Sample Lesson for Fairness - Kindergarten
Sample Lesson for "Fairness" from the Character Links Program. This is a kindergarten level sample lesson as part of the CLS program. Character Links is a standard-based resource that links academic benchmarks to character building to real life.
Definition: FAIRNESS means to be just, play by the rules, share, take turns, and listen to others.
Lesson Read the definition of FAIRNESS. Ask: What does it mean if someone “shows favoritism”? (Treats people unequally, rewards someone unjustly, prejudiced, etc.) Discuss how it feels to be treated with favoritism or prejudice. Emphasize that a fair person treats people without favoritism or prejudice. Read: Today, all students wearing green will get ice cream with their lunch. Those wearing any other color will get spinach. Ask class if this is fair or unfair. Discuss how the statement could be changed to be fair to all students.
School/Home Link Tell students to ask a family member to tell them about a time when he or she was not treated fairly and how he or she felt.