Character Education: Courage (Grade 6)

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

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Unit Overview 

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."  

Service Experience 
 Students look for opportunities to demonstrate courage to improve the relationships in their lives and communities. 
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Character Education: Courage (Grade 6)
Lesson 2 of 5
Grades: 
6
7
8

In this lesson, students define courage further by distinguishing it from heroism and recognizing that courage is something we need when making a difficult choice about something important.