Students explore ways to be honest in communication, writing with clear purpose and honest intent.
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Learners reflect on issues that people tend to look the other way from to avoid facing difficult situations. They write an honest reflection on issues they can take action to address.
Learners dissect the trait of honesty by describing what it feels and looks like, defining it, and giving examples and nonexamples....
Learners define honesty as fairness and straightforward conduct. They look for examples in a story and analyze the merits and mistakes of the main character.
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."
Students role-play familiar scenarios in ways that follow the rules and support straightforward communication and also ways that do not support the rules. They discuss the value of rules for promoting the common good. This lesson extends over this class period and the next (Lesson Three is a...
Students reflect in writing about the value of honesty and following the rules. They explore the benefits to self and the common good.
Unit: Book Builders
In an effort to make an awesome school year, students draft and share a simple book describing the strengths and needs at the school to challenge everyone to make the school great. They learn the importance of community/social capital by building positive experiences with students of...