Courage means being brave and doing what you think is right, even if you feel scared. 

People who are courageous do not shrink away from threat, challenge, difficulty or pain. They speak up for what is right even if there is opposition. They are positive bystanders and act on their convictions.

Key Concepts

There are three types of courage (an individual may possess one of these or a combination):

  • Physical bravery (e.g., ANZACS, firefighters, police officers, soldiers)
  • Psychological bravery (e.g., facing painful aspects of oneself)
  • Moral bravery (e.g., speaking up for what’s right, even if it’s an unfavourable opinion to a group)

In “The Lorax”, the Lorax is worried about the environment, he shows moral bravery by standing up for and speaking for the trees against the Once-Ler.

ANZAC day is another reminder of how brave and courageous our soldiers were by fighting for what they believed in.

When have you showed courage? Was it physical, psychological or moral courage?

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