SERIES 1

Lesson 5

CHOOSE COURAGE

Courage is necessary when being assertive — stand up for yourself and defend your beliefs!

SERIES 1: CHOOSE COURAGE

Character Trait: Courage

I need to have courage in order to stand up for myself and be assertive. It is important to recognize that in order to grow, courage needs to be exercised like a muscle.  This will help me identify situations in which I will need to use courage to make the best choices for my life. 

 

LESSON: 

Through discussions with a guest speaker and/or in group work finishing scenarios of situations requiring courage, youth will learn creative and relevant ways to resist the pressures of negative influence, especially from peers and popular media.

Students will: 

  • Review the previous lesson 

  • Brainstorm what makes a person courageous 

  • Discuss different situations in which courage may be used (being ready to apologize or forgive) 

  • Become aware of how wisdom, knowledge, and friendship are used when developing courage 

  • Identify a specific situation in which each student will personally need to exercise courage