Character Education: Honesty (Grade 7)

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


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Unit Overview 

Students explore the meaning of honesty related to playing by the rules and making choices that support the common good. They discuss and illustrate how people could respond honestly or dishonestly to the same situation. They learn vocabulary related to honesty. Students role-play using  familiar scenarios in ways that follow the rules and support straightforward communication, and also ways that do not support the rules. They will discuss the value of rules for supporting the common good and reflect in writing on the role of common good and honesty when rules are not clearly stated.

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 7)
Lesson 1 of 5
Grades: 
6
7
8

Students explore the meaning of honesty as it relates to playing by the rules and making choices that support the common good. Students discuss and illustrate how people could respond honestly and dishonestly to the same situation. They learn vocabulary related to honesty.

Unit: 
Character Education: Honesty (Grade 7)
Lesson 2 of 5
Grades: 
6
7
8

Students role-play familiar scenarios in ways that follow the rules and support straightforward communication and also ways that do not support the rules. They discuss the value of rules for promoting the common good. This lesson extends over this class period and the next (Lesson Three is a continuation.)

Unit: 
Character Education: Honesty (Grade 7)
Lesson 3 of 5
Grades: 
6
7
8

This is a continuation of the previous lesson. Students role-play familiar scenarios in ways that follow the rules and support straightforward communication and also ways that do not support the rules. They discuss the value of rules for promoting the common good.