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Character Education: Honesty
Middle schoolers define what honesty means. They will discuss omission as a form of telling lies. Furthermore, they will compare and contrast to other forms of lying. In the end, they give examples of different types of lies and evaluate which are the worst forms of lying.
Students examine what a "folktale" is and about Chinese culture. They determine what it means to be honesty, and the importance of being an honest person and then examine how to plant a seed and watch a plant grow as they take care of it.
Honesty and Integrity in the Workplace
Students identify their own work ethics in their high school job. As a class, they share their work ethics and describe how to make them more positive. They read various scenerios and solve them with a partner. To end the lesson, they discuss the importance of honesty and integrity in the classroom as well.
What is Honesty?
Young scholars explore the concept of honesty. In this character lesson, students work in groups to brainstorm and discuss what it means to be honest. Each group shares their ideas with the class and they keep a list of keywords and descriptions.
Chinese Proverb on Honesty
Students examine honesty and good personal conduct. In this honesty lesson, students listen to Demi's version of the Chinese proverb, The Empty Pot. They sequence the story's events, discuss Chinese culture, and talk about honesty and good personal conduct in a civil society. They grow, measure, and monitor plants grown from seeds.
Chinese Proverb on Honesty
Students are introduced to concepts of honesty and responsible conduct after listening to a Chinese proverb. After sequencing the story and learning about Chinese culture, students plant marigolds. The children will monitor plant progress and transplant on school grounds.
Students explain and examine the importance of honesty. Teachers give them a pop quiz and they grade them the next day in class. They examine how many students left their original answers and discuss the implications.
Ahimsa in the Real World: Truth, Love, and Nonviolence
Second graders create an abstract painting that conveys feelings of nonviolence. In this visual arts lesson, 2nd graders read "The First Step of Jainism" and discuss honesty, watch a digital story, discuss feelings after watching the story, paint an abstract painting that represents their idea of nonviolence, and write to describe their art. Included in this lesson is background information on Mohandas Gandhi and his philosophy of ahimsa.
President's Day for Special Education/Early Elementary
Young scholars investigate how both Abraham Lincoln and George Washington displayed the trait of honesty. They listen to read alouds of class books and poems that address both the lives of these men and the trait of honesty. They use a graphic organizer and create either a pop-up book or pocketbook about honesty.
Don't Believe the Type: Internet Ethics
What is Internet fraud? Explore Internet ethics and engage in a collaborative discussion. In order to create a Guide to Internet Honesty, learners read and discuss the article "A Beautiful Life, A Tragic Death, a Fraud Exposed." Then they participate in a group discussion on Internet ethics.
Mr. Griggs' Work
In this character traits lesson, learners define responsibility, dependability, punctuality, honesty, and effort as they read Mr. Griggs' Work. Readers brainstorm how these characteristics are important to a career. Group your pupils together to find examples from the story where each of the previous character traits are present.
Honesty and Ethics in the Science Lab
Students complete a variety of lab and discussion activities as they are introduced to ethics and honest lab practices. They perform various biology, chemistry, or physics labs which test their ethical lab practices.
What Is a Promise?
Students brainstorm the definition of honesty. In this honesty lesson, students read Ostrich Egg Wife and discuss events in the story relating to honesty and breaking a promise. Students explore ways the main character showed he was not honorable.
Playing by the Rules
Seventh graders investigate how honesty relates to playing by the rules and supports the common good. In this honesty instructional activity, 7th graders think about times in school when students have to choose whether to act honestly and play by the rules. They talk about the relationship between honesty and philanthropy. They write about honest communication.
A Straightforward Approach
Young scholars explore the concept of philanthropy. In this character education lesson, students discuss the value of honesty and consider honesty towards self, family, friends, and the community as they write a reflection.
The Glass Slipper Shatters
Ninth graders write their meaning of honesty. They provide an example from their lives and reflect on the outcomes of their honest behavior. Students identify a time when they may have been dishonest in a relationship and the results that their action had on their relationship. They analyze characters' speech to determine their motivation and character.
Playing By The Rules
Young scholars investigate the meaning of honesty. In this character education instructional activity, students brainstorm school experiences where they have the choice of being honest. Young scholars illustrate and describe actions related to honesty in a journal.
A Straightforward Approach
Middle schoolers discuss the importance of honesty. In this character education activity, students discuss being honest. Middle schoolers explore the question, "How is our community and world improved and strengthened when people are honest and straightforward?"
On My Honor: Lesson 1
Fifth graders read a story and discuss the characters in the story and how they use honor and honesty. In this honesty lesson plan, 5th graders also fill out an honesty concept map, and make a four pocket-book.
In this character education worksheet, students complete 7 essay questions about honesty. Students then make a poster on the back of the page about being honest and truthful.