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What Would You Do?
Students explain how we all face tough decisions everyday. They show how they respond to those events reveals who they are and where they are in their character/moral development. Students predict how to deal with peer pressure and teamwork.
6th - 8th Health 21 Views 149 Downloads
Cultivating Caring - Filling Buckets of Caring Carrots
Students practice compassion. In this character education lesson, student read Have You Filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud. Students discuss the book as well as ways to demonstrate they care for one another. Students fill buckets with notes of caring actions throughout the school year.
K - 3rd Language Arts 10 Views 45 Downloads
Character Education: Honesty
Middle schoolers define what honesty means. They will discuss omission as a form of telling lies. Furthermore, they will compare and contrast to other forms of lying. In the end, they give examples of different types of lies and evaluate which are the worst forms of lying.
8th Social Studies & History 25 Views 45 Downloads
Back to School (Secondary)
Welcome your class back to school! They will participate in a character education lesson plan in order to build community at the school. First they identify needs of new students by putting themselves in their shoes and create welcome packs for newcomers and visitors to their school.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 66 Downloads
Lou Gehrig and Character Education
Investigate the life of Lou Gehrig with your class. They read a book about Lou Gehrig, conduct Internet research, research a character trait, and plan and create a one-page flyer about the life and characteristics of Lou Gehrig.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 15 Views 47 Downloads
Integrating Character Education: A Lesson on Responsibility
Students explore the trait of responsibility. In this character education lesson, students read Benny the Lazy Beaver and play the Slap Tail Game in order to examine why responsibility is a desired trait.
K - 5th Language Arts 31 Views 84 Downloads
K-5 Integrating Character Education/A Lesson on Responsibility
Students demonstrate traits of responsibility. They explain that accepting responsibility is more rewarding than avoiding responsibility. Students bring pictures of responsible and irresponsible situations or behaviors. They explore the character trait responsibility.
K - 5th Health 23 Views 88 Downloads
Following Their Footsteps
Students research and create a book report on a famous person. In this character education lesson, students examine the positive traits exemplified by a famous person and present an oral presentation for their classmates.
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 39 Downloads
Character Traits - Who are We?
Sixth graders examine character traits. In this character education lesson, 6th graders set goals to strengthen particular personal character traits. Students watch their instructor model the character trait journaling strategy prior to making entries in their own personal journals.
6th Health 6 Views 11 Downloads
Character Counts Writing Project
Examine how the values of the Six Pillars of Character are reflected in a child's world. They will identify behaviors that represent trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. They also explore the relationship between good character and values by writing about what happened when they saw or demonstrated good character.
K - 6th Language Arts 8 Views 160 Downloads
Courage in the Movies
Students examine the decisions and behaviors of movie characters to encourage awareness of their own ethical decision making. In this character education instructional activity, students discuss integrity and watch one of the listed movies to focus on the characters' decisions.
10th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 35 Downloads
Analyze a Character's Thoughts, Actions, and Words
Authors use specific techniques to develop characters. Ask your class to do some sleuthing into "A Pair of Silk Stockings" to figure out how Kate Chopin put together Mrs. Sommers. The video starts with a brief review of direct and indirect characterization and then models how to use a character web to record textual details about Mrs.
7 mins 7th - 9th Language Arts 5 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Goals and Perseverance
Define the word perseverance to have learners understand why it is important in reaching goals. Young scholars research how Martin Luther King needed perseverance to accomplish his goals. They write acrostic poems using the word perseverance.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 20 Views 58 Downloads
Seventh graders explore the character trait of reputation. For this character education lesson, 7th graders focus on their personal reputation as they discuss positive character traits and reflect on character quotations in journal entries.
7th Language Arts 20 Views 25 Downloads
Sixth graders evaluate trustworthiness in others. In this character education lesson plan, 6th graders brainstorm items that are trustworthy, and then list attributes of trustworthy friends. Then students read a story to evaluate the trustworthiness of characters and answer questions, as well as writing in their character education journals.
6th Social Studies & History 5 Views 24 Downloads