Character Education: Trustworthiness (Grade 6)

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

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

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Unit Overview 

Learners play a game that helps them identify qualities in others and themselves that make them trustworthy and determine whether you can be friends with someone you don't trust. Students brainstorm ways to build capital in a trust bank account. They read and discuss a Celtic folktale and discuss the role of communication in building trust. Students examine their family trust relationships and connect their experiences with the trust bank account. They brainstorm things their family depends on them for and decide if they feel trustworthy at home. Learners write an acrostic poem using the letters of their name to communicate their trustworthy nature.

Service Experience 
Students look for opportunities to demonstrate trustworthiness to improve the relationships in their lives and communities. 
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Character Education: Trustworthiness (Grade 6)
Lesson 3 of 5
Grades: 
6
7
8

Students brainstorm ways to build capital in a trust bank account. They read and discuss a Celtic folktale and discuss the role of communication in building trust.

Unit: 
Character Education: Trustworthiness (Grade 6)
Lesson 4 of 5
Grades: 
6
7
8

Students examine their family trust relationships and connect their experiences with the trust bank account. They brainstorm things their family depends on them for and decide if they feel trustworthy at home.