Fairness – Character Counts

Fairness - Character Count

Fairness – Character Count

Each month our school participates in a in a program called Character Counts. There are six pillars, and they are as follows: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship. Here is a snippet from the Character Counts website for those unfamiliar as to what Character Counts exactly is, “The CHARACTER COUNTS! approach to character education doesn’t exclude anyone. That’s why we base our programs and materials on six ethical values that everyone can agree on — values that are not political, religious, or culturally biased. Use the points below to help young people understand the Six Pillars, and use the mnemonic devices at right to help them remember.”

This Wednesday the class (Language Arts/Writing periods 1 & 4) will be participating in a lesson based on the character of Fairness. The lesson will start with an introduction as to what Fairness exactly is. I will share information from a document I obtained from the Character Counts website [here] – only using page 1 of the document. I will then open it up for a brief discussion on what the students feel Fairness is to them and how it applies to them during their daily routine. We will continue the lesson on Fairness with an arts and crafts activity in which the students will design posters about what Fairness means to them in collaborative groups. We will then conclude the lesson by having each group select a speaker to present the groups poster to the rest of the class. The posters will be displayed in the classroom as well as near the library…

~ Mr. Sye

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