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Integrity: Suki's Kimono

Suggested Grade Level

Suggested Values

Suggested Subject Matter

4 Integrity English/Language Arts/Social Studies

Students will:
• Understand what integrity means and be able to identify and define it through a look at current events
  in the community, country and world.

Category: Junior

Definition of Integrity - the quality of being honest and fair - adherence to moral and ethical principles;
soundness of moral character; honesty.

Core Value Focus: Integrity

Recipient Focus: N/A

Introductory Activity:
Read the book Suki’s Kimono by Chieri Uegaki (read aloud on YouTube) and discuss how the main character
showed integrity. Define integrity as a whole group and post on chart paper, a Google Doc or on the Smartboard.

Small Group Activity:
Kids will look through the newspaper (online or in print) or articles provided by the teacher to find examples
of people or groups of people who are showing integrity. Students will cut out the articles and highlight the
words that show integrity in action. Share article and video about Billy Harris who did the right thing.
If students are having a hard time finding articles that show integrity in action, they could also read article
of people who chose not to show integrity and then work as a group to come up with another way they could
have handled the situation to show more integrity.

Small Group Activity: N/A

Concluding Activity: N/A

Assessment: N/A

Extended Activities:
Use quotes each day to help kids practice using the six core values as they talk about the meaning of the quotes.
Book: Changing Kids' Lives One Quote At A Time: 121 Inspirational Sayings To Build Character In Children
by Steve Reifman.

Integrity for Students YouTube Video
Video of citizens "doing the right thing"
Young man with purse left at bus stop commercial
Boys not stealing from truck commercial
Billy Ray Harris video

Quote on the focus core value:
"Integrity is doing the right thing, even though no one is watching." - C.S. Lewis