Character Education: Responsibility (Grade 8)

Unit of 4 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
Language Arts
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Focus Question 

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? 

Photo Credit: Cleaning up the Park by Drew Leavy is licensed under CC by 2.0

Unit Overview 

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.

Service Experience 
Learners look for opportunities to demonstrate responsibility to improve the relationships in their lives and communities. 
Lessons in This Unit