Principles of Integrity
  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.

Define integrity as being true to yourself and what you value. The learners explore examples of being true to self.

PrintOne 20-minute lesson

The learner will:

  • identify both an example and a principle from their life demonstrating being true to self.

Write the following phrases on a display chart or board:

  • John takes care of his appearance and the things in his room and backpack.
  • Marcia speaks kindly about herself and is proud of who she is.
  • Hector tries to be on time for his scheduled events.
  1. Anticipatory Set:

    Ask the learners what it means to have personal integrity. Listen to their responses and say, "One definition of integrity is to be true to yourself." Then ask the learners to read the three sentences to themselves (see above).

  2. Discuss how these examples demonstrate integrity. Discuss some traits of integrity. For example, they are consistent with what one believes, practice self-care, they are thoughtful of doing well, and they aim toward excellence for themselves. 

  3. Ask them to reflect on paper ways they are true to themselves. Ask them to name what value or principle they are showing with each example. Allow 5 minutes for journaling.

    Discuss in pairs or as a whole group what their reflections brought up.