Signal Hill’s LifeKits product is an educational resource designed to help children make holistic and life affirming choices and to better see the value, uniqueness, and beauty of all people. Fully compliant with the BC Ministry of Education's core competencies, each LifeKit contains 2 ready-to-go lesson plans and supporting resources (children’s books, videos, and hands-on object-lessons) for each grade from kindergarten to grade 7.
We want to change the way that the world values people, to show the uniqueness, dignity, beauty, and strength of every human being. Created for children, from Kindergarten to Grade Seven, LifeKits does just that.
Through integrated lesson plans and resources, LifeKits helps teachers lead their students in an interactive experience using multi-sensory tools that will awaken children’s appreciation for the greatness found in each person.
Created to inspire
The program is divided into three themes - Human Growth and Development, Human Relationships, and Living in Community. Each theme is designed to empower children to make holistic and life-affirming choices in their future.
Whether students are thinking about The Sneetches to learn that everyone is important, reading The Seven Chinese Brothers to recognize that everyone has unique gifts, making a web from yarn to realize our connectivity and diversity, or watching a video on conjoined twins, Krista and Tatiana Hogan, to explore society’s unrealistic standards of beauty, the hands-on approach of LifeKit lessons engages children of all ages.
Ready to go
The LifeKits program fully complies with the Ministry of Education’s Core Competencies for each grade and draws on resources such as Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who to help children learn these value-shaping lessons through engaging storytelling.
Your LifeKit includes two lesson plans per grade (from K-7) as well as all the resources needed to run the lesson. Lesson plans, printables, and video resources can all be found on the eight memory-sticks that are provided with each LifeKit. The box also contains storybooks, fetal models (7-10 weeks development), and a geode.
Our LifeKits program is receiving rave reviews from teachers and students alike. Teachers report that the kits are “a great way to introduce the notion of having respect for all life into the classroom discussions and student consciences” and that their students “responded very well to the discussion of the media’s affect on us.”
When discussing diversity, student responses included “I can only be myself, so there’s no point trying not to be” and “There is no one like me because I’m already taken.”
To learn more about LifeKits, contact our Philanthropy and Community Engagement Manager, Derek Scott.