Learners recognize that we all have biases, but we aren't always aware of them, which can create an unfair situation. Since people have different experiences, we all develop different biases.
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Unit: Character Education: Fairness (Grade 6)
Unit: Character Education: Fairness (Grade 7)
Play a simulation game that illustrates each individual's power to take action for the good of others.
In the final reflection, the learners connect the concepts of fairness and philanthropy through written a response to a quote or personal experience.
Unit: Character Education: Fairness (Grade 8)
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.
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.
Learners read about and discuss Fair Trade and how it relates to justice, fairness, and equity.
Learners reflect on their attitude about and responsibility for making fair choices about spending. They use the literary device of metaphor to express their thoughts.
Unit: Character Education: Trustworthiness (Grade 7)
On their own, learners take a stand on several statements about the nature of promises. Then in a group, they argue and discuss a point of view about each statement.
The learners read about two very different Texas pioneers - William Goyens and Mary Maverick - and identify how they earned the trust of others.
Learners reflect on their own experience with trustworthy behavior or respond to a quote about trust.