Students explore the meaning of honesty as it relates to playing by the rules and making choices that support the common good. Students discuss and illustrate how people could respond honestly and dishonestly to the same situation. They learn vocabulary related to honesty.
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Learners get inspiration from the work and words of Mother Teresa about performing small acts of kindness. They select a project and make a plan for carrying out a small act of kindness with a group or individually.
Students review the Civil Rights work of Martin Luther King, Jr. as discussed in Lesson One. They create an acrostic about his life and work. Then students identify his goals and relate goals to perseverance.
In this lesson, students learn about communicating honestly. They explore different ways communication can be changed through interpretation and intentionally misleading.
Students participate in a role-play of fair and unfair decision-making. They identify behaviors that promote and create barriers to making decisions. After a read-aloud, students compare the lesson in the text to real-life situations.