Character Education: Honesty (Grade 6)

Unit of 5 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
6
7
8
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Media / Technology
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Kindness
Focus Question 

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

Photo Credit: Teenage Youth by World Bank Photo Collection is licensed under CC by 2.0

Unit Overview 

Students define honesty as fairness and straightforward conduct. They look for examples in a story and expand on the definition. They brainstorm examples of honesty and communicate its value and benefits to the community, family, friends, and self. Students use journaling or role-play to reflect on the benefits to the community of truthfulness and straightforward actions. They analyze traits and actions of someone who has built a "good reputation."

Service Experience 
Students look for opportunities to demonstrate honesty to improve the relationships in their lives and communities. 
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Character Education: Honesty (Grade 6)
Lesson 4 of 5
Grades: 
6
7
8

This lesson provides an example of a politician known for his honesty. Students identify why they depend on politicians to be honest, and discuss why it is difficult for politicians to be honest.

Unit: 
Character Education: Honesty (Grade 6)
Lesson 5 of 5
Grades: 
6
7
8

Students use journaling or role-playing to reflect on the benefits to the community of truthfulness and straightforward actions. They analyze traits and actions of someone who has built a "good reputation."