Character Education: Integrity (Grade 8)
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.
This lesson introduces students to the "Be true to yourself" portion of the defintion of integrity.
Lesson Two explores the "and others" segment of the definition of integrity.
Through reading and discussion, students learn that Elizabeth Cady Stanton is a model of integrity, being true to herself and others through actions and statements.
The learners address the overarching question, "Is this person acting with integrity?" through examining scenarios.