Learners identify the motivations of Jackie Robinson. They discuss what could make some people do something difficult even when they are afraid.
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.
Ask the learners to brainstorm examples of times people might choose not to do the right thing because they are afraid or because it might not be cool (for example, reminding someone to recycle). Display this list for the remainder of the unit.
Lesson Developed By:Betsy Flikkema
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