|Pillars of Student Success||
|Program Implementation||Program Grade-Level|
|Classroom Based||Grades 6-12|
|Program Concepts||Program Skills|
|Accountability, Beliefs, Code of conduct, Core values, Decision-making, Employee ethics, Ethical awareness, Ethical dilemmas, Ethical obligations, Ethical reasoning, Ethical standards, Interdependence, Interpersonal skills, Professional attitude, Rights of others, Role model, Social responsibility, Truthfulness, Values||Analyze situations and decisions in light of ethical considerations, Apply guidelines for ethical decision making, Consider attitudes, Critical thinking, Examine the competing pressures on young people, Express why ethical standards are important to society and businesses, Listening and communicating, Reading for understanding, Suggest actions to correct problems|
Students are introduced to the concept of ethics, participate in a demonstration of why ethics are important to discuss, examine their core values, and explore how we are all interdependent on the choices we each make. Then students are given a process to use when faced with an ethical dilemma. The total time for the session is approximately 60–90 minutes. Optional activities will add more time if you choose to use them.
Define ethics, ethical dilemma, values, core values, and interdependence.
Articulate how one's core values affects one's choices.
Articulate and identify the steps necessary to make ethical decisions.
Recognize that individual ethics affect the greater community.
Students will reflect and discuss what they've learning after interacting with the volunteer, a local business professional who articulated how and why professionals make ethical choices and decisions regarding relationships, the work environment, and life. The session will take approximately 45 minutes.
Apply key terms and concepts used in the volunteer-led activities.
Use intentional, ethical decision-making skills to consider outcomes and consequences of choices.
Self-examine to develop a personal awareness of values to begin to see the connection between their words and actions.
Online Resources from Junior Achievement USA
Have students log on to the JA sites to learn more about ethics.
The Debate Team
Have students debate about a ethical dilemma.