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What is Physical Fitness?

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore and discuss what physical fitness actually is, its benefits and how to obtain it through a variety of ways. They summarize the five parts of physical fitness: cardiovascular endurance,muscular strength, muscular...
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Balls & Hoops: Obstacle-Course Olympics

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Young scholars discover their playground is transformed into a fun, challenging action spot. In this early childhood physical education lesson, students are encouraged use large-motor skills as they make their way through an...
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Take Action Haiti

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Using an online internet simulation, learners will role-play various members of a family living in rural Haiti. The objective is to increase global awareness by requiring them to consider poverty as an obstacle to education in Haiti....
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Back to School (Secondary)

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Welcome your class back to school! They will participate in a character education activity in order to build community at the school. First they identify needs of new students by putting themselves in their shoes and create welcome packs...
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Courage in the Movies

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students examine the decisions and behaviors of movie characters to encourage awareness of their own ethical decision making. In this character education lesson, students discuss integrity and watch one of the listed movies to focus on...
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Pumpkin Fallacies

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students complete circumference activities using a pumpkin and explore treating people fairly in regards to their physical characteristics. In this math and character lesson, students view images of pumpkins and describe them. Students...
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Back to School (Elementary)

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Learners discover the vocabulary of the Six Pillars of Character and their relation to the school environment. In this character education lesson plan, students discuss the character pillars and brainstorm about their use in the...
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The Boy Who Cried Wolf!

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students use fables to learn about trustworthiness and character education. In this trust lesson, students discuss the fable of the boy who cried 'Wolf' and discuss the importance of telling the truth. Students answer the discussion...
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My Personal Best

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers persevere to build character. In this philanthropy lesson, students consider how to put forth their personal best in all areas of their lives as they participate in a physical activity.
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Artificial Limbs & Robotics

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students design and build a mechanism to retrieve wrapped candy through a small hole (e.g. through the top of a water cooler jug). They gain an appreciation for the challenges faced by people who have lost the use of their limbs. They ...
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Fire Safety (Stop, Drop & Roll)

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders review what to do in case they are faced with a fire in their homes or school. They review what to do if they are faced with moving safely within a structure that is on fire. Students play a Tag Game together to reinforce...
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Mystery "F & V's"

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore agriculture by reading assigned text about produce. In this fruits and vegetables lesson, 4th graders identify the healthy benefits of consuming fresh produce and what minerals and vitamins they contain. Students...
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My Life 24-7 Video

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students utilize the short film genre to illustrate ethical themes and identify good character. In this ethics and technology lesson, students discuss their favorite viral videos and select an ethically themed topic to create their own...
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My Life 24-7

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Analyze the "My Life 24-7" project as a part of community involvement. Young scholars discuss the pros and cons of being community involved. They will also write a proposal to increase community involvement and submit a blog entry about...
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Tell Me; I'll Listen

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students complete activities about the importance of listening in order to show respect. In this listening lesson, students read Angel Child, Dragon Child and discuss the role of listening. Students practice listening in pairs by telling...
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Valentine's Day

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students participate in a gardening activity to learn about the growth process and how to show care. For this garden care lesson, students discuss Valentine's Day poems for words of kindness. Students read a poem about a garden of love...
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When People Steal From Me

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students identify the effects of theft to learn that stealing is wrong. In this stealing instructional activity, students discuss what it feels like to have something stolen. Students make a list of their six favorite things and list why...
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Media Coverage

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Young scholars research news coverage to examine how a local issue does not receive fair attention in the news. In this new coverage instructional activity, students discuss where they get their information and why some issues are...
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The Big Book of Judgment

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Young scholars make a book to learn about judging fairly and practicing fairness. In this judgment lesson, students discuss judgment and fairness by defining the words. Young scholars assemble a book for the terms.
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Brush Up On Respect

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students define respectful behavior and complete related activities. In this respectful behavior lesson, students use toothpaste to illustrate the cleansing power of speaking good words and having good manners. Students discuss rudeness...
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Using Facebook with Literature

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students use online social networking to learn about characters in literature. In this literature and technology activity, students visit Facebook website and set up character profiles for a piece of literature they've read.
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Financial Plans

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students create an economic system based on responsibility and caring. In this economics and character instructional activity, students receive Character Currency and practice using the money for a good cause. Students brainstorm...
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Student-Led Parent Conference

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students prepare for student-led parent conferences. In this communication lesson, students collect data to build portfolios for use during parent conferences. Students practice their presentations in preparation for the actual conferences.
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Grow Your Character Bookmarks

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students make bookmarks out of seed paper to study the growth of seeds and complete an activity for the Six Pillars of Character. In this science and character lesson plan, students describe the stages of growth of plants and determine...

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