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Character Education

These sites deal with character development in children. Read about character education in stories and do some class activities to teach children about making good choices. There is a printable pledge for students to sign. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on peer pressure and teaching tips for character education.


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This site provides links to monthly character education lessons.
The Character Education Partnership site provides lesson plans for teaching character education.
This site provides links to resources for teaching character education across the grade levels.
This Pinterest board includes resources for teaching character education in the classroom. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
This site includes lesson plans and inspirational videos for teaching character education. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
This 672-page PDF provides a comprehensive toolkit for teaching character education for grades K-2.
This site highlights KIPP academies keys for their character education philosophy; includes a video about teaching character in the classroom and tips for infusing lessons with character.
This interview explores the benefits behind teaching values in school
This online article explores the benefits of teaching character education to our kids. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
This online article provides tips for teaching character in the classroom. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
This page is from the PBS site on presidential character and leadership. The quotes about character come from a wide range of American people, not just presidents.
You can search for volunteer organizations and opportunities in and around your community.
Go to free stuff and read a story. "Principles of character education" defines terms and the "Golden Rule" identifies the golden rule in major world religions.
Classroom activities that integrate the development of thinking skills with gaining respect for others. Activities are grouped by grade level.
This site is dedicated to teaching young people good character traits. On the page you will find the six pillars of character and their descriptions.
This resource is for teachers and parents who are interested in character education. Includes teaching guides and opportunities for action.
This website also lists and defines key character traits for children. Click on "preview" to find a number of different resources for teachers and students.
This Web site is actually a printable character pledge form for students. The pledge declares that the signee is willing to live by and follow the six pillars of character. NOTE: Adobe Acrobat is required to view this page.
This page has a list of activities helping in building character in a classroom.
This site provides several of character education lesson plans across subject areas.
This site has free folk and fairy tales around the world that help students to learn about good characters. Note: This site includes ads.
This link will take you to an interactive lesson on responsibility. The lesson was developed specifically for fourth graders. After completing the activity, you can print a certificate for students.
Many school districts have character education programs. These sites explain what character education is. There are also lesson plans and interactive activities.
These sites focus on teaching children how to combat peer pressure. Read examples of peer pressure and help students discover ways to deal with it. Includes topics such as pressure to try drugs, alcohol, and other risky situations. An eTheme Resource on character education is referenced.

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