Sandwiched in the middle of the Six Pillars, Fairness doesn’t always get to take center stage. In a fascinating article in The New York Times, Natalie Angier traces the human desire for fairness back to our evolutionary roots.
Attending the Newark Peace Summit in New Jersey earlier this month, His Holiness the Dalai Lama led a panel discussion on ethics in education.
As Manager of Humane Education at the Arizona Humane Society in Phoenix, Dr. Kris Haley uses the Six Pillars of Character to teach kids about having empathy and compassion for animals – and each other. We love hearing about new applications for CHARACTER COUNTS!, so we asked Dr. Haley a few questions.
It’s tax season, and why should grown ups have all the fun? This lesson will help students in grades 6-8 understand the different ways in which taxes are calculated and how hard it is to create a system that works well for everyone.
From a Six-Pillar perspective, this question seems like a no-brainer. Deliberately passing off another’s words as one’s own is dishonest, disrespectful, irresponsible, and unfair. But author and former college dean Stanley Fish offers a different interpretation.
May 18 is International Museum Day, and this year’s theme is social harmony. We found a super set of resources for teachers on the Museum of Tolerance website. These activities and lessons are divided into two booklets – one for elementary grades and one for middle/high-school grades.