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Students create and perform everyday scenes which portray peer rejection. They determine alternative positive outcomes based on respect, tolerance, and kindness.
Second graders investigate the story of "The Three Bears" while focusing on the character of Goldilocks. They answer key questions that are focused upon the development of positive feelings and reactions. Students discuss the possible outcomes for Goldilocks.
Fourth graders demonstrate knowledge of what they have read by participating both in small group and class discussion. They compare and contrast behaviors of the characters in the book. They then role-play characteristics of both the positive and negative attributes of Asperger Syndrome.
Students read and discuss people who made a difference in the times in which they lived. In this ESL lesson, students define and use new vocabulary, read and listen for specific information, discover character traits of inventors, and use the correct format for a bibliography.
Young scholars assess the personalities of Ugandan politicians Yoweri Museveni and Nasser Ntege Sebaggala in the context of modern Ugandan politics, and decide which one might make a better leader of Uganda. Students then consider what their own politicial campaigns may be like for offices of their choice, appraising their individual strengths and weaknesses of character.
Eighth graders read myths and fables to determine the common character traits of the main characters. They use graphic organizers to organize the traits while working in small groups. They design slideshow presentations and newsletters based on the comparison of the traits of two characters.
First graders engage in a lesson that is concerned with self-respect and interpersonal relationships. They create a character clover as an art project that lists positive character traits and specific attributes of strength. Then students discuss the projects.
Learn about the events that helped shape the United States of America. Elementary schoolers explore the Civil War with six different activities. Each activity has a different focus: literature connections, primary sources, vocabulary, etc. Handouts and materials are included, but you will have to copy and paste the text which could create formatting problems. 
Learners explain how international politics, religion, and cultural beliefs influenced the life of Mary Queen of Scots. They watch a film about Mary, Queen of Scots and participate in a discussion and variety of extension activities.
Learners examine and identify their own positive character traits and friendship skills and how to make new friends. They discuss the importance of friendship, listen to the book "The 329th Friend," and create an invitation for a new potential friend to eat lunch with them.
Learners explore cooperation by completing worksheets in class. For this human relationship lesson, students identify socially acceptable behaviors and discuss with their classmates why these behaviors are beneficial to everybody. Learners complete character trait worksheets which identify negative consequences when people cannot work together.
Students fill out a character trait graphic organizer about characters in a book that they are reading. In this characters lesson plan, students see how traits relate to character actions.
Seventh graders study the philanthropy of themselves and others. In this philanthropy lesson, 7th graders use the lyrics to Lionel Ritchie's song, "Say You, Say Me" as a backdrop to determining philanthropic people including themselves. They make stars out of newspaper and record ways that they can be philanthropic and the character traits that are needed to achieve those goals.
Students determine how to get to know a character by cluing in to the character's feelings. In this character trait lesson, students participate in a whole group modeling session in which the teacher demonstrates how to determine character traits using story clues. They turn and talk to a partner about a new section of the story while identifying character traits.
Learners, after describing and identifying a variety of major consequences and sequences of major historical events and developments in American History, create a mobile on a specific event in history. They follow specific instructions to construct their mobiles and then present them to their classmates.
Fourth graders identify the character traits of Peter in Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. They find quotations in the story that illlustrate the traits. Students use Kidspiration to write their reports on a template.
Students draw pictures to generate ideas about a character. They use prewriting skills to plan written work. They then dictate or write detailed descriptions of familiar person, places, objects, or experiences.
Students define character trait self-discipline by listening to the story Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes, and practice 3R strategy: Retreat, Rethink, and React, in order to handle conflicts.
Students explore the character trait of self-discipline using the book Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes. They listen to the story, and discuss the conflict resolution techniques of retreat, rethink, and react. Students then write a letter to Lilly about using the Three R strategy for dealing with anger.
Learners complete various biographical and autobiographical writing activities. They write an autobiographical essay, biopoem, biographical essay, and design and decorate a bag presenting character traits.

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