Middle school character education lesson plans

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Middle School (6th & 7th) Character Education Lesson Plans 2013-2014

September: Responsibility

Lesson 1:

Introduction of coach(es)

September 11 Introduction of Character Education:

o "Doing the right thing, even when no one is looking"

o A new character trait will be introduced each month and covered by Character Ed Coaches on

Wednesday mornings from 8:10-8:30.

o Monthly Character Ed Assemblies will be led by middle school students

Introduction of first trait (Responsibility), its definition and its opposite (Unreliability) on p.2.

Explain and go over "Key Concepts" (p.3)

Discuss examples of student responsibilities at home and at school; see p. 10 (discuss with teacher which

responsibilities s/he would like you to reinforce!)

Biography: Introduce Louisa May Alcott as a historical figure who displayed responsiblity (p. 6-7).

Cornerstone Cares: The September school-wide service project is the Big Sweep on 9/21/13. CCA-CFA

families will pick up litter from Buffalo Creek in Greensboro. Greensboro Beautiful will be the recipient of

the Dollar Jean Day donation in September. Greensboro Beautiful is a volunteer organization which

partners with the City and citizens of Greensboro to conserve and enhance the beauty and ecology of our

community. Parents need to register on the Sign up Genius to participate.

Challenge students to focus on their responsibilities this week, both at home and at school; remind them

to always do their best, even when no one is looking!

Lesson 2:

Review character trait responsibility, its definition, its opposite, and the "Key Concepts."

September 18 Nature: Example of an animal with this trait - a bald eagle (read article on p. 8-9 in booklet or just talk

about an eagle and how it demonstrates responsibility).

Cornerstone Cares: Remind students to have their parents sign up to participate in the Big Sweep on

9/21/13.

Game/activity related to Language, the Arts, Math/Computers, Science, Social Studies, or

Health/Athletics.(p.10-15)

REPLACE THE "RESPONSIBILITY TEACHER'S GUIDE" IN THE GREY FOLDER WITH THE "SELF-CONTROL

TEACHER'S GUIDE" FROM THE CHARACTER EDUCATION BINDER IN THE CLASSROOM.

Character

Middle school students may give the following lessons during the Character Education Assembly:

Education

Object Lesson: Do You Like My Hat? (p.12); Discuss responsibilities of people in various occupations

Assembly:

No Excuses (p.13); Discuss the fact that we are responsible for our words and our actions!

September 25

* Please feel free to modify these lessons as you see fit to meet the needs of the students at your grade level. If you find any

supplementary materials or activities that you think would be beneficial (books, articles, You Tube clips, anecdotes, etc.),

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