Character Education Teacher Resources

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Student explore the six pillars of character. In this social principles lesson, young scholars create character education portfolios based on activities that build character skills for home, school, and the workplace. 
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.
Students participate in activities to celebrate character counts week. They identify the six pillars of character. They display good character when it comes to everyday tasks.
Students 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.
Young scholars 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.
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.
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.
Students investigate the concept of having character by participating in role play activities.  In this morals instructional activity, 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.
First graders explore what it means to be creative through the story and pictures of "St. George and the Dragon." Sequencing becomes part of the lesson.
Young scholars help their community. In this character counts instructional activity, students discuss problems facing the world and their community. They come up with solutions to some of these problems. 
Students practice compassion. In this character education instructional activity, 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.
Sixth graders evaluate trustworthiness in others. In this character education lesson, 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.
Students set long-term and short-term goals. In this character education lesson, students determine whether goals that they write for themselves are long-term or short-term.
Students explore the concept of caring. In this character education lesson, students consider how to show others they care about them as they brainstorm and discuss acts of caring.
For this character education word search worksheet, students identify words pertaining to positive character attributes such as respect, truthfulness, and fairness. Students locate 19 character traits on the puzzle.
How to get students to always remember to be kind to one another.
Young scholars interpret facts and paraphrase information regarding respect. They assess the importance of showing respect for themselves, for others, for property, and for the world at large. They integrate The Golden Rule into their daily lives.
In this kindness worksheet, students have many sheets to fill out such as shopping lists, kindness web, kindness graph, and much more. Students complete 71 pages in the curriculum guide.
First graders discuss the trait of punctuality through song and learning to read the face of a clock. The importance of this character trait is emphasized in this lesson.