March POWerful Word – HONESTY – Week 2

One way to be dishonest is“cheating.” Someone remind us what it means to cheat (i.e. playing unfairly, passing off someone else’s work as your own). When might someone cheat (i.e. on a test, in a game, in competition)? Why do you think people cheat: (1) During a game/sport (i.e. They want to win, they want to be seen as the best)? How might they cheat (i.e. hurt someone from the other team, change the score)? (2) On a test/quiz (i.e. Look at someone else’s test, sneak notes)? (3) In a contest or competition (i.e. bribing the person who judges, hurting another team, destroying someone else’s work)? What kind of cheating have you seen in school or out of school? If you knew your friend/teammate was cheating, what would you do or say? We must be honest.

If you have time: Some professional athletes have gotten in trouble for cheating and taking drugs to help them win. What do you think of that?