Character Education: Responsibility (Grade 8)
What role does responsibility play in relationships and life success? How can developing responsibility equip people as world citizens who contribute to the common good?
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Learners construct meaning of the concept of responsibility through personal and shared discussion. With a social issue in mind, they compare how they feel about taking responsbility and not taking responsibility. They gain insight into differing perspectives by engaging in a debate about the most responsible action in a given scenario. Through writing, the learners share their insights into taking responsibility for the common good.
In this lesson, the learners define the concept of responsibility through personal reflection and discussion.
The learners brainstorm the effects of taking responsibility and not taking responsibility around issues they care about.
Learners use respectful language to debate in a scenario that doesn't have a clear right and wrong choice. They try to persuade the group about what is the responsible thing to do.
Through writing, learners reflect on their own plans for taking responsibility rather than leaving things to others.