In this lesson, students discuss different types of lies and rate them in their severity and damage to others.
One 20-minute lesson
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 generationon.org.
Say to the learners, "Imagine you had plans with a friend to get together tonight. The friend approached you at lunch and said, "I can't go with you tonight." Then the friend walked away quickly. What are your immediate questions you would like to ask your friend?" Discuss student responses, encouraging a variety of possible reasons for the lack of information provided by the friend. Then ask the students if the friend lied to you. Discuss whether withholding information is honest.
Lesson Developed By:Betsy Flikkema
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