Character Education: Courage (Grade 7)

Unit of 5 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
6
7
8
Subjects: 
Health and PE
Language Arts
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Arts Education
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? 

Unit Overview 

By identifying examples of courage from the actions of Jackie Robinson, learners discover that it takes courage to do the right thing in the face of peer pressure. They are asked to brainstorm issues that require courage to address. They define what a hero is and reflect on what causes they feel passionate enough about to face with courage.

Service Experience 
 Students look for opportunities to demonstrate courage to improve the relationships in their lives and communities. 
Lessons in This Unit