The learners read about two very different Texas pioneers - William Goyens and Mary Maverick - and identify how they earned the trust of others.
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Unit: Character Education: Trustworthiness (Grade 7)
Unit: Character Education: Trustworthiness (Grade 8)
The learners identify the different communities with which they engage. They explore what it means to develop reciprocal trust within different communities.
Unit: Character Education: Integrity (Grade 6)
Learners listen to different statements of "the right thing to do" and determine the source of the value or judgment.
Unit: What Respect Means to Me
Learners define respect first for themselves, then as a group, they discuss the meaning of respect in different situations.
In this activity, the learners discuss and illustrate what it means to show respect for their personal identity, values, and emotions.
Unit: Character Education: Integrity (Grade 8)
Define integrity as being true to yourself and what you value. The learners explore examples of being true to self.
In the first lesson, the learners analyzed the meaning of integrity as it reflects being true to themselves and reflecting honestly who they are in their actions. In this lesson, we expand the definition to include being true to oneself and others.
Unit: Character Education: Honesty (Grade 6)
Learners may use either journaling or role-playing to reflect on the benefits to the community of truthfulness and straightforward actions. They analyze traits and actions of someone who has built a "good reputation."
Unit: Character Education: Courage (Grade 8)
In this activity, the learners get character snapshots of several different real-life heroes and look for patterns and lessons they can take away.
Unit: Surviving Auschwitz (9-12)
This lesson focuses on two young Jewish survivors of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazi death camp. As they return to their home town and the concentration camp, they each tell their story and explain why they were willing to return to such an...