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Sixth graders evaluate trustworthiness in others. In this character education lesson, 6th graders brainstorm items that are trustworthy, and then list attributes of trustworthy friends. Then students read a story to evaluate the trustworthiness of characters and answer questions, as well as writing in their character education journals.
Examine how the values of the Six Pillars of Character are reflected in a child's world. They will identify behaviors that represent trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. They also explore the relationship between good character and values by writing about what happened when they saw or demonstrated good character. Writings can be compiled and sent to purchase a printed hardbound class book.
Students examine the concept of trust as it relates to trustworthy people. In this safety activity, students discuss how there are people in our lives that we can rely on for help and support. Students review the story Hector's World and make assessments about a character's trustworthiness.
Students view a cartoon that introduces the concept of trust. In this trustworthiness instructional activity, students evaluate behaviors and traits of the characters in "Welcome to the Carnival" and identify who can be trusted. Students complete a review sheet of the video.
Ninth graders complete activities to learn about the concept of trustworthiness. For this trustworthiness lesson, 9th graders complete a self evaluation about trustworthiness. Students answer discussion questions and video a related video. Students write an essay about someone they trust and discuss their essays. Students then write an essay about a time whey they lost someone's trust.
Seventh graders explore psychology by writing reflections about quotations. In this human behavior lesson, 7th graders read a list of famous quotes about trust by men such as Benjamin Franklin and William Shakespeare. Students complete a worksheet in which they reflect on several of the quotes and share them with classmates.
Seventh graders read about two pioneers from Texas and learn how they became well trusted people. In this trust lesson, 7th graders read essays about two Texas pioneers. They learn vocabulary such as loyalty, honesty, good reputation, and courage to do the right thing. They write answers to questions comparing the definitions of trusts as described in each essay.
Pupils learn what it means to be trustworthy. They share an experience when they were trusted or had to trust someone else. They illustrate a situation when they were trusted or trusted another person and in a paragraph explain how being trusted or trusting someone else made them feel.
The Huffington Post article, “Fake Hurricane Sandy Photos Spread On Internet As Storm Barrels Toward Northeast" is used to launch a discussion of reliability of information found on the Internet. Groups compare and contrast how print and broadcast media regulate data gathering with the lack of oversite for Internet posts. This well-designed plan includes some excellent activities that show young learners how much "fluff" is on the internet, how to look for facts when researching, and how to find quality sites.
Students describe the conditions under which the Constitution was written. They explain the purpose of the first three articles of the Constitution. They represent the three branches of government through a graphic organizer. They identify his/her state senator, governor and local representative and describe how they contribute to the common good.
Students discover why it is important to have good character. In this character lesson, students read books and discuss the story. Students chart reasons why it is important to have good character based on the events in the books. Students play games and sing songs related to honesty, listening, and trustworthiness.