Character Education Teacher Resources
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Cultivating Caring - Filling Buckets of Caring Carrots
Students practice compassion. In this character education 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...
K - 3rd English Language Arts
The End: Special Lesson Plan
Setting the stage, creating characters, and establishing a suspenseful storyline can be a tricky task. Young authors read the story The End as a model of good and organized writing. They analyze the writer's techniques and employ them in...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Back to School (Secondary)
Welcome your class back to school! They will participate in a character education lesson 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...
5th - 6th Social Studies & History
Integrating Character Education: A Lesson on Responsibility
Young scholars 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 English Language Arts
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...
K - 5th Health
The Effects of Character Decisions
Learners explore characters' decisions. They play a card game in which they match a decision card with a direct effect card. Then they examine characters from The Wizard of Oz, record important decisions that they make on index cards,...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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 lesson, students discuss integrity and watch one of the listed movies to focus on...
10th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts
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...
7 mins 7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed