The learners break down the steps of decision-making in taking responsibility and apply it to a responsibility that is harder to follow.
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Unit: Character Education: Responsibility (Grade 6)
Unit: Character Education: Fairness (Grade 6)
We define what fairness means and compare and contrast definitions. Participants build empathy as they discuss others' experiences with fairness.
Learners define the meaning of impartial and connect it to fairness through the use of a Frayer model graphic organizer.
Unit: Character Education: Fairness (Grade 7)
Play a simulation game that illustrates each individual's power to take action for the good of others.
Unit: Character Education: Fairness (Grade 8)
Learners compare the meaning of justice with fairness and distinguish the meanings of fair, just, equal, and equitable. They write a definition for each term and display it on the wall for the duration of the unit.
Unit: Character Education: Trustworthiness (Grade 7)
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.
Unit: Character Education: Integrity (Grade 6)
Learners look at different scenarios and explore the pros and cons of acting with integrity when no one is watching.
In three scenarios that challenge one's integrity, the young people discuss and provide rationale for their decision-making.
Unit: What Respect Means to Me
After learning about the definition of respect toward self and others, we explore the idea of respect for property or the environment.
Unit: Character Education: Integrity (Grade 8)
We explore the integrity of Elizabeth Cady Stanton who fought for the rights of women when many people disagreed they should be allowed to vote. She was strong in her cause for women, but in the mid-1800s, she didn't speak up for Black women who were fighting the same right to vote.