Heroes and Courage
  1. Strand PHIL.I Definitions of Philanthropy
    1. Standard DP 01. Define Philanthropy
      1. Benchmark MS.4 Give examples of how individuals have helped others.
  2. Strand PHIL.II Philanthropy and Civil Society
    1. Standard PCS 01. Self, citizenship, and society
      1. Benchmark MS.4 Describe the characteristics of someone who helps others.
    2. Standard PCS 02. Diverse Cultures
      1. Benchmark MS.5 Discuss examples of groups denied their rights in history.

Learners reflect in writing on one of two quotes about courage. Alternatively, they write about courage they will need to act on an issue in the future.

PrintOne 20-minute session

The learner will:

  • reflect in writing on a quotation about courage.
  1. Anticipatory Set:

    Refer to the COURAGE acrostics from the first lesson of the unit. Discuss words from the acrostics that name traits they admire in a person of courage.

  2. Learners reflect in writing on the meaning of one of the following quotes:

  3. "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." –Martin Luther King, Jr.

    "Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear." –Ambrose Redmoon

  4. As an alternative, they can journal about something they think they will need to have courage to do in the future (a personal matter or an issue that promotes the common good).