The learners brainstorm the effects of taking responsibility and not taking responsibility around issues they care about.
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Unit: Character Education: Responsibility (Grade 8)
Unit: Character Education: Fairness (Grade 6)
Learners reflect on a role-play scenario demonstrating fair and unfair decision-making techniques. They identify behaviors that promote or create barriers to making decisions. A Dr. Seuss book provides a discussion starter.
Unit: Character Education: Fairness (Grade 7)
Several questions spark conversation and critical thinking about the meaning of fairness. Learners work together to create a definition of fairness.
In the final reflection, the learners connect the concepts of fairness and philanthropy through written a response to a quote or personal experience.
Unit: Character Education: Fairness (Grade 8)
Learners meet in a "round" to discuss issues of fairness and the common good. They explore how downloading music for free affects the common good. They brainstorm other issues of fairness that affect the common good....
Learners reflect on their attitude about and responsibility for making fair choices about spending. They use the literary device of metaphor to express their thoughts.
Unit: Character Education: Trustworthiness (Grade 6)
Learners play a game that helps them identify qualities in others that make them trustworthy.
Learners explore the qualities that make a friend trustworthy and determine whether you can be friends with someone you don't trust.
Learners examine their family trust relationships and connect their experiences with the trust bank account. They brainstorm things their family depends on them for and decide if they feel trustworthy at home....
Learners write an acrostic poem using the letters of their name to communicate their trustworthy nature.