Students create a definition of responsibility from their experiences and gain insight into ways that sixth graders are responsible. Through a scenario, students examine the steps of decision-making in taking responsibility. Through text, students examine Lorenzo De Zavala's responsibility in early and later life. Students gain insights into people's choices about responsibility through scenarios. Through a choice of prompts, students will reflect on and express their understanding of being responsible.
Focus Question: What role does responsibility play in relationships and life success? How can developing responsibility equip people as world citizens who contribute to the common good?
Five 20-Minute Lessons
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.
It is recommended that learners keep a journal to record their learning and reflections about the character traits studied.
See individual lessons for benchmark detail.
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Learning to Give
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