The learners discuss a quote from Congresswoman Barbara Jordan and reflect on the meaning of respect for themselves as individuals. They commit their support to a plan for promoting respect in their school.
One 20-minute lesson
The learner will:
This character education mini-lesson is not intended to be a service learning lesson or to meet the K-12 Service-Learning Standards for Quality Practice. The character education units will be most effective when taught in conjunction with a student-designed service project that provides a real world setting in which students can develop and practice good character and leadership skills. For ideas and suggestions for organizing service events go to www.generationon.org.
Display this quote:
"If the society today allows wrongs to go unchallenged, the impression is created that those wrongs have the approval of the majority."
--Congresswoman Barbara Jordan
Lesson adapted from the Learning to Give Grade 6-8 unit Herstory in History
Review the charts of plans made during the second lesson. Determine which of the plans still are of interest to the students. Hold a class discussion about how and when they might put some of the plans of interest into action so that the "wrongs" in their school do not go unchallenged.
Lesson Developed By:Betsy Flikkema
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