In this lesson, learners explore different ways communication can be changed through interpretation and intentional misleading.
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Unit: Character Education: Honesty (Grade 8)
Unit: Character Education: Perseverance (Grade 6)
Each learner sets an individual goal using a goal-setting strategy. The group reflects on perseverance and how to persevere when the plan gets difficult to carry out.
Unit: Character Education: Perseverance (Grade 7)
Learners look for examples of personal best in a movie about perseverance and discuss the value of working toward their personal best even when it is difficult.
Unit: Character Education: Perseverance (Grade 8)
Learners define perseverance and identify the need to persevere in completing tasks. They will explore obstacles and excuses that deter perseverance.
Perseverance involves breaking down a task into small parts and seeing it through, even if it is difficult. In this lesson, groups plan a service project, including what is needed, how to overcome barriers, and a timeline.
Unit: Character Education: Responsibility (Grade 8)
The learners brainstorm the effects of taking responsibility and not taking responsibility around issues they care about.
Unit: Character Education: Fairness (Grade 6)
Learners reflect on a role-play scenario demonstrating fair and unfair decision-making techniques. They identify behaviors that promote or create barriers to making decisions. A Dr. Seuss book provides a discussion starter.
Unit: Character Education: Fairness (Grade 7)
Several questions spark conversation and critical thinking about the meaning of fairness. Learners work together to create a definition of fairness.
In the final reflection, the learners connect the concepts of fairness and philanthropy through written a response to a quote or personal experience.
Unit: Character Education: Fairness (Grade 8)
Learners meet in a "round" to discuss issues of fairness and the common good. They explore how downloading music for free affects the common good. They brainstorm other issues of fairness that affect the common good.