Character Education: Courage (Grade 7)
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?
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.
Learners identify examples of courage from an article about Jackie Robinson.
Learners identify the motivations of Jackie Robinson that fueled his courage in the face of criticism and hate. They discuss what could make some people do something difficult even when they are afraid.
Learners listen to the lyrics of the song "Hero" by Mariah Carey. They explore the feelings and actions that go along with being a hero.
Learners identify issues in their school or community they feel they could have the courage to stand up for.
Learners reflect in writing about how they can use their personal resources and interests to make a difference in someone's life.