Character Education: Integrity (Grade 6)
What role does integrity play in relationships and life success? How can developing integrity equip people as world citizens who contribute to the common good?
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Together we define the character trait integrity and determine where they learn what is "right." They read about Frederik de Klerk as an example of integrity. Through scenarios of gray areas, they discuss integrity and provide rationale for their thinking. Finally, they demonstrate their understanding of integrity through reflection.
Learners listen to different statements of "the right thing to do" and determine the source of the value or judgment.
Learners look at different scenarios and explore the pros and cons of acting with integrity when no one is watching.
Learners read a brief description of the tough choice Frederik de Klerk faced as a leader in South Africa. They look at the strength needed to act with integrity when the pressure tells us to conform.
In three scenarios that challenge one's integrity, the young people discuss and provide rationale for their decision-making.
Learners demonstrate understanding of integrity by reflecting and writing in response to quotes or personal experiences related to integrity.