Character Traits – Discussion 1
Please post to this Blog for HW credit.
You have a lot of time to take care of this.
Remember the rules:
Post your own comment.
Then respond to your classmates comments.
Remain openminded to others’ views.
Don’t judge one another.
Although all of the Character Trait terms are detailed in this blog, please limit your FIRST comment to your own term. Responses can be prompted by and directed toward any classmate and/or any term.
Broward County Core Character Traits – not exactly an exhaustive list by any stretch of the imagination: Responsibility, Citizenship, Kindness, Respect, Honesty, Self-Control, Tolerance, Cooperation.
Responsibility (N) – (born 1787) Reliability or dependability;The state or fact of being responsible.
Responsible (A) – (born 1642) Answerable, accountable (to another for something); liable to be called to account.
Citizenship (N) – (born 1611) The state of being vested with the rights, privileges, and duties of a citizen; the character of an individual viewed as a member of society; behavior in terms of the duties, obligations, and functions of a citizen: an award for good citizenship.
Citizen (N) – (born 1314) An inhabitant of a city or (often) of a town; esp. one possessing civic rights and privileges, a burgess or freeman of a city.
Kindness (N) – (born c. 1483 – and other forms of the word by other definitions can be found as far back as 1290) The quality or state of being kind;
Kind (N) – (born 1399) of a good or benevolent nature or disposition, as a person.
Kind (V) – (born c. 1000) Belonging to one by right of birth, descent, or inheritance; lawful, rightful; Kindly.
Kind (V) – (born c. 1100) To treat kindly.
Respect (N) – (born c. 1330) esteem for or a sense of the worth or excellence of a person, a personal quality or ability, or something considered as a manifestation of a personal quality or ability.
Respect (V) – (born 1542) To regard, consider, take into account; to heed, pay attention to; to observe carefully;
Honesty (N) – (born 1340) the quality or fact of being honest; uprightness and fairness; truthfulness, sincerity, or frankness; freedom from deceit or fraud.
Self-Control (N) – (born 1711) control or restraint of oneself or one’s actions, feelings, etc; Control of one’s emotions, desires, or actions by one’s own will; Control of oneself, one’s desires, etc.
Tolerance (N) – (born 1412) a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward those whose opinions, practices, race, religion, nationality, etc., differ from one’s own; freedom from bigotry; interest in and concern for ideas, opinions, practices, etc., foreign to one’s own; a liberal, undogmatic viewpoint.
Tolerance (V) – (born 1950, died 1973) To specify a tolerance for (a machine part, etc.). tolerancing, toleranced – obsolete/not in use
Cooperation (N) – (born 1398) an act or instance of working or acting together for a common purpose or benefit; joint action; more or less active assistance from a person, organization, etc.
Cooperate (V) – (born 1616) To work together, act in conjunction (with another person or thing, to an end or purpose, or in a work): a. of persons.
Cooperate (A) – (born 1868) Caused to co-operate; brought into co-operation.
Can you think of other traits a person can have (or lack)?
Post a comment on a trait not listed: define it; create a word web for it; provide an etymology (what’s an etymology?); use it in its various forms; tell us what people have to say about it.
Now, take out your sheet of paper from class. You should have a word web on it. You should have a quote, and for that quote you should have written down your idea of what is meant by it. You should have an idea of how that quote could apply to you.
Post your Quote with an explanation for why you picked it. Why do you like it?
Post what you think it means.
Post how you think it applies to you.
Then explain the role your term plays in society. You might like to take these questions one at a time – place your word in the blank. Some of the questions may not work for your term- you may need to use another form of the word in the blank, and/or you may need to change a preposition or two in the quesiton:
How does __(your term here)__ effect the creation of laws? Do those laws apply to you?
In what way does _________________ effect individual’s rights? What if there were no (one) _________________ of/for you or yours? (remember what that expression means?)
How does _________________ affect freedom for all, safety for all? What if _________________ were taken away for/from you?
What role does _________________ play as far as making certain students have opportunities to grow?