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Character Education - In Class Reference

Character Education Helpful URLs

Suggested or Sample Character Education Curriculum and Lessons

  • Positive Attitude
  1. http://soulshoppe.com/downloads/09/PA_IntroLessons08-09.pdf


  • Self Confidence, Self Respect, Self Esteem
  1. Notes/Lesson plan (positive attitude and positive self-image lessons were combined with the self confidence, self-respect, self-esteem class due to time constraints.  But this is better split into 2 class lessons).
  2. Trash vs. Recycling Lesson
  3. Example of trash vs. recycle thoughts to use in activity
  4. Boosting Self Confidence
  5. Self-esteem activities article
  6. How to build self-esteem - goodcharacter.com
  7. Goodcharacter.com - appreciating yourself
  8. http://www.nasponline.org/communications/spawareness/selfesteem_ho.pdf
  9. http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plan/stand-tall-molly-lou-melon-lesson-plan
  10. Stand Tall reading video



  • Kindness
  1. Suggested Class Outline and Links
  2. Sample acrostic poem and graphic organizer:  Mrs Jakubowicz's 3rd Grade Class
  3. Additional URL Links:  
http://www.howtobekind.info/http://www.character.org/lessons/lesson-plans/elementary/apollo-beach-elementary-school/


  • Empathy
  1. Suggested Class Outline
  2. Kids Healthy - Empathy
  3. Shoe images (zip file)


  • Respect
  1. http://soulshoppe.com/downloads/08/RespectIntroLessons08-09.pdf




  • Teamwork and Cooperation
  1. Cooperation lesson
  2. Soul Shoppe Cooperation Lesson:  URL; PDF
  3. EBS Lets Cooperate
  4. http://ebscripps.wix.com/character-ed#!__lp-cooperation



  • Buddies not Bullies and Conflict Resolution
  1. Bully Lesson outline/rough guide
  2. Radix Elementary School - Bully Prevention
  3. http://www.character.org/uploads/PDFs/NSOC/2007_NSOC_Winner/Radix_Lesson_1_Worksheet.pdf
  4. Educationalworld.com
  5. http://www.goodcharacter.com/GROARK/Bullying.html
  6. http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/friends/bullies/index.html
  7. https://www.character.org/lessons/lesson-plans/elementary/radix-elementary-school
  8. http://www.nea.org/tools/lessons/teaching-students-to-prevent-bullying.html
  9. http://www.internet4classrooms.com/character_ed.htm

Book List

1. One by Kathryn Otoshi (standing up for others, bullying)
2.  Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed by Emily Pearson (one person can make a difference; spreading acts of kindness)
3.  Stand in My Shoes:  Kids Learning About Empathy by Bob Sornson  (empathy) 
4.  The Juice Box Bully by Bob Sornson (standing up for others) 
5.  A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue by Julia Cook (the difference between soliciting necessary help from adults vs. "tattling") - This one is probably too young for 4th-5th.
6.  The Potato Chip Champ by Maria Desmondy (kindness/caring)
7.  The Brand New Kid by Katie Couric (including others who are new/different; empathy)
8.  The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes by Mark Pett (everyone makes mistakes; nobody's perfect, etc.)
9.  The Empty Pot by Demi (honesty; trustworthiness)
10.  If Everybody Did by Jo Ann Stover (responsibility; cause and effect)
11.  The Wump World by Bill Peet (environmental responsibility)
12.  Making Friends is An Art by Julia Cook and The Crayon Box That Talked by Shane Derolf  - (making new friends; celebrating diversity) - These are especially good for K-2;  Kids can make text-to-text connections between the two books.
13.  Unique Monique
14.  Mary Lou Mellon