Learners examine their family trust relationships and connect their experiences with the trust bank account. They brainstorm things their family depends on them for and decide if they feel trustworthy at home.
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On their own, learners take a stand on several statements about the nature of promises. Then in a group, they argue and discuss a point of view about each statement.
The learners use metaphors to describe a trustworthy person.
The learners read the metaphor drawings of the other groups and copy strong words and phrases that help define trustworthiness. They identify traits of people they know (including themselves) and write a definition of trustworthy.
The learners read about two very different Texas pioneers - William Goyens and Mary Maverick - and identify how they earned the trust of others.
Learners play a game that helps them identify qualities in others that make them trustworthy.
The learners identify the different communities with which they engage. They explore what it means to develop reciprocal trust within different communities.
We learn about public trust and identify characteristics of public figures that merit trust. Learners also discuss how they can use their own time, talent, and treasure to support trustworthy politicians, sports figures, corporations, and celebrities.