Character Education: Respect (Grade 8)

Unit of 5 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
6
7
8
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Media / Technology
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 

In this unit, learners investigate the meaning of respect, especially as it relates to respecting members of diverse groups. Students analyze the dynamics of group formation and describe how inclusion and exclusion from groups can result in conflict and disrespect. They will discover the basic right of all people to be respected and determine ways of showing respect for others by examining and reflecting on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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 8)
Lesson 1 of 5
Grades: 
6
7
8

The learners will investigate the meaning of respect, especially as it relates to respecting members of diverse groups. Students will analyze the dynamics of group formation and describe how inclusion and exclusion from groups can result in conflict and disrespect.

Unit: 
Character Education: Respect (Grade 8)
Lesson 2 of 5
Grades: 
6
7
8

Students discover that aligning with groups can promote conflict and judging others. They discuss and write about ways to include and show respect for people not in their groups.