Character Education: Integrity (Grade 8)
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?
Learners explore the concept of "being true to yourself and others." They read about Elizabeth Cady Stanton as a model of integrity who was also flawed.
Define integrity as being true to yourself and what you value. The learners explore examples of being true to self.
In the first lesson, the learners analyzed the meaning of integrity as it reflects being true to themselves and reflecting honestly who they are in their actions. In this lesson, we expand the definition to include being true to oneself and others.
We explore the integrity of Elizabeth Cady Stanton who fought for the rights of women when many people disagreed they should be allowed to vote. She was strong in her cause for women, but in the mid-1800s, she didn't speak up for Black women who were fighting the same right to vote.