This lesson challenges learners to think of their personal responsibility to act when they observe unfair treatment. They respond to a scenario and work in small groups to make a plan of action in a specific situation of their choosing.
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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 response to the story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, learners reflect on the barriers and challenges to addressing an unfair situation. Given a list of ways to respond to unfair situations, they match them to a list of unfair situations.
Unit: Character Education: Fairness (Grade 6)
This lesson explores opposing perspectives on fairness issues and whether fairness is based on fact or context. Students compare and contrast different perspectives on two fairness issues - one global and one personal. They reflect on when fairness is a matter to advocate for through...
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.
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)
Using realistic scenarios to spark discussion, the learners discuss the importance and strategies of following through on responsibilities.
Unit: Character Education: Trustworthiness (Grade 7)
The learners use metaphors to describe a trustworthy person.
Unit: Character Education: Trustworthiness (Grade 8)
The learners identify the different communities with which they engage. They explore what it means to develop reciprocal trust within different communities.
Unit: Character Education: Caring (Grade 8)
Learners read about the actions and projects of people their age who stick their necks out for the sake of others.