Character Education Courage
Learners listen to a Mariah Carey song and chose words that explain courage. In this courage lesson, students explore the traits that make a hero. Learners pair share what traits make someone a hero and then discuss their results with the class
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Educator's Guide: Holes
You'll be a star at your next grade level meeting with an educational unit on Louis Sachar's Holes. Based on both the novel and film, the lessons include applications to language arts with character studies and movie reviews; social...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Oral History Mini-Project: Women of Courage
Honor the important women in your pupils' lives with this interview project. After defining courage, young writers choose a woman who fits their definition. They write a series of questions, interview their subject, and create a profile...
7th - 10th English Language Arts
Building Character: Holocaust Survivor Testimonies
Host a fishbowl discussion to help your class recognize and articulate the relationship between words and the character traits they describe. They analyze Holocaust survivor testimonies and apply the character traits they observe. No...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
Civil War Personalities Lesson Plan
Caring, trustworthiness, and responsibility—these are only a few character traits in focus of a lesson based on stories from the Civil War era. Class members explore several influential lives while reading biographies that highlight...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Declaration of Independence and Acts of Courage
Pupils examine the trait of courage. In this Declaration of Independence lesson, students discuss what it means to be courageous and identify the courageous acts the signers of the Declaration showed. Pupils research the contributions of...
5th - 12th Social Studies & History