We learn about public trust and identify characteristics of public figures that merit trust. Learners also discuss how they can use their own time, talent, and treasure to support trustworthy politicians, sports figures, corporations, and celebrities.
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Learners listen to different statements of "the right thing to do" and determine the source of the value or judgment.
Learners look at different scenarios and explore the pros and cons of acting with integrity when no one is watching.
In three scenarios that challenge one's integrity, the young people discuss and provide rationale for their decision-making.
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.
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.
Learners compare the meaning of justice with fairness and distinguish the meanings of fair, just, equal, and equitable. They write a definition for each term and display it on the wall for the duration of the unit.