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Overview
Students learn the importance of responsibility to individuals and society. They examine the source of responsibility and the consequences that may result from performing or not performing responsibilities. Students learn that we are often faced with competing responsibilities, values, and interests. They are asked to make reasonable decisions about which responsibilities to carry out and which values and interests to pursue in certain situations.
 
Unit 1 What Is the Importance of Responsibility?
Lesson 1 What Is Responsibility?
2 Where Do Responsibilities Come From?
 
Unit 2 What Might Be Some Benefits and Costs of Taking on a Responsibility?
3 What Might Be the Consequences of Taking on a Responsibility?
4 How Can You Decide Whether the Benefits of Taking on a Responsibility Outweigh the Costs?
5 How Can You Use Your Skills to Make a Decision about Taking on a New Responsibility?
 
Unit 3 How Can We Choose Which Responsibilities To Carry Out?
6 What Are Competing Responsibilities?
7 How Can We Choose among Competing Responsibilities?
8 How Would You Choose among These Competing Responsibilities?
 
Unit 4 Who Should Be Considered Responsible?
9 Why Do We Want to Decide Who Is Responsible?
10 What Ideas Are Useful in Deciding Who Is Responsible?
11 Whom Would You Consider Responsible for the Accident?
12 Whom Would You Consider Responsible for This Community Action?