The learners will define courage and relate courage to the concept of a "hero." They will describe the characteristics of a hero.
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.
Tell the learners they are going to use a strategy called "Think, Pair and Share." They are to take a few minutes to think about someone from history or the present, a real or fictional character, that they would call a "hero." They should also be ready to explain why they think this person or character is a hero. After allowing a few minutes to think, ask the learners to pair by forming groups of two or three, and then to share their idea of a hero and the rationale.
Lesson Developed By:Betsy Flikkema
All rights reserved. Permission is granted to freely use this information for nonprofit (noncommercial), educational purposes only. Copyright must be acknowledged on all copies.