John Green Parent Faculty Club


Character Education - In Class Reference

Helpful URLs

Suggested or Sample Character Education Curriculum and Lessons

  • Positive Attitude

  • 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 -
  7. - appreciating yourself
  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:

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

  • Respect

  • Teamwork and Cooperation
  1. Cooperation lesson
  2. Soul Shoppe Cooperation Lesson:  URL; PDF
  3. EBS Lets Cooperate

  • Buddies not Bullies and Conflict Resolution
  1. Bully Lesson outline/rough guide
  2. Radix Elementary School - Bully Prevention

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