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.
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Unit: Character Education: Honesty (Grade 6)
Unit: Character Education: Honesty (Grade 8)
In this lesson, learners discuss different types of lies and rate them in their severity and damage to others.
In this lesson, learners explore different ways communication can be changed through interpretation and intentional misleading.
Unit: Character Education: Perseverance (Grade 6)
Each learner sets an individual goal using a goal-setting strategy. The group reflects on perseverance and how to persevere when the plan gets difficult to carry out.
Unit: Character Education: Perseverance (Grade 7)
Learners look for examples of personal best in a movie about perseverance and discuss the value of working toward their personal best even when it is difficult.
Unit: Character Education: Perseverance (Grade 8)
Learners define perseverance and identify the need to persevere in completing tasks. They will explore obstacles and excuses that deter perseverance.
Perseverance involves breaking down a task into small parts and seeing it through, even if it is difficult. In this lesson, groups plan a service project, including what is needed, how to overcome barriers, and a timeline.
Unit: Character Education: Responsibility (Grade 8)
The learners brainstorm the effects of taking responsibility and not taking responsibility around issues they care about.
Unit: Character Education: Responsibility (Grade 6)
Through a choice of prompts, the learners reflect on and express their understanding of being responsible.
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.