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 the actions of Jackie Robinson.
Learners identify the motivations of Jackie Robinson. 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 define what a hero is and reflect on a hero's character traits besides courage.
Students identify issues in their school or community they feel they could have the courage to stand up for.