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About Character Education Grades 1 to 12 Boston University

The Center for Character Education at Boston University has created a character education site that is both successful and apolitical. This page offers an introduction to what character education is and is not, along with resources for further exploration. Parents and teacher alike will find the information useful as a guideline for integrating character education into other curricula and activities.
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Book of Virtues – Show Clips Grades 4 to 12 PBS

Here’s a page that offers selected vignettes from the PBS series The Book of Virtues. Each clip sets out a situation or problem and asks the viewer to decide what reaction or behavior is most virtuous in that instance.
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These would make good discussion starters for an appropriate class.


 
Character Education Curriculum Resources Grades 1 to 12 Boston University

The Center for Character Education at Boston University has created a character education site that is both successful and apolitical. This page offers a reading list, information on the Six E’s of character education, and a large collection of lesson plans and ideas that integrate character education with other subject areas.
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Teachers will want to explore the lesson themes in detail; each introduces many possibilities.


 
Indiana Clearinghouse for Citizenship and Character Education Grades 1 to 12 ERIC

This ERIC Clearinghouse is a searchable collection of resources on character education in a variety of school and community settings. Parents and educators alike may find useful information here, but the wide range of content will require some thorough examination to ensure that resources are easily adaptable to local circumstances.
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My Hero Grades 4 to 12

Here is proof that you need not be famous to be a hero. This site offers capsule biographies of hundreds of people who have made remarkable contributions to our world through their lives and activities. There are featured heroes and a large collection of biographies indexed by theme. This is a great site for students who ask, “Sure, but what can I do…?”
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Non-Profit Prophets Grades 9 to 12 SBC

Originally begun by SBC Corporation, this site offers strategies that high school students can use to help non-profit organizations in their communities meet their mission and get their message out. Though the site’s activities originally centered on creating web site for non-profits, much of the methodology also could be used to assist these organizations in other ways. Teachers and parents will find lots of ideas for developing student outreach projects here.
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Parenting Guides from the Book of Virtues Grades 4 to 12 PBS

This page offers a selection of stories and activities designed around specific virtues such as compassion, honesty, perseverence, responsibility, and integrity. Each offers the user a challenge and a decision about how to behave in a particular set of circumstances.
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Teachers may also find these resources useful.


 
Ten Tips for Raising Children of Character Grades 1 to 12 Boston University

The Center for Character Education at Boston University has created a character education site that is both successful and apolitical. This page offers parents ten simple tips that can make a marked difference in the character development of their children. The content emphasizes that character education is an ongoing process, not a one-time event.
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Teachers will also want to read this one and pass it along.


 
The Virtues Game Grades 4 to 12 PBS

Here’s a ten question quiz that will test the user’s sense of virtue on several different qualities. Answer the multiple choice questions to see how your reactions to common situations that young people encounter stack up in terms of their virtuousness. See how you did at the end of the quiz, and learn more about virtuous qualities.
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