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Moral elevation and courage

The bystander effect has often discouraged people from doing what needs to be done. Yet bystanders can be spurred to action when they observe one individual who is willing to make the first move. In this activity, students reflect on how a young couple in Florida prompted a ripple effect of bystander action to rescue swimmers trapped in a riptide.


   20 minutes

   By: Principled Innovation™ (PI)

   Educator-prep | K-12 educators

Making connections:

Principled Innovation asks us to work with others and recognize the limits of our own knowledge so that we can better understand and tackle the complex issues our communities face.

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