march: character and maturity
Main Points of Class
What matters in life is character. Character is measured by your virtues.
Character allows men to take on responsibility and makes them great. Character leads to maturity.
Character is needed to achieve life goals. Character is being a man for others, with the self-governing powers to be for others.
A lack of character has very serious consequences.
Great men are men of character. A challenge is something that is worth achieving, but is difficult to do. What makes great men great is their willingness to face challenges.
You are not born with character (like temperament and talents). Character does not just happen with time (like growing taller). Your character is what you decide it will be.
Your level of maturity is reflected in what teachers write about you when filling out the teacher evaluation form found in the Common Application for applying to college.
In-class activity: Public Speaking
The purpose of this activity is twofold: first, to help students get accustomed to speaking in public; second, to encourage and facilitate students’ interests by having them talk about either a favorite book or a person from history.
Students give their speeches and are given feedback based on observations from both staff and peers.
Complete the Scale of Maturity handout.
Keep track of daily expenses for this month.
Continue any necessary preparations to fulfill your summer plans.
Discuss the Scale of Maturity handout.
Review the budget you made in this month’s activity. Then, keep track of daily expenses for this month.
Discuss and complete a Monthly Goals Sheet.