Learners will associate a list of vocabulary words with self-discipline. They will use quotations from author Sandra Cisneros to infer concepts of self-discipline....
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Learners define self-discipline and discuss how this trait affects themselves and the common good. A survey helps learners determine a personal self-discipline score for their own self-awareness....
Students view and discuss the DVD The Gift of All: a Community of Givers and identify the influences and attributes of the generous people interviewed. Students read, summarize, and report on short biographies of philanthropists. Students write journal reflections and create a four-...
Learners recognize that famous philanthropists started with small acts of kindness before they performed the influential acts that we remember them for. Students define caring through discussion of examples and writing an acrostic.
In the final reflection, students connect the concepts of fairness and philanthropy through written response to a quote or personal experience.
In the story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, students identify the barriers and challenges to addressing an unfair situation. Given a list of ways to respond to unfair situations, students match ways to respond to possible unfair situations.
Learners meet in a "round" to discuss issues of fairness and the common good. They explore how downloading music for free affects the common good. They brainstorm other issues of fairness that affect the common good.