Subject: Character Education
1. Topic-
Concept Deconstruction

Fear vs. Courage
2. Content-
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
4. Objectives-
1.Students will identify their own beliefs and attitudes about fear and courage
2.Students will be able to include examples of fear and courage in current events and in their own lives
3.Students will explore fear symbolism and examine courageous acts and deeds of other.
5. Materials and Aids-
white board
fear worksheet
courage worksheet
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.The student will analyze current events through fear and courageous acts.
2.The students decipher symbolic imagery.
3.The students will know how to use courage and when to accept fear.

B. Development-

1.Introduction to Fear vs. Courage.
2.Symbol Representation
3. Current Events-
(family, school, and fellow peers).

C. Practice-

2.Conduct a class discussion using the following questions:
- what are some ways people demonstrate courage in stories they heard about or have seen or read?
- Are there any similarities or difference in how people demonstrate courage and fear?
- Is courage only something superhero's possess?
- Can ordinary individuals display courage?

3.Class will have open discussion on African American quotations.
4.Students will be divided into pairs and will compare their response to other classmate

D. Independent Practice-

1. The students will choose one of the following quotes from African American quotations and write a response to its author about if you agree or disagree with their quotation
- "Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it."- Bill Cosby 1937
- "I had felt for a long time, that if I was ever told to get up so a white person could sit down, that I would refuse to do so."-Rosa Park 1913
- "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moment of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at time of challenge and controversy."- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 1929-1968

2.Distribute web of courage worksheets to each students.
3. Students will be ask to individually think about the idea of courage and complete courage worksheets
4.Students will analyze metaphoric images while responding to individual worksheets


E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1.Individual worksheets
2.Visual aid
3.Hand on project

F. Checking for understanding-

1.The student will have the tools to write down important notes
2. The student will reiterate representation word with meaning when called upon.
3. The students will take post assessment when concept lesson is completed.

G. Closure-

1. The student will receive a recap of lesson for that day
2. The student can take time to ask any question related to lesson or any previous lesson learned.
7. Evaluation-
The student will be able to link the images to specific concepts through morals and decision making skill

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