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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.

ADHD Quiz Grades 1 to 12 Mayo Clinic

The term ADHD is increasingly ubiquitous in schools and homes, and is often misunderstood. This quiz and primer from the Mayo Clinic may prove useful to counselors, nurses, and parents in clarifying what we do and do not know about ADHD, its manifestations, and its management.

All About Eating Disorders Grades 1 to 12

This content is part of the larger Mental Health Net site. It offers detailed explanations of the origins, management, and treatment of eating disorders. The content is written at the professional level and is decidedly not for student use. This information could be useful for school guidance counselors, nurses, or teachers who suspect an eating disorder in one of their students.

All About Suicide Grades 1 to 12

This site from Mental Health Net offers basic information on suicide in adults and young people, along with a long list of resources for help and guidance. Mental Health Net also maintains an on-line listing of treatment centers.

American Indian Suicide Prevention site Grades 1 to 12


Are You There God? Grades 4 to 6 KidReach

Here’s a site that can help teachers and students begin a dialogue about puberty. Users will find online questions about the book’s storyline, as well as online questions designed for students to respond in paragraph form. The site asks the user to log on for a response from KidReach to answered questions. The puberty related questions and those regarding reading comprehension strategies can be used by teachers to promote student self awareness.

Be an Architect! Grades 4 to 8 Sanford

This site challenges students to use reasoning and decision-making skills. Kids will get creative as they follow a step-by-step process toward designing their own home. Combines concepts from social studies, geography, and art while fostering creativity. This is a detailed and well-planned site. Suitable for a wide range of ages.

Bilingual Health Information Grades 1 to 12

The information on this site was originally developed for limited literacy Spanish and English speaking patients. It offers basic health, nutrition, and lifestyles information in a context which may be suitable for either students or parents in certain specific settings. Lots of illustrations and minimal use of text help make these resources easy to use.

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.

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.

Teachers will want to explore the lesson themes in detail; each introduces many possibilities.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Information Grades 1 to 12 National Institutes of Mental Health

The National Institutes of Mental Health offers this site for both public and professional audiences. It highlights characteristics and management of several mental health conditions in children and young people. There is coverage of the relationships between environment and mental health, as well as the role and appropriateness of medication for specific disorders.

Children and Disasters Grades 1 to 12 American Red Cross

This page offers a combination of resources for children, parents, and educators helping children cope with the direct or indirect results of natural or other disasters. While much of the focus is on natural disasters, the coping skills for children are applicable in a wide range of situations.

Teachers will find several curriculum resources in the educator’s section.

Children and Grief Grades 1 to 8 American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

This page offers a synopsis of the ways in which children may react to the death of a friend or loved one. It offers brief guidance on the scope of normal reactions, suggestions on helping children remember a loved one, and tips about reactions that may indicate problems that require professional attention.

Children and Grief – How to Help Grades 1 to 12 New York University


This page offers content for both parent and professional audiences, and there is almost too much information. Try it, though for a comprehensive exploration of ways in which parents and professionals can support grieving children

Children, Stress, and Natural Disasters Grades 1 to 12 University of Illinios

While designed specifically for natural disasters, this multi-part resource for teachers should also be useful in managing responses to other disasters and events.

There are several classroom activities included as part of this unit.

Children’s Grief – Developmental Considerations Grades 1 to 12 KidSource

Here’s a brief chart showing how children respond differently to death and grief as they grow older. The chart also suggests helpful, appropriate responses that can help children through the process at different ages.

Children’s Reponses to Disasters – Parent Information Grades 1 to 12 NASP

This page is part of NASP’s disaster response section. While it was originally designed as a 9/11 resource, many of its elements could be useful in managing responses to other disaster situations. There are also links to related resources for teachers and professionals

Classroom Cooperation and Conflict Grades 1 to 12

An article from the Benton Foundation’s Connect for Kids series that offers suggestions on how cooperative learning can reduce competitiveness and encourage children to work together toward common goals.

Davidson Institute Grades 1 to 12

The Davidson Institute offers a broad range of resources for parents, teachers, and professionals working with “profoundly gifted” students – typically those with both an IQ above 150 and one or more specific talents. The site offers enrichment ideas, advanced placement strategies, and encouragement for students themselves. Though it is applicable to a very narrow range of students, this is a very rich resource.

Differentiating Instruction – ASCD Grades 1 to 12 ASCD

The American Society for Curriculum Development offers this quick guide and fact sheet on differentiating instruction. It includes articles and a FAQ listing with expert authors and respondents. Try this one for a quick introduction to the concept, or to find resources for further exploration.


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