Character Education: Self-Discipline (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 self-discipline play in relationships and life success? How can developing self-discipline equip people as world citizens who contribute to the common good? 

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Unit Overview 

Learners experience an opportunity to practice self-discipline, and they compare and contrast discipline and self-discipline. They become familiar with vocabulary and concepts associated with self-discipline and examine the correlation between self-discipline and maturity. They learn about Benjamin Franklin's personal accomplishments and his contributions to the common good, and examine his wisdom about self-discipline. The learners investigate the importance of self-control and self-motivation through analyzing examples of self-discipline. They set a personal goal and describe self-discipline steps to meeting the goal. They select quotations and reflect on their relevance to achieving their goal.  

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 7)
Lesson 2 of 5
Grades: 
6
7
8

In this lesson the learners will become familiar with vocabulary and concepts associated with self-discipline. They will examine the correlation between self-discipline and maturity.

Unit: 
Character Education: Self-Discipline (Grade 7)
Lesson 3 of 5
Grades: 
6
7
8

In this lesson the learners express their point of view related to a quotation about self-discipline. They learn about Benjamin Franklin's personal accomplishments and his contributions to the common good, and examine his wisdom about self-discipline.

Unit: 
Character Education: Self-Discipline (Grade 7)
Lesson 5 of 5
Grades: 
6
7
8

The learners will set a personal goal and describe self-discipline steps to meeting the goal. They will select quotations and reflect on their relevance to achieving their goal.