AGREE’s free resources provide a vital tool for character development and social interaction in our schools today. The basis is simple, multicultural, and tied to academic standards, including the Arts. AGREE also provides recognition opportunities for both students and schools in the state of Arizona.
How is AGREE Funded?
Why are AGREE Materials FREE?
AGREE is made possible by the “Live the Golden Rule” Arizona license plate. Utilization of AGREE as a character development program in our schools grew out of the May 13, 2003 Resolution naming Arizona as the first Golden Rule State.
How Can I Get a Golden Rule License Plate?
You can order a custom Golden Rule license plate for your vehicle. $25 initial fee/ $25 annual renewal. No special requirements. Available to everyone at AZDOT. The Department of Transportation donates $17 of the proceeds to AGREE to help us provide free materials to schools in Arizona.
What is Unique About AGREE?
AGREE free resources are created “by Arizonans, for Arizonans” and are adaptable by educators. Program activities are designed to address the AZ Academic Standards and offer enrichment in the Visual and Performing Arts. Grades 9-12 Reading and Writing Standards are tied to “Golden Lives”, a growing collection of biographies of Arizonans whose lives and conduct reflect some aspect of the Golden Rule. The living body of work will grow as selected student essays are added to the following year’s edition. Student artwork, music, or dramatic performances may accompany these essays and will receive recognition for outstanding work. In addition, activities incorporate higher order thinking skills and deductive reasoning.
What Awards Does AGREE offer?
Monetary awards are given out annually to teachers who submit Golden Rule lesson plans or ideas that are accepted and developed as part of the following year’s new resources. Yearly one school is selected for outstanding examples of incorporating the “Golden Rule” concept into the life of their school. Two Senior Awards are available yearly for “Golden Lives” Essay submissions. Additional Awards will be given to Music and Art Students who participate in AGREE hosted arts competitions or events.
What makes the Golden Rule Unique to Arizona?
Arizona became the first official State in the United States on May, 13, 2003. Signed by the Secretary of State, Jan Brewer and supported by legislation, with the initiative to “Treat others the Way you Like to be Treated” being of utmost importance to Arizonans Statewide. With Golden Rule Cities and Schools, this is the thread that connects us not only locally, but globally.
|Ivan Aargon||Translator (Spanish)||Arts Experiences Resources|
|Kirra Abplanalp||Youth Reporter||Golden Artist InterviewsCup Song TutorialExperience the Golden Rule Video|
|Chris Andrade||Resource Review||Arts Experiences|
|Larisa Balderrama||Design/Branding||Arts ExperiencesGoldie the Navigator|
|Brigid Benson||Videographer||Goldie the Navigator|
|Julie Clement||Costume/Set Design||AGREE Arts Workshop|
|Evan Crabtree||Writer/Host||Live Golden|
|Paul Dirkmaat||Translator (Mandarin)||Arts Experiences Resources|
|Esperance Emedi||Translator (Swahili)||Arts Experiences Resources|
|Manvi Harde||Writer/Host||Live Golden|
|Vicki Higgins||Consultant/Resource Review||Goldie the NavigatorArts ExperiencesTeacher Professional Development|
|James Kinney||Videographer||Live Golden|
|Nivea Krishan||Writer/Host||Live Golden|
|Kendra Ruth Martinez||Artist/Songwriter/Actor/Writer||Arts Experiences ResourcesGoldie the NavigatorStars Shine Brightly AlbumGolden Rule CompassCrossword PuzzlesExperience the Golden Rule|
|Camylle Palmer||Artist/Graphics||Breathing CactusHow to Treat a Cactus PosterCompass CrittersGoldie the Navigator|
|Trisha Panse||Writer/Host||Live Golden|
|Olivia Peterson||Writer/Actor/Director||Goldie the NavigatorBreathing CactusLive Golden Discussion Guide|
|Roy Peterson||Videographer/Actor||Goldie the Navigator|
|Anusha Rahman||Publicist||Live Golden|
|Anita Rangaswami||Translator (Hindi)||Arts Experiences Resources|
|Chelsea Robson||Songwriter||“Live a Golden Life”|
|Erin Saathoff||Resource Review||Arts Experiences|
|Danel Salaz||Resource Review||Arts Experiences|
|Rene Sales||Songwriter/Sound Engineer/Actor/Interviewer||Goldie the NavigatorGolden Artist InterviewsBreathing Cactus|
|Ted Sowards||Videographer/Animation||Stars Shine Brightly Dance ResourcesBreathing Cactus|
|Alec Spears||Dialect (Western Drawl)||Arts Experiences Resources|
|Liliana de Leon Torsiello||Translator (Spanish)||Experience the Golden RuleBecome a Golden Rule School Flier|
|Sue Lynn Stiner||Writer/Curriculum Consultant||Golden Lives EssaysArts ExperiencesMany to One Deductive Reasoning|
|Sean-David Ta||Videographer||Live Golden|
|Buddy Lee Walters||Resource Review||Arts Experiences|
|Michelle Wang||Translator (Mandarin)||Arts Experiences Resources|