Character Education

abcteach is a website with curriculum ideas for many areas of your daily schedule including incorporating character education. Click here for booklets, posters, word searches and units for your elementary through middle school children.

Good Character
This site is set up by grade level from elementary through High School and includes discussion questions, writing assignments and student activities. There are topics like chracter in sports, service learning ideas, life skills and the Six Pillars of character.

Stop Bullying Now!
Yes this is more a particular unit of character education but I had to mention this site. It is full of games, webisodes, fun, relatable characters and games that help kids practice what they learn, not to mention that it has great reources for teachers and lots of information about bullying.

Common Sense Media
Commom Sense Media has many of FREE resources available to teachers about a variety of topics related to social media, cyberbullying and digital literacy and netiquette. This is definitely one to check out to "empower" children to make good choices when using digital media.

Character Counts
This site is set up by age level and area of character (ex. trustworthiness) and includes various ideas of how you can achieve these character traits with your kids.

Heroes for US
Looking for a way to bring real heroes into your classroom? Visit the site of Dr. Dennis Denenberg, educator, author and speaker on the topic of real life heroes, for ways to teach about the hero that doesn't fly around with a cape. Lots of GREAT ideas, articles and **resources** . Try the songs!

My Hero
This site is a place where your own students can create a webpage about their personal hero. It gives step-by-step instructions (that are also available for printing) for creating a web page. Imagine what a great culmination this would be to your study of heroes!

Ripple Kindness Curriculum
"The Ripple Kindness Project for Schools is an on-going, flexible, social and emotional curriculum for the whole school, with lessons that teach children about feelings and provides opportunities to experience and share kindness." There are stories and videos of kindness in action as well as printables for your classroom. You can sign up to be a Ripple Kindness School for even more resources.

Five Minute Film Festival for Kindness and Empathy
This five-minute film festival is a series of 10 videos for kindness, empathy and connection from Amy Erin Boroway (aka Video Amy).