Author: Anne D. Mather
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
Release Date: 2006-03-15
In elementary schools across the country, teachers are expected to provide at least five minutes of character education each day. This book makes it easy to meet that requirement in a meaningful way. It includes 180 character vignettes—five for each of the 36 weeks in the school year—grouped by trait. Each features kids in real-life situations making decisions that reflect their character. Each is short enough to be read aloud; all can be used as starting points for discussion, to support an existing character education program, or as the basis for an independent program. An excellent tool for the classroom or the character-conscious home.
Author: Ian James Corlett
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2009-12-08
Now in paperback, E Is for Ethics—an indispensable parenting tool to help instill a sense of morality and fair play in young children. At one time, schools in America offered instructions on character development and ethics. Today that’s no longer the case, and many parents often feel at a loss over the seemingly daunting task of teaching their children to be good, moral citizens. Astonishingly, there has never been a book meant for parents to read with their children with the goal of teaching basic morals—until E Is for Ethics. Corlett’s twenty-six simple, clear, fun and original stories have been carefully crafted for parents to read to their child, aged four to ten. Each insightful story features one of two children, Elliott or his sister Lucy, centering on a different positive ethic, such as tact, empathy, and understanding. At the end of each story there are several questions that will help children and parents discuss the implications of each tale. R. A. Holt’s charming illustrations add to the fun. Boasting years of children’s television experience, a seasoned knowledge of how children and parents interact, and a knack for lively storytelling, Corlett offers an inventive, whimsical book to help parents navigate important issues of ethics and morality that all kids are sure to enjoy as they learn.
Author: Amanda Hall
Publisher: Carson Dellosa Publishing Company
Release Date: 1998-02-01
This encouraging book covers the character traits of citizenship, compassion, fairness, honesty, integrity, perseverance, responsibility, respect, self-discipline and trustworthiness. It includes curriculum-based activities, art projects, patterns, worksheets, and much more to helps students develop a strong foundation for lifelong character.
Author: Lee Ann Rubsam
Publisher: Taylor & Francis US
Release Date: 2004-10-01
Topical Bible/character study for the Christian family. Suitable for family devotions, or character/Bible curriculum in the home school setting. Topics include: Stewardship, Teachableness, Mercy, Patience, Desire for Jesus.
Author: Barbara A. Lewis
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
Release Date: 2012-08-27
This flexible resource combines character education with analogies to powerful stories from nature. The heart of each of the book’s 25 lessons is an engaging story, written to kids, describing a particular animal or plant and its distinctive qualities. Busy classroom teachers will like this book’s accessibility and flexibility. Kids can read a story individually or in groups, or follow along as the teacher reads it aloud. Accompanying each story, teachers will find several activities—most of them quick, easy, and requiring few supplies—that further investigate animals or plants and the connections between their qualities and human behaviors. Every lesson examines several main character traits, providing starting points and sample questions for discussing and exploring analogies between events in nature and human acts of character. Features include a chart cross-referencing lessons to specific character traits and a list of further resources. Digital content contains more than 75 reproducible forms, a complete bonus lesson, and a color photograph of each animal and plant.
Author: Randy Traeger
Publisher: Deep River Books LLC
Release Date: 2014-12-04
Genre: Family & Relationships
What mother doesn't want her son to be respectful? What father doesn't want his daughter to be chaste? While Americans might disagree about a lot of things, it seems we are united by a basic set of socially objective virtues that transcends religious and political differences. We can and should use this common ground to help us reconstruct and solidify our moral foundations. Never before have our young people been fed from such a garbage can of media content: vulgarity, violence, drug and alcohol use, and sexual promiscuity. It's no wonder so many of us are sick. To obtain emotional, social, and spiritual health, we need a model for life that is based on virtue. Building Character One Virtue at a Time contains a treasure trove of inspiring quotes, stories, and essays about 52 unique virtues. Readers will begin to form a more virtuous self image as they identify who they truly are, where they belong, and where they need to go in order to be contributing members of our society and to live fulfilled lives.
Author: David Farmer
Publisher: David Farmer
Release Date: 2007
Gain access to a personal collection of 101 highly effective drama games and activities suitable for children or adults. Sections include improvisation, mime, ice-breakers, group dynamics, rehearsal, story-telling, voice and warm-ups.
Good game design happens when you view your game from as many perspectives as possible. Written by one of the world's top game designers, The Art of Game Design presents 100+ sets of questions, or different lenses, for viewing a game’s design, encompassing diverse fields such as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, puzzle design, and anthropology. This Second Edition of a Game Developer Front Line Award winner: Describes the deepest and most fundamental principles of game design Demonstrates how tactics used in board, card, and athletic games also work in top-quality video games Contains valuable insight from Jesse Schell, the former chair of the International Game Developers Association and award-winning designer of Disney online games The Art of Game Design, Second Edition gives readers useful perspectives on how to make better game designs faster. It provides practical instruction on creating world-class games that will be played again and again.