Learners do a SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) of taking courageous action in a difficult situation.
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Learners define caring through discussion of examples and writing an acrostic.
Learners get inspiration from the work and words of Mother Teresa about performing small acts of kindness. They make a plan for carrying out a small act of kindness.
In this lesson, we learn that small actions do matter to the common good. While Mother Teresa is an amazing example of generosity, selflessness, and caring, we don't need to give up everything and make grand gestures to be caring.
Learners analyze and define the word perseverance and reflect on the perseverance of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Through a discussion of impulse spending and opportunity cost, learners weigh the benefits of careful decisions and perseverance in reaching goals.
Learners brainstorm a variety of short-term and long-term goals and discuss the logistics of carrying out the goals. They brainstorm needed resources and how they can persevere in reaching one or more of the goals.
Learners use respectful language to debate in a scenario that doesn't have a clear right and wrong choice. They try to persuade the group about what is the responsible thing to do.