The learners discuss a quote from Congresswoman Barbara Jordan and reflect on the meaning of respect for themselves as individuals. They commit their support to a plan for promoting respect in their community or school.
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Unit: Character Education: Respect (Grade 7)
Unit: Character Education: Respect (Grade 8)
The learners examine the meaning of respect, especially as it relates to relating to people with different views. They describe how inclusion and exclusion from groups can result in conflict and stem from disrespect.
The learners read and reflect on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as it relates to respect.
Unit: Character Education: Courage (Grade 6)
The learners define courage and describe the identity of someone with courage. They describe courage with words that show what it is and what it isn't.
Unit: Character Education: Courage (Grade 7)
Learners listen to the lyrics of the song "Hero" by Mariah Carey. They explore the feelings and actions that go along with being a hero.
Unit: Character Education: Courage (Grade 8)
Learners discuss the courage and traits of a classic hero from literature or movies like the Avengers, Hunger Games, Star Wars, and Lord of the Rings.
Learners reflect on the relationship between courage and fear, and identify the different character attributes that guide us when facing a challenge.
Unit: Character Education: Caring (Grade 6)
Learners define caring through discussion of examples and writing an acrostic.
Learners get inspiration from the work and words of Mother Teresa about performing small acts of kindness. They make a plan for carrying out a small act of kindness.
Unit: Character Education: Caring (Grade 7)
Learners discover how celebrities demonstrate their caring by giving their time, talent and treasure and taking action for specific causes. It gives the learners an opportunity to begin to think of what they care about.