James Traub - Hyde School: The Moral Imperative
http://educationnext.org/the-moral-imperative/

16 Habits of Mind
http://www.chsvt.org/wdp/Habits_of_Mind.pdf

Character Education


Character Counts! - The Six Pillars of Character
http://www.charactercounts.org/defsix.htm

Maine Character Education Web Site
http://www.state.me.us/education/cep/

Character Counts! National Homepage
http://www.charactercounts.org/

Josephson Instutute of Ethics - Resources: Making Ethical Decisions - 6 Pillars
http://www.josephsoninstitute.org/MED/MED-2sixpillars.htm

Character Education
http://webtech.kennesaw.edu/jcheek3/chared.htm

Character Education - Free Resources
http://www.goodcharacter.com/

A ToolBox of Ideas for Helping Elementary Students
http://www.louisiana4h.org/ccounts/toolboxelem.html

Character, Citizenship and 911 Web Resources
http://www.state.me.us/education/cep/characte&ctizenshipwebresourcesr.htm

Online Resources - Character education - California
http://www.cde.ca.gov/character/resources.html

Character Education Lesson Plans
http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/nccep/lp/

Character Education Resources
http://www.uen.org/utahlink/activities/view_activity.cgi?activity_id=5399

Perseverance Resources


Perseverance: Web Sites for Students
http://web.utk.edu/~arox/kidsperserv.html

Evergreen Elementary - Perseverance - Character Trait of the Month
http://www.mead.k12.wa.us/EVER/Perseverance.htm

Perseverance at Maquoketa
http://www.maquoketa.k12.ia.us/Briggs/character/perseverance.html

Perseverance - Holes Webquest
http://www.plc.vic.edu.au/Library/holes/holesweb.htm

Art Activities and Lesson Plans for Exploring Perseverance
http://humanityquest.com/topic/art_activities/index.asp?theme1=perseverance

Education World: Beyond Columbus: Teaching the Lessons of 1492
http://www.education-world.com/a_curr/curr167.shtml

How to Develop Perseverance
http://www.frostig.org/LDsuccess/guide/how_can/perseverance.html

Megaskills - Perseverance Activities
http://www.megaskillshsi.org/perseverance.htm

Where Did Columbus Discover - A Webquest
http://www.berksiu.k12.pa.us/webquest/Herpel/

Columbus Day at Kids Domain
http://www.kidsdomain.com/holiday/columbusday.html

Discover Columbus!
http://www.geocities.com/ljacoby_2000/columbus.html

Blackwell's Best: Columbus Day
http://exit3.i-55.com/~vickib/columbus.html


Character Description Resources

Outcome: Students will write personal narratives and fictional stories - Character Description

Character Chart
http://www.eclectics.com/articles/character.html

How to Create a Character
http://hollylisle.com/fm/Articles/wc2-2.html

Creating Characters Unit
http://www.byu.edu/tma/arts-ed/units/cd5unit.htm

ARTSEDGE: Fiction, Creating Characters
http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/content/2233/

KET Arts Toolkit: Creating Characters: Movement & Voice
http://www.ket.org/artstoolkit/drama/ideafile/104.htm
http://www.ket.org/artstoolkit/drama/ideafile/103.htm

Writing a Character Description in Language Arts
http://www.lessonplanspage.com/LAWritingACharacterDescription35.htm

CharacterTraits Language Arts Lesson Plan
http://www.lessonplanspage.com/LARead-AnalyzeIdentifyCharacterTraits45.htm

Character Traits Reference
http://www.teachervision.fen.com/lesson-plans/lesson-2669.html?for_printing=1

Character Traits
http://www.geocities.com/fifth_grade_tpes/character_traits.html

Inferring Character Traits
http://www.col-ed.org/cur/lang/lang39.txt

What a Character - Description of a Character
http://english.unitecnology.ac.nz/resources/units/create_char/description.html

Respect Resources


A Quest for Respect with the Grouchy Ladybug
http://www.yorkville.k12.il.us/webquests/webqfrey/webqsfrey.html

Welcome the Grouchy Ladybug
http://www.vickiblackwell.com/lit/ladybug.html

Helen's Character Education Internet Resources: Respect
http://www.angelfire.com/ga/hatkins/1Respect.html

All About Respect
http://allaboutrespect.net/

CES National Web: Tone of Decency & Respect
http://www.essentialschools.org/cs/resources/query/q/918?x-r=runnew

Respect Teaching Guide
http://www.goodcharacter.com/pp/respect.html

Teaching Guide: Bullying
http://www.goodcharacter.com/GROARK/Bullying.html

Teaching Guide: Listening to Others
http://www.goodcharacter.com/GROARK/Listening.html

Education World: Special Theme: Bullying
http://www.education-world.com/a_special/bully_2000.shtml

Don't Laugh at Me Project
http://www.dontlaugh.org/curricula/

Courage Resources


Kids with Courage @ Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0915793393/104-8130141-7339125?v=glance

The Colors of Courage
http://home.att.net/~RWfreebird/

NNCC Fear and Courage
http://www.nncc.org/Guidance/dc16_fear.courage.html

Teaching Guide: Courage for Grades 7 - 12
http://www.goodcharacter.com/ISOC/Courage.html

Courage Quotes
http://www.wisdomquotes.com/cat_courage.html

Courage: Children in Crisis Stories
http://www.healingstory.org/crisis/crisis.html

We Remember Anne Frank - Stories in Courage
http://teacher.scholastic.com/frank/courage.htm

Helen Keller
http://www.afb.org/info_documents.asp?collectionid=1

Courage Lessons for Middle School
http://mis.spps.org/counselors/m_courage.html

Courageous Kids
http://zuzu.org/courage.html

West Paris Students on Courage
http://www.gray.sad17.k12.me.us/couragepub.htm

Courage: Websites for Teachers
http://web.utk.edu/~arox/teacherscourage.html

Courage: Websites for Students
http://web.utk.edu/~arox/kidscourage.html

Humility Resources


A Collection of Quotations on the Virtue of Humility
http://www.thevirtues.org/site/12-Humility.html

Humility - Values Education for Children
http://www.livingvalues.net/values/humility.htm

Humility - Ages 3 - 7
http://www.livingvalues.net/values/humility_ages3-7.htm

Humility - Ages 8 - 14
http://www.livingvalues.net/values/humility_ages8-14.htm

Humility - Young Adults
http://www.livingvalues.net/values/humility_young_adults.htm

Instilling Humility in Children
http://www.aish.com/family/mensch/Instilling_Humility_in_Children.asp

Character - Compassion


Character Education - Caring
http://web.dps.k12.va.us/dps/CharEd/5ECaring.htm

Values: Compassion in Kids
http://islamic-world.net/mnoc/Kidindex.htm

Character Education - Compassion
http://www.lgusd.k12.ca.us/compassion.html
http://www.goodcharacter.com/Opportunities.html

Tips for Teaching Kids Compassion
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art9676.asp

Character Education Resources - Compassion Books
http://www.jlt.com/character_education.asp

Teaching Ideas: Compassion
http://www.ncpublicschools.org/nccep/lp/lp99v.html

Goodcharacter.com - Caring Ideas
http://www.goodcharacter.com/pp/caring.html

The Virtues - Quotations on Compassion
http://www.thevirtues.org/site/10-Compassion.html

Living Values - Love - Ages 3-7 Ideas
http://www.livingvalues.net/values/love_ages3-7.htm

Living Values - Love - Ages 4-14 Ideas
http://www.livingvalues.net/values/love_ages8-14.htm

Caring: Web Sites for Students
http://web.utk.edu/~arox/kidscaring.html

Caring: Web Sites for Teachers
http://web.utk.edu/~arox/teacherscaring.html

Compassion Activities
http://www.usoe.k12.ut.us/curr/char_ed/pubs/icare/comp.html

Compassion Quotes
http://www.wisdomquotes.com/cat_compassion.html

Androcles & the Lion
http://www.krackerjacktheatre.com/androcles.htm
http://www.sgbox.com/aesopfables17.html
http://www.yankeeweb.com/storytime/fables/androcles.html

Character - Fairness Resources


Fairness Teaching Guide
Elementary School
http://www.goodcharacter.com/pp/fairness.html
Middle School
http://www.goodcharacter.com/ISOC/Fairness.html
High School
http://www.goodcharacter.com/ISOC/Fairness.html

Characterworks: Fairness for K-5th Grade Students
http://characterworks.com/elementarypages/fairness.html

Characterworks: Fairness for 6th - 12th Grade Students
http://characterworks.com/secondary.html#anchor444629

Fairness Theme in Books
http://collaboratory.nunet.net/nssd112/oakterrace/imc/Fairness.html

Fairness Lesson Standard
http://web.dps.k12.va.us/dps/CharEd/4EFairness.htm

Exercising Character: Fairness
http://216.239.39.104/search?q=cache:hlz6NHXIuZUJ:www.charactercounts.org/pdf/Exercising-Character/Exer-Char_06-09-fairness.pdf+character+fairness&hl=en&lr=lang_en&ie=UTF-8

Justice for Kids & Youth
http://www.usdoj.gov/kidspage/

Thoughts on Fairness
http://sierracanyon.com/school/character/fairness.htm

Character - Honesty Resources



LGUSD Character Education - Honesty
http://www.lgusd.k12.ca.us/honesty.html

Living Values Education - Honesty
http://www.livingvalues.net/values/honesty_focus.htm

Honesty - SVUSD Character Education
http://www.svusd.k12.ca.us/resources/character/Honesty.htm

Character Education - Honesty - Grades 7 - 12
http://www.goodcharacter.com/ISOC/Honesty.html

Character Education: Honesty
http://www.maquoketa.k12.ia.us/Briggs/character/honesty.html

Character - Responsibility Resources


Goodcharacter.com - Responsibility (Elementary)
http://www.goodcharacter.com/YCC/BeingResponsible.html

Goodcharacter.com - Responsibility (K-12)
http://www.goodcharacter.com/ISOC/Responsibility.html

Parenting: Teaching Responsibility to Preteens, Teens
http://216.239.41.104/search?q=cache:igMUWfT_GdIJ:www.extension.iastate.edu/Publications/PM1547G.pdf+teaching+ideas+responsibility&hl=en&ie=UTF-8

Responsibility Quotations
http://www.dailycelebrations.com/responsibility.htm

Books Useful for Teaching Responsibility
http://www.monet.k12.ca.us/tuolumne/responsibility.htm

Integrity Resources


Integrity Activities
http://www.lee.k12.fl.us/dept/curr/ce/integrity/00/integritybdy.htm#Activities:

Leading Thoughts - Quotes on Integrity
http://www.leadershipnow.com/integrityquotes.html

Integrity - Middle School
http://www.goodcharacter.com/ISOC/Integrity.html

Doing the Right Thing
http://www.goodcharacter.com/YCC/DoingRight.html

Being Responsible for K - 5 @ A to Z Teacher Stuff
http://atozteacherstuff.com/go/jump2.cgi?ID=733

Helen's Index of Character Education Internet Resources - Integrity
http://www.angelfire.com/ga/hatkins/7Integri.html