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Elizabeth Eckford and Courage Virtue in Action

  • I can identify areas in their own lives that require them to act with courage. 

Elizabeth Eckford showed courage in her willingness to join a group of young people who volunteered to desegregate their local high school, knowing it would come at a great personal cost. This display of courage took place at a pivotal moment in U.S. history on a national stage, but courage can also take place in smaller ways in daily life.

1. Create a list of things in your daily life that require courage.




2. Circle one item in your list to explore further.

3. Why must you show courage to do this task?




4. Using the example of Elizabeth Eckford as your guide, how can you motivate or challenge yourself to have courage in completing this task?

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