Humility Lesson Plan

Instructor: Kristen Goode

Kristen has been an educator for 25+ years - as a classroom teacher, a school administrator, and a university instructor. She holds a doctorate in Education Leadership.

What is humility and how can we apply it in our lives? In this lesson, students learn about different types of humility and follow up with a skit demonstrating what humility looks like.

Learning Objectives

By the conclusion of this lesson, students will:

  • Define and explain the term humility
  • Create and present a skit


60-75 minutes

Curriculum Standards


Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.


Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.


Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.



  • Begin by asking students to share what they know about humility.
  • Hand each student a printed copy of the lesson.
  • Read the lesson together. Stop occasionally to discuss:
    • What is humility?
    • What are the three different types of humility?
    • Give some examples of how you can show humility to your friends.
    • How do parents show humility?
    • How do teachers show humility?
    • Share an example of a time when you showed humility? What type of humility was it?
    • The lesson introduction says that sometimes humility can be a bad thing. How can this be the case?
  • Conclude the lesson by reading and discussing the Lesson Summary together.
  • Check for understanding by having students complete the quiz.

Group Activity

To reinforce learning, guide students through the following activity.

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