The learners will define courage and relate courage to the concept of a "hero." They will describe the characteristics of a hero. ...
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Students reflect in writing on one of two quotes about courage. Or they write about courage they will need to act on an issue in the future.
In this lesson, students define courage further by distinguishing it from heroism and recognizing that courage is something we need when making a difficult choice about something important.
Using their knowledge of courage, the learners choose a person of courage who is a hero and share that by creating a commemorative "postage stamp."
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.
Unit: Courage of the Heart
Unit: Heroism In Literature
Students will demonstrate the importance that public advocacy for the common good has in developing civic virtue and core democratic values by successfully writing a research- based persuasive essay.