We began our new topic on vocation by thinking of the word commitment. We discussed what we thought it meant and brainstormed other words that have a similar meaning:
dedication, loyalty, promise, pledge, devoted
It was highlighted that whatever you do in life, you need commitment to do it well. We thought about some of the jobs people do—some paid and some voluntary. We made a chart on the IWB and added jobs to it—answering questions such as:
What does it involve? What is the commitment? What are the personal risks? How do you measure this commitment?
The children were then given the main task for the lesson—research a story of an adult or a child who showed great courage and commitment. What did they do? How did they show commitment and why do you think they acted like that? They shared their findings with the class at the end of the lesson.