Learners explore stories about a hero, Nelson Mandela, whose actions changed the course of history.
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Unit: Character Education: Courage (Grade 6)
Unit: Character Education: Courage (Grade 7)
Learners identify examples of courage from an article about Jackie Robinson.
Learners listen to the lyrics of the song "Hero" by Mariah Carey. They explore the feelings and actions that go along with being a hero.
Unit: Character Education: Courage (Grade 8)
Working in small groups, learners match the classic hero traits to an activist who took social action for the common good.
Unit: Character Education: Trustworthiness (Grade 7)
The learners read about two very different Texas pioneers - William Goyens and Mary Maverick - and identify how they earned the trust of others.
Unit: Your Place in the Community
Teens identify their roles and personal values, and analyze how their personal values and beliefs developed in connection to their community's values and beliefs. They discuss what decisions they can make through generosity and voice for the common good.
Unit: Character Education: Fairness (Grade 7)
In response to the story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, learners reflect on the barriers and challenges to addressing an unfair situation. Given a list of ways to respond to unfair situations, they match them to a list of unfair situations.
This lesson challenges learners to think of their personal responsibility to act when they observe unfair treatment. They respond to a scenario and work in small groups to make a plan of action in a specific situation of their choosing.
Unit: Courage of the Heart
Young people use their voice to speak up for injustice and take action for the common good.
Unit: Character Education: Responsibility (Grade 6)
Through a choice of prompts, the learners reflect on and express their understanding of being responsible.