Character Education: Integrity (Grade 8)

Unit of 5 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
Language Arts
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Focus Question 

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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Unit Overview 

In this unit, students construct the meaning of integrity and explore the concept of "being true to yourself and others." They read about Elizabeth Cady Stanton as a model of integrity through actions and personal words toward the common good.  Learners examine scenarios and ask the question, "Is this person acting with integrity?" And as a reflection, students write responses to quotes about integrity as they relate to the student's life experiences.

Service Experience 
Students look for opportunities to demonstrate integrity to improve the relationships in their lives and communities. 
Lessons in This Unit