Character Education: Respect (Grade 6)

Unit of 5 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
6
7
8
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Media / Technology
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Arts Education
Issue Area: 
Kindness
Focus Question 

What role does respect play in relationships and life success?  How can developing respect equip people as world citizens who contribute to the common good? 

Unit Overview 

Learners define respect and explore the meaning of self-respect and respect for others. They explore the relationship of "respect" to definitions and examples of prejudice, bias, racism, and stereotype. Students recognize prejudice and examine how they perceive others. Learners discover how prejudices are learned and reflect on how to be more respectful of others. The learners are challenged to enhance respect in their personal relationships.  They define actions they can take to enhance respect in their school and community.

Service Experience 
 Students look for opportunities to demonstrate respect to improve the relationships in their lives and communities. 
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Character Education: Respect (Grade 6)
Lesson 2 of 5
Grades: 
6
7
8

Students listen to a creative story about a group of characters who have no self-respect or respect for others. Students analyze the effects of lack of respect and identify ways to demonstrate respect in real-life situations.