In this lesson, students define courage further by distinguishing it from heroism and recognizing that courage is something we need when making a difficult choice about something important.
One 20-minute class period
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 generationon.org.
Have the students raise their hands if they think they have ever had to be brave. Ask them to keep their hands up if they had to be brave about something this week. Ask students whether courage is needed every day or if it is something more rare. Discuss why or why not.
"True courage is like a kite; a contrary wind raises it higher."
Lesson Developed By:Betsy Flikkema
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