This section contains resources for promoting the development of character, ethics, and service to others and the community. Curriculum includes goal setting, character building activities, service learning, and career exploration.
8 C’s of Character
The SmartBlog on Education provides an article with the most important components of character. A simple list like this can be easily remembered by students and easily taught by teachers.
This web page provides a list of successful strategies used to teach character education.
This site provides xtensive worksheets to build character in all categories, from courage to respect.
A to Z Teacher Stuff
Lesson plans and activities based on character education for students of all ages!
Bright Hub Education
This website gives activities for character building in preschool aged children; it stresses the idea of character building early in a child’s life.
Character education lesson plans organized by the Six Pillars of Character. Search for lesson by subject or by age.
This program addresses the root problems of risky behavior in children and how to change it as well as instilling the ideas of resisting peer pressure and acquire a sense of personal responsibility.
Character Education Partnership
A place where educators worldwide can share their most effective lessons on character building with one another.
Character Education ToolKit
Provided by North Carolina’s department of education, this toolkit provides character education curriculum as well as how to integrate it into the schools.
Character Education: Free Resources, Materials, Lesson Plans
Resource guides with discussion questions, writing assignments, and students activities categorized by Elementary, Middle School, and High School.
Character Education Partnership
The Character Education Partnership (CEP) is a nonpartisan coalition of organizations and individuals dedicated to developing moral character and civic virtue in our nation's youth as one means of creating a more compassionate and responsible society.
Free character education lessons for elementary aged children in all platforms of education in a bold, fresh manor.
A chapter excerpt from Thomas Lickona’s, CHARACTER MATTERS: How to Help Our Children Develop Good Judgment, Integrity, and Other Essential Virtues (Simon & Schuster, 2004), which carefully explains why character education is important for children. There are also pointers on how to teach character and be the type of parents children are willing to listen to and respect.
Character education lessons from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools that have the gowl to unite students, parents, teachers, and the community leaders to promote acceptance, achievement, and accomplishment.
This nonprofit organization works to promote children’s social and academic success, part of this is character education suggestions with a program called Second Step.
Here parents and teachers can find information about how to help their children’s community to treat others right and maximize their potential.
Lessons for Elementary educators to weave into daily teaching subjects that help build character.
Activity ideas for elementary educators to implement in their lesson plans separated into categories of character building themes.
Edutopia, Five-Minute Film Festival: Resources for Teaching about Character
Edutopia has provided videos to illustrate the importance of character education as well as how to implement character education into programs. The videos are provided to create inspiration to engage in character education.
General lessons and support for elementary aged children to learn character education, topics cover bullying to test anxiety.
Free Character Education Resources, Lesson, Promoting Virtues, Awards, Reading, Listening, and Writing Reports
Activities for elementary to high school youth including coloring and activity books, Character Education lessons, character building activities, awards certificates, and free web games for youth.
Worksheets and tips on how to teach students goal setting skills.
Lesson plans for grades 6-12 on character building, complete with assignments, self-tests, and discussion questions.
As an innovative school that promotes character education, Highpoint Academy provides lesson plans and ways to incorporate character education into the regular school day.
I Can! Kids
Ready-made online lesson plans for teachers to use in their classrooms, just register and the rest is free!
Lesson plans for bullying, anger management, and conflict resolution to build character.
I Love that Teaching Idea!
Activities teachers can have elementary students complete to instill compassion and gratitude in their character.
Jeremiahs Hope for Kindness
Lesson plans and activities for teachers of middle school aged children separated by teaching subject to help build character and promote kindness among peers.
Register (for free) and get tons of character building resources. This website is dedicated to character counts week and has a campaign called “fill your bucket” which encourages kids to build each other up.
Kids Play and Create
Provided are activities for Pre School and primary students to build character and self-esteem.
Learning to Give
Curriculum for students in many categories of character education.
Moments a Day
This website provides 100 activities for preschool and primary students to build character.
National Character Education Center
Ethicsusa.org is a website dedicated to character education, there are featured blogs, media, and strategies for teachers and parents to use.
The NED Show
A character education show that provides children with lessons in never giving up, encouraging others, and doing your best.
This foundation is dedicated to providing the tools that educators need to teach their students the skills they need to be successful in the social and professional lives.
Peaceful Solution Character Education
Lesson plans for elementary aged children in an effort to bring peace through character development.
Random Acts of Kindness Foundation
This foundation is non profit and dedicated to the teaching of kindness in schools and in life, they provide lesson plans and ideas to spread random acts of kindness.
Ritchie County Middle School
Lesson plans for all categories such as integrity, compassion, and tolerance for middle school students.
Rudgers Universty Character
Resources for teachers from middle to high school on how to incorporate character building lessons into regular curriculum.
Here teachers can find information about how to incorporate character education into their core curriculum.
Talking with Trees
Character building through stories and character education lesson plans.
The Teacher’s Lounge
A blog for teachers with lesson plans, advice, and reasons to teach character education in classrooms.
Online character education stories and activities for education professionals and parents.
The Cornerstone for Teachers
Lesson plans for teachers to help their students learn respect, responsibility, and positive behavior.
Provides educators with free educational materials that promote respect for differences and appreciation of diversity in the classroom and beyond.
U.S. Department of Education
The Department of education provides informational resources on lesson plans for character education.
This website provides a teacher-friendly approach to character education and social emotional learning through lesson plans and blogs.
It is imperative to learn self-awareness and create a peace within oneself. Pebble Meditation is a wonderful resource to learn effective ways to be mindful and cultivate peace within to become peaceful in the world.