Character Education: Self-Discipline (Grade 6)

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

Focus Question: What role does self-discipline play in relationships and life success? How can developing self-discipline equip people as world citizens who contribute to the common good? 

Unit Overview 

Students examine the role of discipline in their lives, in the lives of others, and in a civil society. They define self-discipline and compare and contrast discipline and self-discipline. The students read and discuss profiles of people who demonstrated self-discipline to reach goals and have also contributed to the common good. They determine the characteristics of people who exercise self-discipline to achieve success. The students create a plan that includes steps and strategies for practicing self-discipline. They set a personal goal and make a plan for using self-discipline to meet the goal. As a conclusion, they reflect on their level of self-discipline and their determination to increase that level as they mature.

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

The students will set a personal goal and make a plan for using self-discipline to meet the goal. They will reflect on their level of self-discipline and their determination to increase that level as they mature.