Learners analyze the meaning of personal best and recognize the value of persistence in doing their best.
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Unit: Character Education: Perseverance (Grade 7)
Unit: Character Education: Perseverance (Grade 8)
Learners reflect on universal obstacles to persevering and write creative "one-liners" to help them face obstacles with creativity, determination, and humor.
Unit: Character Education: Responsibility (Grade 8)
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.
Through writing, learners reflect on their own plans for taking responsibility rather than leaving things to others.
Unit: Character Education: Responsibility (Grade 6)
Some responsibilities are easy to follow while others require constant reminders. Which responsibilities are easy for you, and which ones are easy for your friends? In this lesson we explore the difference between people and types of responsibilities.
The learners break down the steps of decision-making in taking responsibility and apply it to a responsibility that is harder to follow.
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.