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ALEX Lesson Plans


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Subject: Arts Education (K), or Character Education (K - 12), or Counseling and Guidance (K - 12), or Mathematics (K)
Title: Movin' With My Maraca!
Description: In this lesson, students will explore the art of movement while also learning how to imitate a steady beat using a self made maraca. This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.


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Subject: Character Education (K - 12), or English Language Arts (1), or Mathematics (K - 1), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: "Shape Up or Ship Out"
Description: In this activity, students will identify shapes that architects use to build houses. Students will then explore these shapes by building a model "dream" home.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMS-U Project.


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Subject: Character Education (K - 12), or Mathematics (K - 2), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: Searching Solid Shapes
Description: Students will identify solid shapes and work in groups to search for solid shapes (sphere, cylinder, cube, and cone) that have been hidden on the playground. They will create a photostory about their shape to be displayed on the class's webpage.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMS-U Project.


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Subject: Character Education (K - 12), or Mathematics (1 - 2), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: "Fantastic Fractions"
Description: The students will use sugar-free Gummy bears to identify fractional parts of the whole.  The students will create a graph using the information obtain.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMS-U Project.


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Subject: Character Education (K - 12), or English Language Arts (K), or Science (1), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes"
Description: Students will have the opportunity to learn names of many parts of the human body and how they helps the body function healthy.  Students will put a skeleton together to create a full human body.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMS-U Project.


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Subject: Character Education (K - 12), or English Language Arts (1), or Science (1), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: How Fast Can You Go?
Description: Students will experience force and speed by constructing model cars in cooperative groups.  The students will explore ways to move their cars at different speeds.  Each group will do a PhotoStory describing their cars.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMS-U Project.


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Subject: Character Education (K - 12), or English Language Arts (9 - 10), or Science (9 - 12), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: Environmental Issues Scrapbook and Podcast
Description: Over the duration of a semester students will collect newspaper and magazine articles related to environmental issues. Students will compose a scrapbook of articles. Students will choose two topics to record and share with the class.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.


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Subject: Character Education (K - 12), or English Language Arts (2), or Science (2), or Social Studies (1), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: The Five Senses- How They Relate to Our World
Description: This lesson will demonstrate and incorporate the use of the five senses. Through hands-on and exploratory experiences, students will gain an understanding of the importance of the five senses. Students will also gain an awareness of the limitations for those who do not have use of all of their senses. This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.


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Subject: Character Education (K - 12), or Mathematics (9 - 12)
Title: Systems on a Mission
Description: Students will solve systems of equations using 4 different methods. These methods include substitution, elimination by multiplication, elimination by addition or subtraction and graphing. Students will gain knowledge on how to use one method to solve a system of equations and another method to check their solution. This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.


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Subject: Character Education (K - 12), or English Language Arts (K), or Mathematics (K - 4)
Title: Twisted Tangrams
Description: In this lesson students will use a hands-on approach to problem solving. They will construct and manipulate tangrams to recreate animals from a story. This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.


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Subject: Character Education (K - 12)
Title: "Reach for the Stars, Not Drugs"
Description: This door decoration provides several learning objectives for middle school students during "Red Ribbon Week." A door is covered with paper, the week's theme is written on the door, and miniature candy is attached with hot glue to "tempt" students.


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Subject: Character Education (K - 12), or English Language Arts (3 - 4), or Technology Education (K - 5)
Title: Stop The Bullying
Description: During this lesson, students start to recognize the different types of bullying, causes, and ways of dealing with it. Through literature and the Internet, students learn how to handle bullying. Students will develop presentations to teach other how to handle bullying.


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Subject: Character Education (K - 12), or English Language Arts (6), or Social Studies (6), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: What Makes a Good or Bad Leader?
Description: After deciding on the criteria of a good leader, students research either a good or bad leader, create a class presentation of that person which focuses on his/her impact on history. Students then write and perform a three to four minute skit to illustrate the leader's impact on American life.


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Subject: Character Education (K - 12), or English Language Arts (8), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: Everyday Heroes
Description: Following a unit on Greek mythology and mythological heroes, students design and maintain a website that features everyday heroes. Students submit candidates based on their everyday encounters with people in the community.


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Subject: Character Education (K - 12), or English Language Arts (4 - 5), or Technology Education (3 - 8)
Title: Lou Gehrig and Character Education
Description: After reading book or short story about Lou Gehrig, students conduct online research to learn more about him. Using the material they gather about his life and character, students create a flyer/poster. Students then participate in a virtual field trip from the Baseball Hall of Fame entitled "Lou Gehrig: The Iron Horse."


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Subject: Character Education (K - 12), or English Language Arts (K), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: It's Great to be ME!
Description: This lesson addresses the similarities and differences among people. Incorporating the literature of Eric Carle and a virtual field trip focusing on healthy habits and the five senses, students will have a greater sense of their connection to each other.


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Subject: Character Education (K - 12), or English Language Arts (4), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Leaders of Our School
Description: During the first weeks of school, students will be introduced to the administration and faculty within the school. Students will conduct an interview to determine the role of each individual in creating and maintaining a thriving learning environment. Using a digital camera and presentation software, students will record each interview, along with a digital photograph, of the school leader. Students will present the slideshow presentation during Open House. From this lesson, students will better comprehend the importance of the leadership and teamwork within our school.


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Subject: Character Education (K - 12), or Mathematics (K - 2)
Title: What's in a Name: Graphing Lesson
Description: During this lesson, students will learn to graph information. After reading, Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes, students will discuss the length of their names. Students will learn to graph their names and compare their names to others.


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Subject: Arts Education (6 - 8), or Character Education (K - 12), or English Language Arts (6), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: This Business Called Learning: Advertising
Description: After analyzing the techniques of propaganda in commercial advertising, students work in cooperative "business" groups to create an advertising campaign for a new product called Giggle Gum. Campaigns include a press release, slideshow presentation, print ad, and radio commercial.


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Subject: Character Education (K - 12), or English Language Arts (8)
Title: "Flowers for Algernon" by Daniel Keyes
Description: By linking the experiences of the character Charlie Gordon to other characters and to themselves, students demonstrate through class discussion and journal writing their understanding and interpretation of the short story "Flowers for Algernon" by Daniel Keyes.


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Subject: Character Education (K - 12), or English Language Arts (1 - 3), or Mathematics (K - 2), or Technology Education (K - 5)
Title: It's Your Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
Description: This lesson plan is intended to be used during the month of March when the class is preparing to celebrate Dr. Seuss Day. After listening to and reading different stories by Dr. Seuss, the students have opportunities to compare and contrast story elements through critical thinking and Venn diagrams.


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Subject: Character Education (K - 12), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Bullying
Description: Students sometimes find themselves in situations where they are uncomfortable and uncertain in relating to difficult peers. This lesson is designed to equip students with information they need not only to identify bullies, but to develop strategies to combat them.


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Subject: Character Education (K - 12)
Title: Let's Be Friends
Description: Buddies, pals, amigos - whatever you call them, friends are an important part of life. These beginning-of-the-year unit activities will give kindergarten students an opportunity to consider what friendship is all about.


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Subject: Character Education (K - 12), or English Language Arts (3), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Learning about Cinquains
Description: After reading/hearing Junie B. First Grader Cheater Pants by Barbara Park and discussing the concept of cheating, following directions, and poetry, students write cinquains and publish a class booklet.


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Subject: Character Education (K - 12), or English Language Arts (6), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: A Hero by Any Other Name. . .
Description: In conjunction with a study of literary or national heroes or in recognition of 9/11 week, students select a hero from among their family and friends, gather information about him/her, and prepare a multimedia presentation of their research.


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Subject: Character Education (K - 12), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: Computer Lab Rules and Technology Ethics
Description: Middle school students create presentations or newsletters to demonstrate appropriate behavior while using the computer lab, copyright laws concerning the use of Internet images and web sites, and Internet safety.


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Subject: Character Education (K - 12), or English Language Arts (4), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Character Education - Respect for Self, Property, Others and The Environment
Description: This lesson will be implemented as part of a character education unit on respect for self, property, others and the environment, an essential quality of good character. Students will apply research skills, open-ended discussions, keyboarding skills, digital photography, and cooperative learning experiences to investigate and internalize the meaning of respect. This lesson will also aid students in understanding how respect is viewed in other cultures.


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Subject: Character Education (K - 12), or English Language Arts (4), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Character Education - "Respect"
Description: This lesson will be implemented as part of a character education unit on integrity. Students will apply research skills, open-ended discussions, and cooperative learning experiences to investigate the meaning of "respect." Practicing good manners means showing respect for yourself, for others, for property, and for the world at large. Many of these basic courtesies are automatically included when the “Golden Rule” (Do unto others as you would have them do unto you) is the rule of thumb. Giving respect to others and having respect for oneself is an integral part of developing good character.


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Subject: Character Education (K - 12), or English Language Arts (7), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: Examining the Lives of Black Alabamians: Do You Have What It Takes to Make a Difference?
Description: Students compare and contrast their lives and character traits with those of famous black Alabamians. Students use technology to conduct research and write an expository essay.


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Subject: Character Education (K - 12), or Social Studies (K - 1)
Title: Martin Luther King, Jr. for Early Elementary
Description: This lesson is an adaptation of a lesson in Character Education Made Easy. It helps early elementary students (especially kindergartners) learn about the influence of Martin Luther King, Jr., why he is remembered, and the problems he worked to change.


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Subject: Character Education (K - 12), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: Respect
Description: During this lesson students will learn about being respectful. Through different stories, graphic organizers, and acting, students will gain a true understanding of respect. Students will demonstrate what they have learned by creating flyers to display around the school. Students will also have an opportunity to help create a multimedia presentation to illustrate being respectful.


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Subject: Character Education (K - 12)
Title: Friendship is Fun!
Description: Students will explore the concept of friendship in order to promote class unity. Some of the areas to be included are characteristics of friends, differences of individuals, and examples of ways to be a good friend. The class will complete several technology-based projects based on friendship. The culminating activity for the unit is an activity involving parents.


Thinkfinity Lesson Plans


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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Book Report Alternative: Creating Careers for Characters     
Description: Students select a job listing for a character in a book they have read, then create a resume and application letter for that character.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 6,7,8



ALEX Learning Assets


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Title: Stop Cyberbullying
Digital Tool: On-line Interactive Website
Digital Tool Description: Infinity Interactive Learning Lab provides a interactive training site for teaching them how to prevent cyber bullying to students. Students watch a video and apply the concepts they have learned.


ALEX Podcasts


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Bullying (720p)
Overview:
Students act out scene that could take place in any school in America. Their description of bullying in society today was researched by way of the Internet and through interviews .


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Bully Proof Song
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In this music video, students provide information on bullying and ways to cope with bullying. Personal anecdotes are included in the video. In these, students discuss why students bully and how bullying makes them feel. Bully Proof was written by a group of 8th grade students that have been bullied and are now advocates for those who are bullied. The song was inspired by the music and lyrics of BulletProof by LaRoux.


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Stop Bullying Now!
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With pictures and student testimonials, students encourage others to stop bullying.


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The Bully Bunch: Types of Bullying (Episode #1)
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In this first episode of the animated The Bully Bunch series, Alex and Lexi talk about the four types of bullying: physical, verbal, social, and cyber. A brief description of each type is given. Following the explanation, a short quiz is given by the animated counselor and Bully Bunch sponsor, Mrs. Powell. (This series is designed to educate middle and high school students about bullying in an informal and entertaining way.)


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Winning the War Against Bullying: It Begins with Administrators and Faculty
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Winning the War Against Bullying: It Begins with Administrators and Faculty is a podcast that introduces an initiative to help administrators as they decrease the number of disciplinary incidents related to bullying. A student's perspective toward bullying sets the tone as the podcast begins. Dr. Jackie Hester narrates during the podcast and gives strategic tips for administrators. A fictional classroom drama depicts a potential scenario if bullying is not addressed.


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A book review on Evermore by Alyson Noel
Overview:
Alyson Noel’s Evermore will keep you interested to the very end. Noel’s writing flows beautifully throughout the novel. She creates characters that are in very unrealistic situations yet have very real personalities. The main character, Ever, has psychic powers. Noel builds up these powers throughout the book. Noel manages to get them to make sense and stick to their own logic throughout the book. Ever’s powers make her both a strong character, but also a vulnerable one. Throughout Evermore, Alyson Noel keeps the reader’s full attention with beautiful writing and complex, interesting characters.


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A book review on The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
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This book review is on The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini and is believed to be one of the best books ever written.  It gives the reader a different point of view of the war in Afghanistan and how things have changed since the war.  Also, the storyline is so intriguing and mystifying, you can’t help but get attached to the characters.  The book is recommended to anyone looking for an unforgettable story that will take them through a journey of love, hate, and forgiveness.


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Philosophy for Kids
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Philosophy is the study of wisdom.  Philosophers like Confucius and John Locke taught many ideas that we currently call "character education".  This podcast explores the ideas of character and wisdom through pictures of school events.  The podcast is designed to be paused after each quote to allow for class discussion. 


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How Would You Feel? A Public Service Announcement about Bullying
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There are three types of students in American schools today; bullies, victims, and bystanders. Each type of student is uniquely affected by the violence and cruelty perpetrated by bullies on their helpless victims. In this video podcast, students share the characteristics of both bullies and victims and explore ways in which all students can help stop the abuse. The theme of the video podcast is "How Would You Feel", and is designed to evoke an emotional appeal that will hopefully help all three types of students break free from the cycle of violence that is so prevalent in middle schools and high schools. The podcast ends with ways that students can help stop bullying.


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Bullying vs The Golden Rule
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"Bullying vrs The Golden Rule" gives examples of making positive choices and how your choices effect others, either positively or negatively .  The Stars show and discuss character traits that will help you follow the golden rule and NOT be a bully.


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Rockin' into Responsibility
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Using the word "Rockin'" as an acrostic, this podcast lists tips for being responsible.  Brief explanations are given for each tip, complete with pictures to illustrate and music.  Students are encouraged to follow these tips to begin "Rockin' into Responsibility. 


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Superchamp: A Superhero of Character
Overview:
Superchamp is a superhero that teaches students about good character traits.


Web Resources


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Good Character
http://www.goodchara...
This site includes teaching guides with discussion questions, writing assignments, and student activities for character education for elementary, middle, and high school students.

Lesson Plans


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Taking Perspectives on Cyberbullying
http://www.commonsen...
This Common Sense Media lesson includes step-by-step instructions for teachers as they guide students through activities and discussion questions. Students begin by watching a video clip from the TV show Friday Night Lights, in which a teen girl creates a hate website about another girl. Students take the perspective of different characters and brainstorm alternative decisions each character could have made. Finally, students discuss what actions they can take when they encounter online cruelty in their own lives.

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Cyberbullying: Crossing the Line (6-8)
http://www.commonsen...
This Common Sense Media lesson includes step-by-step instructions for teachers as they guide students through activities and discussion questions. Students watch the documentary-style video “Stacey’s Story – When Rumors Escalate,” in which a girl reflects on what it was like to be the target of cyberbullying. Students will analyze online bullying behaviors that “cross the line,” describe the various ways that students can be cyberbullied, adopt the point of view of teens who have been cyberbullied, and offer solutions.

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Cyberbullying: Be Upstanding (6-8)
http://www.commonsen...
This Common Sense Media lesson includes step-by-step instructions for teachers as they guide students through activities and discussion questions. Students reflect on what it means to be brave and to stand up for others. They fill out the "Why Care? Student Handout", create a diagram of the players involved, and generate ideas about how bystanders can become upstanders. They then identify concrete solutions for dealing with cyberbullying situations.

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Rights, Remixes, and Respect
http://www.commonsen...
This Common Sense Media lesson includes step-by-step instructions for teachers as they guide students through activities and discussion questions. Students review their knowledge of copyright and fair use and then examine a case study involving the appropriation of music by a popular band. Students form groups in which they role-play different stakeholders in the music industry and then debate the ethical and legal issues involved in using other people’s creative work in practices such as remixes and sampling.

Podcasts


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Martin Luther King, Jr: Animated Video Biography
http://www.brainpop....
This animated BrainPOP video provides a clear, concise review of the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. There are also links to a related activity, quiz, and famous quotes. *This video is free and can be viewed with no account set-up.

Informational Materials


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Character Education
http://www.uen.org/u...
A list of websites gathered to help support Utah's Character Education Program.

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BAM! Body and Mind
http://www.bam.gov/t...
BAM! Body and Mind is a resource for you to incorporate CDC health, safety, and science topics into your classroom. The site also offers your students interactive content to investigate topics for school or for a personal interest.

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Character Education - Model Standards
http://charactercoun...
Standards directing and guiding the educational mission focused on defining grade appropriate academic objectives.

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Character Ed
http://www.character...
A wealth of information about all related topics about character education, including bullying.

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Activities for Character Ed
http://www2.ed.gov/p...
Expectations, definitions, and activities for teaching character education.

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Citizenship
http://www2.ed.gov/p...
The is a resource to help teachers/parents find contenct specific books and websites that teach citizenship.

Interactives/Games


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BAM! Body and Mind
http://www.bam.gov/t...
BAM! Body and Mind is a resource for you to incorporate CDC health, safety, and science topics into your classroom. The site also offers your students interactive content to investigate topics for school or for a personal interest.

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Create Your Own Values Billboard
http://www.values.co...
Create your own billboard to display different values in character education.

Learning Activities


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Character Education
http://www.uen.org/u...
A list of websites gathered to help support Utah's Character Education Program.

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Bullying Activity
http://bullyinglte.w...
An activity that illustrates bullying.

Teacher Tools


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Character Education
http://www.uen.org/u...
A list of websites gathered to help support Utah's Character Education Program.

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Cyberbullying: Crossing the Line (6-8)
http://www.commonsen...
This Common Sense Media lesson includes step-by-step instructions for teachers as they guide students through activities and discussion questions. Students watch the documentary-style video “Stacey’s Story – When Rumors Escalate,” in which a girl reflects on what it was like to be the target of cyberbullying. Students will analyze online bullying behaviors that “cross the line,” describe the various ways that students can be cyberbullied, adopt the point of view of teens who have been cyberbullied, and offer solutions.

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Character Education - Model Standards
http://charactercoun...
Standards directing and guiding the educational mission focused on defining grade appropriate academic objectives.

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Character Ed
http://www.character...
A wealth of information about all related topics about character education, including bullying.

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Activities for Character Ed
http://www2.ed.gov/p...
Expectations, definitions, and activities for teaching character education.

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Citizenship
http://www2.ed.gov/p...
The is a resource to help teachers/parents find contenct specific books and websites that teach citizenship.

Thinkfinity Learning Activities


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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Today is the International Day of Peace.     
Description: Students brainstorm a list of current conflicts and why people fight. Groups discuss and present possible solutions and create posters that promote their particular solution.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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