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Courage

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Kara Arvin

on 18 December 2013

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Transcript of Courage

What is Courage?
The ability to do something that frightens one for the greater good.

Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose.
-Tom Krause
Real-World Examples
Standing up for a friend in need
Saying no to peer pressure
Telling the truth
Being different

Courage
Question #1
What action is an example of courage?
A. Standing up to a bully
B. Eating dessert before supper
C. Riding your skateboard down a big hill
D. Petting a tiger
Question #2
Questions to discuss and think about.
1. Why do you think courage is important?
2. Do you think courage is easy or hard to have?
3. What has been your most courageous moment?
4. How does having courage affect the world?
Jumping off a cliff is courageous.

True or False?
Question #3
Which is not an example of being courageous?
A. Saving a person in a fire
B. Fighting for our country
C. Walking in the dark by yourself
D. Being a police officer
Key
1. A
2. False
3. C
Courageous People
Rosa Parks
Nelson Mandela
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Emmeline Pankhurst
Galileo Galilei

Rosa Parks
Buses were segregated by race.
Rosa Parks was a black political activist.
Rosa was courageous when she refused to give up her seat on a bus for a white man even though she would be arrested.
By doing this act, this helped to create a revolution to stop racism against African Americans.
Nelson Mandela
Fought against segregation in South Africa
Was tried for treason and sentenced to life in prison
Helped to end segregation in South Africa
Spent 20 years in jail and then went on to become the first black president in South Africa
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Stood up against Nazism
Was a preacher who criticized the Nazi's actions
The Nazi's saw him as a threat and arrested and executed him.
Became an important symbol of opposition
Emmeline Pankhurst
Campaigner for women's right to vote
Was arrested for her belief in women's rights
Helped to add to the movement to give women rights
Galileo Galilei
The church controlled the government and gave false information about science.
Galileo showed experiments that were opposite of the church's explanations of science.
Rather than deny his views, he accepted imprisonment and died while on house arrest.
This act helped lead to new discoveries and separated the church from the state.
Source:

"O, Pish Posh!." O Pish Posh. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Dec. 2013. <http://opishposh.com/10-of-the-most-courageous-people-in-history/Find a website by URL or keyword...>.
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