Integrity - 3

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Definition: A person with integrity is honest, has good morals and is concerned for others.

Discussion Points

  • Now knowing the definition of integrity, name a person you believe shows integrity on a regular basis.
  • Showing integrity in every situation is difficult. Sometimes people choose to act in a way that does not demonstrate integrity.
  • Having integrity means you would make the same decision whether someone was able to see you or not.
  • Review Discussion Points:

    Possible activities to review the discussion point:

    Idea Collage:

    • Teacher poses a question or asks for examples of a lesson discussion point.
    • Using chart paper, the teacher labels the sheet with a discussion point.
    • Students write responses on sticky notes, draw a picture, or cut images/words from a magazine.
    • Students post responses on chart paper.
    • Teacher leads class in a discussion using the posted responses.
    • SEL Categories Activity:

      • Ask students to create a list of words associated with the topic (2-5 minutes)
      • Once time is up, ask each student to share a word or thought from their list.
      • Others must cross that word or thought off their list.
      • Continue process until all words or thoughts have been listed.

Activity 1: What is integrity?

Ask students what they think the word integrity means. Make a list of student responses on the board or chart paper. Assign students to small groups and present them with a quote about integrity. Have the groups discuss the meaning of the quote. As a class, develop a definition of integrity using the students’ own words.

Materials Needed:
  • Chart paper or chalkboard
  • Integrity quotes copied from below and cut into strips
“The time is always right to do what is right.” - Martin Luther King, Jr. “Wisdom is knowing the right path to take ...integrity is taking it” - Unknown
“Real integrity is doing the right thing; knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.” - Oprah Winfrey “Being honest may not get you a lot of friends, but it’ll always get you the right ones.” - John Lennon
“Integrity is not something you show others. It’s how you behave behind their back.” - Pranav “Integrity is choosing your thoughts and actions based on values rather than personal gain.” - Unknown

Activity 2: What Would You Do?

Present the class with a scenario. Discuss how they would handle each situation.

Materials Needed:
  • Scenarios below

Scenario 1: You have been wanting a cell phone, but haven’t saved enough money to purchase one. During the bus ride home, you notice a student who you don’t know leaves his cell phone on the seat next to you. What would you do?

Scenario 2: Your parents have gone away for the evening. They have told you that you are not to have friends over. Your best friend shows up. What do you do?

Scenario 3: You are at the store buying some snacks. You get out to the car and realize you didn’t pay for a bag of chips. What do you ?

Activity 3: How Do You Show Integrity?

Allow students to complete student activity sheet A. When students are finished encourage individuals to read their writing allowed.

Materials Needed:
  • Student Activity Sheet A - 1 per person
  • Pencil for each student

Script Writing and Animation

Script Prompt: Develop a script and create an animation that includes two characters in a setting related to the problem. The dialogue between the characters must include:

  • A scenario in which character must decide whether to show integrity or not, discussion about what would happen if the scenario was handled with integrity as opposed to not using integrity, a solution on how to handle the situation with integrity, use of appropriate ways to end the conversation.
  • Materials Needed:
    • White board/chalk Board or Chart Paper
    • Markers
    • Script sheet for each group
    • Pencil for each student

    Script Writing Practice: Teacher led discussion of script creation. As a whole/small group, write both an appropriate and inappropriate versions of the script. In small groups or individually, have the students independently create scripts using the prompts above.

    Independent Script Recording: Pair students to complete 2 scripts together using the same script prompt detailed above. Direct students to take turns being character one and character two.

    Animation Creation: Have students record their scripts using the SiLAS software. Remember to name and save their work. Premiere the movies with the group members at the end of each session.

    Lesson Extension: Incorporate ELA standards by discussing both spoken and written grammar rules (dialogue punctuation, correct verb tense, sentence structure, parts of a story; character, setting, problem, solution). Consider using both the final animation and written script as an ELA grade/assignment.

    Lesson Review

    Allow students time to complete the student lesson review. Discuss answers when finished.

    Materials Needed:
    • Student Lesson Review Sheet - 1 per student
    • A pencil for each student


    Go to only student curriculum

    Student Activity Sheet A

    Directions: Think about a time when you used integrity. Write about it below. Be sure to use provide detail.

    Student Lesson Review Sheet

    Directions: Think about what integrity means to you. Write about it below.