Beauty, only skin deep. or In the eye of the beholder?
An Integrated, Interdisciplinary, Thematic, Standards-based Unit on the eight character education traits At-risk children often look to meet their emotional needs by attaching on to misguided individuals who do not have their best interest at heart. Children will look to gangs, predators and peers when trying to make decisions that will guide their way. Children need to learn to make good decisions based upon the eight character traits addressed in this unit. When children learn to implement the eight character traits, and become independent critical thinkers, they are less likely to fall into the pitfalls and traps designed by those who are trying to mislead them. As a result of this thematic unit, children will learn that respect, responsibility, cooperation, integrity, self-discipline, courage, kindness and tolerance, will help them to feel good about their selves, and gain the respect from others that they deserve. Individuals who come into contact with these students will learn to appreciate their ability to be self-disciplined, critical thinkers and look to them for leadership and guidance.