Character Education: Caring (Grade 7)

Unit of 5 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
6
7
8
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Media / Technology
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? 

Unit Overview 

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. Learners will discuss a quote about gratitude and consider the relationship between caring and gratitude. Learners read about the work of Oprah Winfrey and define enlightened self-interest and pro-social behavior. After discussing causes and social issues they care about, they will write one idea for an action they can take to "make a difference to that one."

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 7)
Lesson 1 of 5
Grades: 
6
7
8

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.

Unit: 
Character Education: Caring (Grade 7)
Lesson 3 of 5
Grades: 
6
7
8

A celebrity philanthropist may become focused on a specific cause because her life is connected to the cause. Students read about one celebrity's philanthopic work and then reflect on issues that are important to them.