This lesson explores opposing perspectives on fairness issues and whether fairness is based on fact or context. Students compare and contrast different perspectives on two fairness issues - one global and one personal. They reflect on when fairness is a matter to advocate for through...
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Unit: Character Education: Fairness (Grade 6)
Unit: Character Education: Courage (Grade 8)
Working in small groups, learners match the classic hero traits to an activist who took social action for the common good.
Unit: Character Education: Honesty (Grade 6)
In this lesson, learners brainstorm honesty and its value and benefits to the community, family, friends, and self.
Unit: Character Education: Honesty (Grade 7)
Learners role-play familiar scenarios in ways that follow the rules and support straightforward communication and also in ways that do not support honesty. They discuss the value of rules or expectations for promoting the common good. ...
Unit: Character Education: Perseverance (Grade 7)
The purpose of this lesson is to reflect on long-term impact. Discuss the importance of not getting discouraged when their actions don't seem to make a difference in the short term.
Unit: Character Education: Perseverance (Grade 8)
Learners brainstorm universal obstacles to completing tasks and meeting goals.
Unit: Character Education: Courage (Grade 7)
Learners identify examples of courage from an article about Jackie Robinson.
Unit: Character Education: Responsibility (Grade 6)
The learners examine the responsible choices of Lorenzo de Zavala who was a leader in Texas and a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Using realistic scenarios to spark discussion, the learners discuss the importance and strategies of following through on responsibilities. ...
Unit: Character Education: Trustworthiness (Grade 6)
Learners brainstorm ways to "build capital in a trust bank account." They read and discuss a Celtic folktale and discuss the role of communication in building trust....