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Courage Using Supporting Documents - People of Courage

Suggested Grade Level

Suggested Values

Suggested Subject Matter

4 Courage English/Language Arts/Social Studies

Students will:
• Understand what it means to be courageous at any age and be able to identify moments of courage in their
  lives and in the lives of other.

Category: Junior

Definition of Courage - the ability to do something that you know is difficult or dangerous - the quality of mind
or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear. Bravery.

Core Value Focus: Courage

Recipient Focus: N/A

Introductory Activity:
Brainstorm, as a class, words and phrases that would define courage. This can be done on chart paper, a Google doc or
on a Smartboard. Students will then watch a video (12-year-old wrestler with disability teaching lesson in courage)
of a 12-year-old student with a disability who decided to become a member of the school's wrestling team. After watching
the video, have kids see if there are more terms that could be added to the definition of courage.

Small Group Activity:
In groups of 2-4, students will read an article about a person or group of people who have shown
courage. Students will use their skills of inferencing to determine what aspects of courage these folks may have used to
overcome their situations.

Concluding Activity:
Groups will share out what they have learned about courage from the various articles. They will use
the statement “I infer that… because of this in the article.

Students will be able to accurately infer information from the text to show their understanding of the act of
being courageous.

Extended Activities: N/A

Courage article 1 - Train Attack in France
Courage article 2 - Saudi Arabia Girls Basketball
Courage article 3 - Bangledeshi Girl Surfing
Courage article 4 - Middle School Lunch
Courage article 5 - Saving Jewish People
Courage article 6 - Brave Chinese Students