SERIES 2

Lesson 5 

CHOOSE COURAGE

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

SERIES 2: CHOOSE COURAGE

Character Trait:  Courage

Having courage means that you do what's right even if it is scary or uncomfortable at the time.

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:

  • Experience listening to and discussing with a guest speaker his/her personal encounter   with developing courage, or discuss episodes in the lives of persons who had to use courage

  • Define and distinguish the differences among passive, assertive, and aggressive behaviors

  • Identify effective courageous skills to resist the pressures of peers and culture

  • Define "courage"

  • Discuss ways to be assertive in bullying situations