Character Building Day by Day

Author: Anne D. Mather
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 9781575428765
Release Date: 2006-03-15
Genre: Education

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.

Character Builders

Author: Elizabeth Knowles
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 1591583705
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Education

Recommends six hundred books that encourage character traits such as responsibility, perseverance, and cooperation, and contains categorized entries that give a synopsis of each book.

E Is for Ethics

Author: Ian James Corlett
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416596691
Release Date: 2009-12-08
Genre: Philosophy

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.

Character Education Grades K 3

Author: Amanda Hall
Publisher: Carson Dellosa Publishing Company
ISBN: 0887244564
Release Date: 1998-02-01
Genre: Education

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.

Character Building for Families

Author: Lee Ann Rubsam
Publisher: Taylor & Francis US
ISBN: 0974559938
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.

20 Teachable Virtues

Author: Barbara C. Unell
Publisher: Perigee
ISBN: 0399519599
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Education

Discusses how parents can make the most of their time together with their children to teach them important lessons of virtue

Building Character with True Stories from Nature

Author: Barbara A. Lewis
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 9781575426501
Release Date: 2012-08-27
Genre: Education

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.

Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See

Author: Bill Martin, Jr.
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0805017445
Release Date: 1992-04-15
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Children see a variety of animals, each one a different color, and a teacher looking at them.

Daily Character Education Activities Grades 4 5

Author: Becky Daniel-White
Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Pub Llc
ISBN: 0887242073
Release Date: 2004-01
Genre: Education

Presents activites for fourth and fifth grade students organized by ten character traits including compassion, integrity, respect, and fairness.

What Do You Stand For for Kids

Author: Barbara A. Lewis
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 9781575421742
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Describes positive character traits such as fairness, honesty, and respect and presents ways of developing them through various activities.

Building Character

Author: Randy Traeger
Publisher: Deep River Books LLC
ISBN: 1940269326
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.

101 Drama Games and Activities

Author: David Farmer
Publisher: David Farmer
ISBN: 9781847538413
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Education

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.

The Art of Game Design

Author: Jesse Schell
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781498759564
Release Date: 2015-09-15
Genre: Computers

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.