Learners demonstrate understanding of integrity by reflecting and writing in response to quotes or personal experiences related to integrity.
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In three scenarios that challenge one's integrity, the young people discuss and provide rationale for their decision-making.
Learners read a brief description of the tough choice Frederik de Klerk faced as a leader in South Africa. They look at the strength needed to act with integrity when the pressure tells us to conform.
Learners look at different scenarios and explore the pros and cons of acting with integrity when no one is watching.
Define integrity as being true to yourself and what you value. The learners explore examples of being true to self.
The learners reflect on the meaning of integrity by analyzing quotes and naming what they are "true to" in themselves.
In the first lesson, the learners analyzed the meaning of integrity as it reflects being true to themselves and reflecting honestly who they are in their actions. In this lesson, we expand the definition to include being true to oneself and others.
We explore the integrity of Elizabeth Cady Stanton who fought for the rights of women when many people disagreed they should be allowed to vote. She was strong in her cause for women, but in the mid-1800s, she didn't speak up for Black women who were fighting the same right to vote.
This lesson provides an example of a politician known for his honesty. The learners identify why they depend on politicians to be honest, and discuss why it is difficult for politicians to be honest.