Spreading Love and Unity with One Love

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Preschool / Pre-Primary / Nursery / Pre-Kindergarten Lesson Plan – Learning One Love Book, Maria Montessori philosophy

Title:ย “Spreading Love and Unity with One Love”

Age Group:ย Preschool / Pre-Primary / Nursery / Pre-Kindergarten (3-5 years old)

Learning Framework:ย Early Learning Outcomes Framework (ELOF) – USA

Educational Approach:ย Montessori Method

Learning Outcomes (Based on ELOF):

  1. Social and Emotional Development:ย Children will express feelings, thoughts, and empathy towards each other. They will understand the concept of unity and spreading love.
  2. Language and Literacy:ย Children will improve their vocabulary and comprehension through the discussion of the book.
  3. Cognition:ย Children will develop critical thinking skills by reflecting on the book’s themes.

Resources Needed:

  • “One Love” book by Cedella Marley
  • Art materials: colored paper, glue, scissors, markers, crayons
  • Musical instruments (optional)

Lesson Plan:

1. Introduction and Story Reading (20 minutes):

Introduce the book, “One Love”, explaining that it’s based on a song by Cedella Marley’s father, Bob Marley. Read the book to the children, encouraging interaction and questions.

2. Group Discussion (15 minutes):

Discuss the themes of the book such as love, unity, and community. Ask the children what they think “One Love” means and how they can spread love in their own lives.

3. Art Project – “Our One Love” Mural (30 minutes):

Provide art materials and instruct the children to draw or cut out pictures of how they can show love in their daily lives. This could include helping a friend, caring for a pet, or planting a tree. Combine all pictures to create a classroom mural.

4. Music and Dance (15 minutes, optional):

If resources permit, listen to the “One Love” song and encourage the children to dance and express themselves freely. You can use simple musical instruments like shakers or drums to let the children participate in making music.

5. Conclusion (10 minutes):

Gather the children and discuss the created mural. Reinforce the idea of unity and spreading love just as it was in the “One Love” story.


Evaluate the children’s comprehension of the story, their participation in the discussion and art project, and their understanding of the themes of love and unity.

Alignment with Montessori Method:

This lesson plan aligns with the Montessori method by offering hands-on activities (art project, music), encouraging self-expression and peer interaction, and promoting peace education – a key element in Montessori philosophy.

Link to ELOF:

The lesson integrates several ELOF domains. Social and emotional development is fostered through discussions of love and unity, language and literacy skills are enhanced through the reading and discussion of the book, and cognition is addressed as children reflect on the book’s themes and contribute to the art project.






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