Students reflect in writing on one of two quotes about courage. Or they write about courage they will need to act on an issue in the future.
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.
Refer to the acrostics from the first lesson of the unit. Ask the students to name words from the acrostics that they admire in a person of courage. Discuss.
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." –Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear." –Ambrose Redmoon
Lesson Developed By:Betsy Flikkema
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