This course is a literary study of additional basic values; it examines the consequences of having or lacking mercy, patience, grace, gratitude, accountability, loyalty, patriotism, and self-sufficiency. Lessons include instructor-graded portfolio activities, which should be submitted as a whole prior to requesting the final. This is the third course in a three-part Character Education: Exploring Values series (XPLR 041, 043, and 045); however, any of the courses may be taken independently of the others.

Course Details

This course may be counted for credit in either language arts literature or electives, but not both.
Course Outline
1. Mercy: It Blesses Him That Gives, And Him That Takes
2. Patience: The Self-Fulfilling Virtue
3. Grace: Not Just For Clumsy People
4. Gratitude: Focusing On The Postive
5. Accountabilty: I Decide Who I AM
6. Loyalty: Developing An Unswerving Allegiance To The Postive Entities In Your Life
7. Patriotism: Beyond Pledging Allegiance
8. Self-Sufficiency: You Can Depend On You