Character Education Teacher Resources
Find Character Education educational ideas and activities
Showing 1 - 20 of 925 resources
My Character Counts
Student explore the six pillars of character. In this social principles lesson, learners create character education portfolios based on activities that build character skills for home, school, and the workplace.
What It Means To Be a Good Citizen-Character Education
First graders are introduced to the concept of good citizenship through their relationship with the school mascot. The responsibilities of belonging to a community are emphasized.
More of, Less of
Have your class discuss behaviors they like from other people. They will then get into groups and list behaviors they want to see more of from people in their community, classroom, or school. This is a great Character Counts lesson!
Character Education Poster
Learners participate in a class discussion about what makes a poster promote a message. They explore topics from character education and make a poster to define and promote a desirable character trait.
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.
Integrating Character Education: A Lesson on Responsibility
Students explore the trait of responsibility. In this character education lesson plan, students read Benny the Lazy Beaver and play the Slap Tail Game in order to examine why responsibility is a desired trait.
Character Education: Cleanliness
First graders examine importance of appropriate habits for staying healthy, and draw pictures of themselves demonstrating a way of taking care of their own bodies.
Back to School (Elementary)
Students discover the vocabulary of the Six Pillars of Character and their relation to the school environment. In this character education lesson plan, students discuss the character pillars and brainstorm about their use in the classroom. Students participate in a vocabulary scavenger hunt for the topic. Students make personal goals using the pillars and write them on rectangles to tape to their wall.
Students practice recycling. In this character counts instructional activity, students discuss why students should be responsible about recycling. They cut out pictures from a magazine showing items that can be recycled.
Students interview elderly people in a senior citizen community center. In this character counts lesson, students interview the elderly about how society can be more respectful. They videotape and watch the interviews together.
Students analyze the decision-making skills. In this character education lesson, students read a comic book and identify the superhero. Students then analyze the types of decisions the character makes throughout the story and if the decisions were appropriate.
Back to School (Secondary)
Welcome your class back to school! They will participate in a character education instructional activity in order to build community at the school. First they identify needs of new young scholars by putting themselves in their shoes and create welcome packs for newcomers and visitors to their school. Then they participate in a buddy program to create a caring school environment for all.
Wall of Respect
Learners demonstrate respect. In this character education lesson, students discuss how to be respectful to adults and to peers. Learners draw a picture of being polite or showing respect to a peer. Students place their pictures on a "respect wall" inside the classroom.
Students access prior knowledge about the branches of government to explore foreign policy. In this conflict resolution lesson, students reflect on foreign policy decisions and participate in scenarios based on foreign policy events.
Character Education: What Would You Do?
Students investigate the concept of having character by participating in role play activities. In this morals lesson, students read life situations testing a person's character, and decide what options to take based on morals and proper human behavior. Students perform a role play scenario in groups of 5 discussing what to do in confusing situations.
Students participate in group activities to learn about mosaic art and the six Pillars of Character. In this Six Pillars of Character lesson, students study mosaic posters and describe them in terms of character. Students rate a list of attributes and create books about the topic.
Students make a list in groups of why cheating is wrong. In this cheating lesson plan, students make a list and discuss their lists with the whole class.
Picture (More) Perfect
Students help their community. For this character counts lesson, students discuss problems facing the world and their community. They come up with solutions to some of these problems.
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.
Seventh graders explore the character trait of reputation. In 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.