Character Education: Responsibility (Grade 7)

Unit of 5 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
6
7
8
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Philanthropy
Social Studies
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 explore the meaning of responsibility through examining choices, making decisions, and experiencing consequences. Learners explore the definition of responsibility as "following tasks to completion." They analyze a scenario for the problem, consequences, and possible solutions. Learners connect completing tasks with maintaining trust. Students examine the life of Mr. James Stephen Hogg through the lens of responsibility (dependability and completing tasks). Through role playing a scenario, students with different perspectives will make decisions about responsibility. Reflecting on a quote or a personal experience, students will share their thinking on responsibility defined as following through on a committment or task.

Service Experience 
Students look for opportunities to demonstrate responsibility to improve the relationships in their lives and communities. 
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Character Education: Responsibility (Grade 7)
Lesson 2 of 5
Grades: 
6
7
8

Learners explore the definition of responsibility as "following tasks to completion." They analyze a scenario for the problem, consequences, and possible solutions. Learners connect completing tasks with maintaining trust.