My Responsibility

6, 7, 8

Through a choice of prompts, the learners reflect on and express their understanding of being responsible.

PrintOne 20-minute lesson

The learner will:

  • reflect in writing about the character trait responsibility.


  1. Write about the character trait responsibility from one of the following prompts:

    • Write an essay on the definition of responsibility, and give steps and examples of making responsible choices. 
    • Write an essay on a personal experience of responsibility, relating what might have happened without responsibility taken.
    • Respond to the following quote, explaining how it relates to what you have learned about responsibility: "In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility."
      -Eleanor Roosevelt

Philanthropy Framework

  1. Strand PHIL.I Definitions of Philanthropy
    1. Standard DP 01. Define Philanthropy
      1. Benchmark MS.4 Give examples of how individuals have helped others.
  2. Strand PHIL.II Philanthropy and Civil Society
    1. Standard PCS 01. Self, citizenship, and society
      1. Benchmark MS.4 Describe the characteristics of someone who helps others.
  3. Strand PHIL.III Philanthropy and the Individual
    1. Standard PI 01. Reasons for Individual Philanthropy
      1. Benchmark MS.1 Define and give examples of the motivations for giving and serving.