The learners will investigate the meaning of respect, especially as it relates to respecting members of diverse groups. Students will analyze the dynamics of group formation and describe how inclusion and exclusion from groups can result in conflict and disrespect.
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Learners identify the motivations of Jackie Robinson. They discuss what could make some people do something difficult even when they are afraid....
Students identify issues in their school or community they feel they could have the courage to stand up for.
Learners study the charts they made in the previous lesson to find hero traits related to courage and the classic hero story. They compose a summary line for each real-life hero.
Students work as a group to create a SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) of the viability of taking courageous action in a specific difficult situation.
Learners get inspiration from the work and words of Mother Teresa about performing small acts of kindness. They select a project and make a plan for carrying out a small act of kindness with a group or individually.
Learners discover how celebrities demonstrate their caring by giving their time, talent and treasure and taking action for specific causes. It gives the learners an opportunity to begin to think of what they care about....
The purpose of this lesson is for the learners to reflect on how philanthropy, enlightened self-interest, and caring are related and to determine why and how they will "care" in the future. ...