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Children Around WorldResponsibilityChildren Around World

The willingness to accept the consequences of your own actions and performance.


“Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.” –Anne Frank

This means:

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Accepting a task and doing it to the best of your ability.

 

 

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Being dependable; living up to your commitments and keeping your promises.

 

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Seeking help when it’s needed.

 

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Not blaming others for your actions; not making excuses.

 

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Practicing self-control.

Suggested Activities:

 

 

 

1.      Monthly character trait supported and reinforced through Renaissance.

 

2.     Morning announcements will be made periodically in support of Responsibility.

 

3.      Students make a word cluster for the word “rule.”  Ask students to list words or phrases that come to mind when they think of the word.  For example:

 

Review rules listed in the Student Handbook.  Discuss purpose, consequences, and/or possible methods to legally changing a given rule or law.

 

4.      Writing Activity:  “What is Responsibility?”  Selections of student writing could be displayed on the hallways.  Activities could take the form of essays, poems, posters, motto/blurb writing wall.

 

5.      Suggested ways to visually promote character trait:
-         Bulletin boards
-         Posters
-         Essays

 

6.      Stay alert for current issues in the media.  Share articles and websites with others.

 

7.      Buzzwords:  Dependability, Being Organized, Being Punctual, Planning, Honoring, Commitments

 

Discussion Questions:

 

 

 - What does it mean to be responsible for myself?

 

- What are ways I can practice responsibility?

 

- Do others see me as responsible?  Why or why not?

 

  - Why would an employer want to hire someone who is responsible?

 

   - How does it help my family when I am responsible?

 

    - How am I going to be responsible?

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