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1 Developing Personal Identity and Character Mr. Totheroh Health Class

2 Character Cluster Chart  Draw a center circle and label it character  Draw 6 smaller circles around the character circle  Put one term inside the smaller circles that you feel best describes character  We will share our some of these terms and see if any evolve as the day progresses

3 Your Personal Identity  Personal Identity- your sense of yourself as a unique individual.  YOUR personal identity depends a lot on your age and circumstances, other parts of your identity are unique to YOU!!

4 How Identity Forms  Role Model- someone whose success or behavior serves as an example for you.  YOUR identity will change throughout your life as your interests change. Eventually you will develop a clear sense of your own values, interests, beliefs, occupational goals, and relationship expectations. 

5 Aspects of Identity  Personality- A complex set of characteristics that makes YOU unique.  Your personality sets you apart from other people and determines how you will react in certain situations.  Some of us have loud personalities, others are quiet, and sometimes we are in the middle of both.

6 The Importance of Good Character  Character- the distinctive qualities that describe how a person thinks, feels, and behaves.  Good character is an outward expression of inner values and is a vital part of healthy identity.  Who are some people with good character? Name some individuals with bad character?

7 Traits of Good Character  Trustworthiness- You are honest, loyal, and reliable  Respect- Considerate of others and accept their differences  Responsibility- You use self control, you think before you act and consider the consequences.  Fairness- You play by the rules, take turns, and share.

8 Continued  Caring- A caring person is kind and compassionate.  Citizenship- Demonstrating good citizenship means you advocate for a safe and healthy environment at school and your community.

9 Working Toward a Positive Identity  Recognize you strengths and weaknesses  Demonstrate Positive Values  Develop a Purpose in your life  Form meaningful relationships  Avoid unhealthful high-risk behaviors  Contribute to the community

10 Have your terms of character changed?  Feel free to share with the class if any of your terms of character have changed since the beginning of this presentation.

11 Lets see your acting skills!!  Group yourselves up into 4 or 5 (depending on class size)  I will assign you a trait of character from the Character Counts model  You must then create a short skit where that trait is modeled effectively. Don’t be afraid to have funny skits (they must be appropriate!) Everyone in your group must be involved some way.


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