Character Education: Caring (Grade 6)

Unit of 5 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
6
7
8
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Arts Education
Issue Area: 
Kindness
Focus Question 

What role does caring play in relationships and life success?  How can developing caring equip people as world citizens who contribute to the common good? 

Photo credit: Albania-02590-Mother Teresa by Dennis Jarvis is licensed under CC by 2.0

Unit Overview 

Learners recognize that famous philanthropists started with small acts of kindness before they performed the influential acts that we remember them for. Learners define caring through discussion of examples and create an acrostic using the word CARING. Learners get inspiration from the work and words of Mother Teresa about performing small acts of kindness. The unit is culminated with the learners selecting a project and making a plan for carrying out a small act of kindness with a group or individually. After reflecting on their experience with performing an act of kindness, they will compare their experience to the message in a folktale, and write about the impact of a single small act of caring.

Service Experience 
 Students look for opportunities to demonstrate caring to improve the relationships in their lives and communities. 
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Character Education: Caring (Grade 6)
Lesson 1 of 5
Grades: 
6
7
8

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.

Unit: 
Character Education: Caring (Grade 6)
Lesson 4 of 5
Grades: 
6
7
8

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.

Unit: 
Character Education: Caring (Grade 6)
Lesson 5 of 5
Grades: 
6
7
8

Learners reflect on their experience with performing an act of kindness from the previous lesson. They compare their experience to the message in a folktale, and write about the impact of a single small act of caring.