Character Education: Trustworthiness (Grade 7)
The learners analyze and define the value of promises and building trust. They define trustworthiness by writing metaphors and responding to essays. Learners reflect on their own experience with trustworthy behavior or respond to a quote about trust.
On their own, learners take a stand on several statements about the nature of promises. Then in a group, they argue and discuss a point of view about each statement.
The learners use metaphors to describe a trustworthy person.
The learners read the metaphor drawings of the other groups and copy strong words and phrases that help define trustworthiness. They identify traits of people they know (including themselves) and write a definition of trustworthy.
The learners read about two very different Texas pioneers - William Goyens and Mary Maverick - and identify how they earned the trust of others.