Using their knowledge of courage, the learners choose a person of courage who is a hero and share that by creating a commemorative "postage stamp."
One 20-minute class period
The learner will:
This character education mini-lesson is not intended to be a service learning lesson or to meet the K-12 Service-Learning Standards for Quality Practice. The character education units will be most effective when taught in conjunction with a student-designed service project that provides a real world setting in which students can develop and practice good character and leadership skills. For ideas and suggestions for organizing service events go to www.generationon.org.
Tell the learners that the U.S. post office has a Distinguished Americans series, for which they put the images of great people on postage stamps as a tribute to their contributions to society. If the ability to show the Internet is available, go to one of the sites listed in the Bibliographical References to click through some examples of stamps in the Distinguished American series. Discuss the contributions to society of the different people.
Lesson Developed By:Betsy Flikkema
All rights reserved. Permission is granted to freely use this information for nonprofit (noncommercial), educational purposes only. Copyright must be acknowledged on all copies.