Learn how to seamlessly integrate curriculum with character education. Our unique kits feature all-new standards-based lesson plans, games, follow-up activities, reproducible handouts, and a comprehensive teacher’s guide. Here’s a quick guided tour:
Standards-Based Lesson Plans
Each of the five age-appropriate modules contains seven complete lesson-plan outlines (one for each of the Six Pillars of Character and one on ethical decision making). The five modules are customized for age groups 4-6, 6-9, 9-11, 11-13, and teens. For younger students, lessons involve play and physical activities. For older students, the emphasis is on writing, discussion, role playing, problem-solving, and team-building. Ideal for school use or youth-group activities. Designed to be used by educators and teen mentors alike.
All of our lesson plans contain standards-alignment information in key curriculum categories derived from McREL’s Content Knowledge: A Compendium of Standards and Benchmarks for K-12 Education
(www.mcrel.org/standards-benchmarks). Standards language is referenced to a searchable database linked to state standards.
More than 50 follow-up activities and lesson ideas are provided to help expand the content core in each kit.
Included in every kit is a CD of materials including rubrics, charts, and handouts for easy reproduction to use over and over.
Character Match Card Game
Each module comes with a game. Age groups 4-6 and 6-9 get Character Match, an exciting and challenging card-memorization game with animals, people, and symbols relating to the Six Pillars of Character.
The Golden Pillars Board Game
Age groups 9-11, 11-13, and teens vie to see who exemplifies the best ethical values in this glitzy awards show patterned after the Oscars and the Golden Globes. Along the way, the players will appear on a talk show, get fitted for a designer outfit, take a limo, and walk down the red carpet. Who will tally the most overall ballots and take home the coveted Best Character Award?
Whether you’re a seasoned professional, new teacher, or teen mentor, this in-depth manual will help you expand your understanding with comprehensive research and best practices for character education and an overview of CHARACTER COUNTS!. The guide includes teaching strategies, classroom-management advice, knowledge construction, and rubrics for peer assessment.
Note: Connect With Character modules are not returnable. If you are unsure about ordering this product, please review the free sample at the top of this page.