6, 7, 8
Keywords & Concepts:
Through writing, learners reflect on their own plans for taking responsibility rather than leaving things to others.
PrintOne 20-minute lesson
The learner will:
- reflect on past, present, or future opportunities for taking responsibility.
Display the following quote: "You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change circumstances, the seasons or the wind, but you can change yourself." - Jim Rohn
Ask the learners to think of a time in the future when they will need to show responsibility because what they do affects others (for example: getting a driver's license and driving safely).
Writing reflection prompts:
- Write about a circumstance from your own experience where you did or didn't take responsibility and its benefits or consequences.
- Write about a future circumstance when you'll need to be responsible and its benefits or consequences.
- Write about what this quote means and how changing ourselves affects the common good: "You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change circumstances, the seasons or the wind, but you can change yourself."-- Jim Rohn
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Standard PI 01. Reasons for Individual Philanthropy
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