Character Education: Trustworthiness (Grade 7)

Unit of 5 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
6
7
8
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Arts Education
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 

Students analyze and argue for their feelings about the importance of promises and building trust. They define trustworthy by comparing a trustworthy person to an object using the writers' devise of metaphor or simile. Students read about two very different Texas pioneers and identify how they earned the trust of others. Learners reflect on their own experience with trustworthy behavior or respond to a quote about trust.

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 7)
Lesson 3 of 5
Grades: 
6
7
8

Students read the metaphors of their classmates and copy strong words and phrases that help define trustworthiness. They identify traits of people they know and themselves, and write a definition of trustworthy.