________________________
With this I am happy to note that _______________________________________
E. Language Forms in Use
Activity 1. Word Puzzle
How many sensible sentences can you make with words in this box. You have
five minutes. (You can use each word more than once.0
Study these sentences based on the entries in Activity 1 and fill in the entries of
the following table. One example is given
1. I hope to see my pilot face to face
2. You have a journey to take.
3. You are again to learn what others must learn always.
4. To keep off envy is easy.
5. To develop a creative mind requires patience.
Abstraction of Details
1. What is common to all the entries in the first column? What name do we give to
2. How do we call a group of words introduced by
to + V and used as integral part of
3. Which of these group of words introduced by
to + V is used as
a. subject of a sentence d. object of the preposition, or
b. subject complement e. appositive?
c. direct object
Complete an excerpt taken from “Ulysses” by Alfred Lord Tennyson by supplying
the missing infinitives. Use the enclosed words in parentheses as cues.
“'Tis not too late (1) (seek) a newer world.
My purpose holds (2) (sail) beyond the sunset and (3) (bathe) of all the western
stars until I die.
Make weak by time and fate (4) (be) strong in will, (5) (strive), (6) (seek), (7)
(find) and not (8) (yield)!
How dull it is (9) (pause) and (10) (make) an end, (11) (rest) unburnished, not
(12) (shine) in use! As though (13) (breathe) in LIFE!”
Supply an infinitive phrase to complete the following sentences.
1. ______________ has been my purpose in life.
2. Moral values have ______________________________________.
3. Oftentimes we are against _________________________________.
4. What matter in life is ________________________________ sustainable growth
and development through education.
5. A definite plan _________________________ elevates us to a higher plane.
Form groups of ten and present a talk show focusing on the need to practice values
for sustainable growth and development. Two members of the group will pose as Korina
Sanchez and Cito Beltran. Five will be the members of the panel and the remaining ones
will prepare the questions. Remember to use infinitive/infinitive phrases.
Activity 6. Market Milling – Walk Talk
Walk around your classroom and ask five classmates these questions:
1. What must you do to become a better person than you are now?
2. Which of your old habits would you like to change? Why do you like to change them?
Report back to class. Use infinitives/infinitive phrases.
1. Have you ever tried to preach or give advice to someone?
2. How did you feel before, during and after you have tried to preach or to give
Activity 1. Synonym Webs
Create word webs of synonyms for these three words and establish their
relationships by using arrows.
1. Listen to your teacher read the poem and determine what message is being put
across by the speaker.
2. Read the poem and answer the questions at the end of the poem.
My Message To You
I cannot preach or advise wise or moral things
Because of what someone once said in your own eye
And because as a boy I never took any advice given like a dose of medicine
If I were young in years again I still am inside
I should make me a list of things
to do before I die.
I must go at least once clear around this jolly world
I can live with savages and in jungles now and then,
I may learn how they are
I will ride and read and shoot and play
Study the things and be silent
And such enthusiasm that every moment of necessary sleep can be a crime
To live so fully that most people might seem dead on their feet
To own a magnificent telescope
And by a frequent use never
to forget the humor of my size
And place and ambitions in the universe
Finally I will do things all over again
For I have done them and am still at it, and I know
For just once I have broken my motto of “Don't tell”
And now forget everything that I have said and live your own life.
1. What is the speaker trying to tell us?
2. What do you like about his message to you?
3. What does Beebe's message show about his character?
4. What does he mean by “the motes in your own eye”?
5. What does the speaker see and hear that an unimaginable person would miss?
6. Explain what the speaker means in “every moment of unnecessary sleep can be a
7. Pick out contrasting words in the poem. What is the effect of these contrasts in the
message of the poem?
8. What pictures does your imagination catch from lines nos. 4-13?
9. Which of the things the speaker wants to do would you like to do with him?
10. Is it enough to have high ideals and good intentions? Why or why not?
11. Which lines show the speaker's impatience with daydreamers?
12. What does the poem suggest to you about values?
Activity 3 Small Group-Differentiated Activities
In groups of ten (10), do the following:
Group 1. Counseling a Friend/Fictional Character
Imagine you are counseling a friend or a fictional character like Lupin who resisted
practicing moral values. Counsel him about what to do to become a better person.
Group 2. Wildest But Splendid...
Use your wildest imagination and envision ten moral values that were impossible for
your group to practice before but can be possible now or the near future.
Group 3. Facing Challenges
In your teen-age world, you face many kinds of challenges. Give examples
of these challenges and explain what moral values are needed to meet such
challenges. Cite a personal experience about one of these challenges.
Group 4. Quickie Talks
Consider and answer the questions below. Give a minute talk on―
Is there anything about the present situation of morality in society
you would like to change? Why?
How would you go about it?
Note: Five members of the group will alternately talk about examples of the
present situation of morality in society that they would like to change. All
the others will prepare the running script for the talk.
Group 5. Plan of Action
Imagine you are eager to practice what the group has chosen as the
top three important moral values for sustainable growth and development.
Write down your strategy or plan of action to accomplish your target. Report
back to class.
Group 6. A Letter to Beebe
Talk about what questions you would like to ask Beebe and how you will
show your appreciation for his message to you. Write them in a form of a letter
and share it to the class.
Pair off and share your ideas about "moral decay." Talk about how you
feel about it.
Activity 2. Modeling
Read "Moral Decay" and discover what is presented by the writer
Paul L. Fuentes
We Filipinos are very sensible. Look how the recent putsch was
lambasted in the newspaper. Letters from the readers swarmed
indicating that we cannot tolerate the cowardly and senseless killing of
soldiers and civilians, wasted ammunitions, and budding economy
again jeopardized. We condemn the former regime, its havoc upon our
lives. We condemn graft and corruption, so rampant; we condemn the
violation of human rights allegedly committed against the leader of
ce of Concerned Teachers (ACT); we condemn everything that is Allian
foul, inhuman, unjust, impure, indecent.
But look at the kind of movies and TV programs we go after;
display of sex acts—under the guise of art, nude bodies, violent sex,
fornication, adultery, vengeance, magical arts, sorcery, myths. Even an
ordinary comedy sit-com is rated "Parental Guidance." Is that
You can glean from the entertainment that we are so crazy about
what kind of people we truly are. Instead of censorship, awards were
given to this filth.
The female body has become the hottest and fastest selling
commodity, raking millions of profits for the movie industry, print, liquor
Every time a sex-oriented movie goes out for showing we are
buying our own ticket to moral degradation, anarchy, and even
destruction from VD epidemic, like what happened to Majuro Marshall
Islandwhere more than one out of ten have VD. Homosexuality is now
enjoined in full swing. Love of money just like lust of flesh is insatiable.
The chain has already been started; we wonder when it will end and
how. Then we aspire for peace and order and goodwill? Are we
A poverty-stricken Filipino bombarded with filthy movies, how will
Concerned Women of the Philippines, Rotary Club, Philippene
Alliance of Human Rights Advocates, we appeal to you. Will you
Activity 3. Let's Talk About ...
In Groups of ten, answer these questions:
1. What is the article about?
2. Whose opinions are presented in the article?
3. How does the writer present and organize his ideas?
4. Make a list of the “wrongs” people condemn and compare them with
the “wrong” we patronize.
5. Does the writer mention positive, interesting and negative values of
Filipinos? List them.
6. Do you agree with the writer when he says that we are indifferent to the present
7. Project on the most possible effects of “A poverty-stricken Filipino bombarded with
filthy movies.” Classify the effect as immediate, short term of long term. Plot your
entries in the following table.
8. In what reading material can you possibly find articles like “Moral Decay”? Specify
which section of the the reading material this can be found
Activity 4. Righting Old Wrongs
In “Moral Decay” the writer mentions a number of “wrongs” that he wants to see
ended. Can this be possible? What do we need to do to make it happen? Suggest
ways. (Retain the same groupings)
Reconvene and rank your solutions according to their order of importance.
Activity 5. Expressing Viewpoints
Your duty as a good citizen is to realize the part you can play in making this world
a better place to live in and to accept this significant role wholeheartedly. Answer the
call and do your share by writing an editorial clarifying your viewpoints on how to
achieve sustainable growth and development through bringing back the practice of
moral values among us, Filipinos. Present the ideas you have shared in Activity 4.
Include supporting facts, reasons, examples, observations, explanations and
recommendations for taking action. End up with a conclusion that will urge others to
join your crusade.
Activity 6. Revising and Editing (Dyad)
Exchange your editorial/personal essay with partner. Ask for suggestions to enrich
the content and improve the style, grammar, spelling, etc.
Activity 7. Polishing
Rewrite your essay incorporating suggestions and necessary changes Present a
clear, clean copy of your work.
G. Closure Looking Back
Reflect and answer the following questions:
1. What was the best thing about this lesson?
2. What did I find
a. most interesting?
b. most memorable?
c. most convincing?
d. most practical?
3. Which activity changed the way you felt about moral values for sustainable growth
4. Which part of the lessons affected you most strongly?
5. What aspects of the lesson would you like to learn more about? Why?
How do people react to change? Conduct interviews with your most trusted friends
and/or relatives and ask them to explain why there are some people who don't like to
change their “old ways” of doing things most especially their “wrong.” Report back to