Lesson Plan

Stand Tall

In this lesson, students will explore the meaning of integrity through the book *Stand Tall!*. They will also answer questions connected to making choices with integrity when faced with challenging situations.
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Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to define the word "integrity," which means doing the right thing even when no one is looking.
  • Student will be able to articulate a time when they practiced integrity and make a promise to themselves and their classroom community to consistently "do the right thing" and act with honesty.


(10 minutes)
Stand Tall with Integrity
  • Ask students to join into a circle, either seated in chairs or on the floor.
  • Tell them to remember a time when someone kept a promise to them. Ask if someone would like to share their experience with the class.
  • Ask, "What does being true to yourself mean?"
  • Tell the class to think about a time they were true to themselves. Ask if anyone would like to share. How did they feel when they were true to themselves?
  • Write the word "integrity" on the board, and ask the class what they think it means.
  • Explain to the class that integrity means making healthy choices, and doing the right thing even when no one is watching.
  • Show them the book Stand Tall!, and tell them that we will be reading it as a class.
  • Before reading, ask students to notice the ways integrity is highlighted in the book.