Learners dissect the trait of honesty by describing what it feels and looks like, defining it, and giving examples and nonexamples.
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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."
Learners explore ways to be honest in communication, writing with clear purpose and honest intent.
In this lesson, learners explore different ways communication can be changed through interpretation and intentional misleading.
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.
Learners reflect in writing about the value of honesty and following the rules. They explore the benefits to self and the common good.
Learners will reflect in writing on the role of the common good and honesty when rules are not clearly stated and people have different amounts of power.
Learners explore the meaning of playing by the rules and making personal choices that support the common good. They discuss how people could respond with honesty and dishonesty to the same situation.