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Goals and Perseverance

For Teachers 6th - 8th
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...
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Unique Monique: Building a Community of Unique Individuals

For Teachers K - 5th
Students recognize that each student is unique and has special talents. Students develop a puzzle piece that describes them and their particular talents. Students share their pieces and post on a bulletin board.
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Integrating Character Education into Lesson Plans

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students select a favorite instructional activity and list character traits from that instructional activity to serve as indicators on various questions under review. Character traits included are honesty, compassion, strong work ethnic...
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Character Education: Honesty

For Teachers 8th
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...
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Film English

My Shoes

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Engage your pupils in short story and short film. Using a still from the film as inspiration, pairs compose short stories, which they later share and compare with other members of the class. They then watch the film and respond to a...
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Never Look Down on Anybody Quote

For Teachers K - 6th
Encourage kindness and compassion in your class with a colorful poster. A picture shows one boy helping another up, and an inspirational quote tells kids not to look down upon one another.
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What Can I Do?

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students investigate conflict resolution strategies. In this character education lesson, students list things that make them feel sad and are introduced to the conflict resolution strategy "think and share." Students role-play various...
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What Would You Do?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
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...
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Random Acts of Kindness For Kids

For Teachers K - Higher Ed
Develop a world-wide, email chain on which class members can showcase their acts of kindness. After defining the meaning of random acts of kindness through discussion and through a reading of Random Acts of Kindness,...
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Columbus: Hero or Villain?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore Christopher Columbus's motives. In this character education lesson, students research Internet and print sources regarding the life and actions of Christopher Columbus in order to write essays that his actions as the...
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Questions of Courage

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Examine discrimination. In this character education lesson, learners read two biographies, Vivien Naki and Hamilton Naki then analyze their personal discrimination experiences. They complete a Venn diagram to compare and contrast the two...
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Classroom Community Bulletin Board Lesson Plan

For Teachers K - 6th
Building a strong classroom community is a huge part of our job. This idea lets the kids help define the rules, ideas, and behaviors that they want in their classroom. They'll work together to design a bulletin board that exemplifies the...
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Taking Responsibility

For Teachers K - 5th
Billy finds himself in many difficult situations because he is unsure about how and when to take responsibility. Collaborative groups work together to answer if Billy made responsible choices and what he should have done instead....
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Character Traits - Who are We?

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine character traits. In this character education lesson plan, 6th graders set goals to strengthen particular personal character traits. Students watch their instructor model the character trait journaling strategy...
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Following Their Footsteps

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
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.
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Project-Based Learning: Diversity

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Ethnic and cultural diversity are explored in a service learning lesson, great for upper graders. They participate in four weekly activities that require them to research ethnic and cultural diversity.
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Perseverance: Keep Going

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Kids evaluate world history events that show perseverance by creating artistic images. They investigate historic photographs and images which conjure up the feelings of perseverance, then utilize acrylic paints to capture the essence of...
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Obstacles to Perseverance

For Teachers 6th - 8th
What does it mean to persevere. Young historians review the definition of perseverance then brainstorm a list of obstacles colonists and revolutionaries had to overcome during the American Revolution. Using this list, they identify...
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Courage: Hero Traits

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What does it mean to be a hero? Who qualifies as a hero? In groups, middle and high schoolers brainstorm a list of heroes and create a list of characteristics that a person must possess in order to be a hero. Extend this lesson by having...
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What's Integrity?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners explore the trait of integrity. In this character education lesson, students read letters by Steve Williams pertaining to jobs that help others. Learners discuss the jobs WilIiams shares as well as integrity in their lives.
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Identity, Belonging, and Social Inclusion

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students explore personal and social identity. In this character education lesson plan, students create identity profiles and design welcome plans for their school community in order to build personal and community identities.
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What Are Friends For?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students develop an awareness of the behaviors signaling that a friend may be in trouble with alcohol or drugs of abuse. They practice ways to encourage a friend to seek out adult help by viewing a video, role-playing situations, writing...
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Back to School (Secondary)

For Teachers 5th - 6th
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 pupils by putting themselves in their shoes and create welcome packs for...
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Our Successful Traits

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students brainstorm and discuss essential traits for success. They develop a group list that displays essential traits of the successful classroom and journal about the experience.