Character Education: Self-Discipline (Grade 8)

Unit of 5 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
6
7
8
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Kindness
Focus Question 

What role does self-discipline play in relationships and life success? How can developing self-discipline equip people as world citizens who contribute to the common good? 

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Unit Overview 

Learners discuss why some people are able to meet goals and some are not able to do so. They also use a survey to determine a personal self-discipline score. The students define self-discipline by determining what it does and does not look like, sound like, and feel like. Learners associate a list of vocabulary words with self-discipline. They use quotations from author Sandra Cisneros to infer concepts of self-discipline. The learners imagine life changes one, four, and five years from the present time and determine skills and behaviors of self-discipline that will help them be successful in meeting goals for the future. 

Service Experience 
Students look for opportunities to demonstrate self-discipline to improve the relationships in their lives and communities. 
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Character Education: Self-Discipline (Grade 8)
Lesson 1 of 5
Grades: 
6
7
8

In this lesson the learners will discuss why some people are able to meet goals and some are not able to do so. They will also use a survey to determine a personal self-discipline score.

Unit: 
Character Education: Self-Discipline (Grade 8)
Lesson 3 of 5
Grades: 
6
7
8

Learners will associate a list of vocabulary words with self-discipline. They will use quotations from author Sandra Cisneros to infer concepts of self-discipline.

Unit: 
Character Education: Self-Discipline (Grade 8)
Lesson 4 of 5
Grades: 
6
7
8

The learners imagine life changes one, four and five years from the present time. They determine skills and attitudes of self-discipline that will help them be successful in the future.