The learners will define courage and relate courage to the concept of a "hero." They will describe the characteristics of a hero. ...
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Students reflect in writing on one of two quotes about courage. Or they write about courage they will need to act on an issue in the future.
In this lesson, students define courage further by distinguishing it from heroism and recognizing that courage is something we need when making a difficult choice about something important.
Learners identify the motivations of Jackie Robinson. They discuss what could make some people do something difficult even when they are afraid....
Students identify issues in their school or community they feel they could have the courage to stand up for.
Learners choose their favorite heroes from the "Star Wars" movies and identify acts of courage. They read about and discuss the traits of a classic hero from literature.
Students work in a small group to identify the circumstances and courage of a hero who acted for the common good.
Learners study the charts they made in the previous lesson to find hero traits related to courage and the classic hero story. They compose a summary line for each real-life hero.
Students work as a group to create a SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) of the viability of taking courageous action in a specific difficult situation.