Character Education: Responsibility (Grade 6)

Unit of 5 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
6
7
8
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Health and PE
Issue Area: 
Kindness
Focus Question 

What role does responsibility play in relationships and life success? How can developing responsibility equip people as world citizens who contribute to the common good?

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Unit Overview 

Students create a definition of responsibility from their experiences and gain insight into ways that sixth graders are responsible. Through a scenario, students examine the steps of decision-making in taking responsibility.  Through text, students examine Lorenzo De Zavala's responsibility in early and later life. Students gain insights into people's choices about responsibility through scenarios. Through a choice of prompts, students will reflect on and express their understanding of being responsible.

Service Experience 
Students look for opportunities to demonstrate responsibility to improve the relationships in their lives and communities. 
Lessons in This Unit