Character Education: Courage (Grade 6)
In this unit the learners will define courage and relate courage to the the concept of a "hero." They will learn about a hero, Nelson Mandela, whose actions changed the course of history. Using their knowledge of courage, the learners determine a person of courage who is a hero and share that by creating a commemorative "postage stamp."
The learners define courage and describe the identity of someone with courage. They describe courage with words that show what it is and what it isn't.
In this lesson, learners recognize that courage is something we need when making a difficult choice about something important. A hero makes courageous choices for the good of all, sometimes risking personal safety and comfort.
Learners explore stories about a hero, Nelson Mandela, whose actions changed the course of history.
The learners choose a person of courage to honor on a commemorative "postage stamp."