PrintOne 20-minute lesson

The learner will:

  • analyze a scenario.
  • respond to questions.
  • determine what acting with integrity looks like.
  • Two definitions from Lesson Three on display
  • Student copies of Handout One: Integrity Lesson Four Scenarios


  1. Anticipatory Set:

    Integrity means "being true to yourself and others" and "knowing and doing what's right." Today, you'll have the opportunity to identify acts of integrity through some written scenarios.

  2. Scenarios for discussion are the focus of this lesson. Give each student a copy of Handout One: Lesson Four Scenarios. The teacher should choose the best way to discuss the scenarios: whole group or small group. Discussing all four scenarios with the whole class will take more than one 20-miunte class period. The teacher may choose to discuss only one or two scenarios as a whole class or have four small groups each read and discuss one scenario and report back a summary to the whole class.

  3. After discussions, have the students write in their character education journals two connections to integrity that they gained in the discussions about the scenarios.

Cross Curriculum 

This character education mini-lesson is not intended to be a service learning lesson or to meet the K-12 Service-Learning Standards for Quality Practice. The character education units will be most effective when taught in conjunction with a student-designed service project that provides a real world setting in which students can develop and practice good character and leadership skills. For ideas and suggestions for organizing service events go to www.generationon.org.

Philanthropy Framework

  1. Strand PHIL.I Definitions of Philanthropy
    1. Standard DP 01. Define Philanthropy
      1. Benchmark MS.4 Give examples of how individuals have helped others.
  2. Strand PHIL.II Philanthropy and Civil Society
    1. Standard PCS 01. Self, citizenship, and society
      1. Benchmark MS.4 Describe the characteristics of someone who helps others.
  3. Strand PHIL.III Philanthropy and the Individual
    1. Standard PI 01. Reasons for Individual Philanthropy
      1. Benchmark MS.1 Define and give examples of the motivations for giving and serving.