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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.
Eighth graders analyze the conveyance of honesty in written products. In this writing skills lesson, 8th graders discuss bias and fabrication in writing. Students practice sincere writing as they write statements regarding the common good and review the writing of peers.
Primary learners read Holly Keller’s That’s Mine, Horace, analyze the text and characters, and sequence the story. After discussing the experiences Walter encounters once he tells a fib, class members use a character analysis worksheet to identify the qualities found in the story’s characters. Finally, they write a friendly letter to one of the characters.
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.
Students define the meaning of honest and dishonest behaviors. In this honesty lesson, students role play various scenes and decide whether the characters acted honestly or dishonestly. Students create an original "Friendship Kit" with items that represent important things to remember about being a friend.
Students create banners. In this honesty and character instructional activity, students discuss what it means to be honest and identify the purpose of an honesty pledge. Students brainstorm different ways to be honest and pick four of these ideas to write on their honesty banners.
Students define honesty. In this character education lesson, students read the book Too Many Tamales and discuss the consequences of the characters not being honest in the book. Students complete at graphic organizer and write stories about the importance of being honest.
Part of growing up is knowing which habits are good and which habits need to be changed. Upper graders participate in three activities and a class discussion in order to better understand good character traits and habits. They discuss the importance of honesty, responsibility, and trust as well as ways to eliminate bad habits.