Primary & Elementary

That's not Fair!

Help students to understand in a positive way that fair isn't always equal, and have them role-play several scenarios to outline your message.
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Showing Respect

Present students with several quotes about respect, and then encourage them to come up with their own definition for respect that illustrates how to show respect toward others.
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Honesty and Integrity

Direct students to use dictionaries and thesauruses to compare and contrast the words honesty and integrity, then have the students write acronymic poems using words they found in order to understand what it means to embody good character.
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Showing that You Care

Brainstorm caring projects with students that they can do as a class; then share stories about other students who are nationally recognized because of projects they have completed.
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Being a Good Citizen

Discuss class citizenship with students and help them to grow as positive school-community members by sharing rights and responsibilities within the classroom.
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Working Together

Have students work together as a class to win a cooperative game, then open up a discussion with them about the importance of cooperation and teamwork in the game and in their lives.
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Being Responsible

Discuss with students different scenarios showing responsibility at home, school, and with friends, and then have students write a short story about someone acting responsibly.
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Middle & High

Is it Fair?

Look back with students at complicated historical issues or current events that relate to fairness to help students grasp the idea of fairness, and to develop awareness skills to decide what is really fair in their lives.
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Acting with Integrity

Investigate plagiarism with students and help them to understand how honesty and integrity are two integral parts of building positive character at school and in the real world.
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What is Respect?

Analyze various quotes about the word respect with students and investigate the different ways people receive or show respect.
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Citizenship

Help students understand the correlation between sportsmanship and citizenship by reading a true story about good sportsmanship and leading a discussion with students about examples of positive citizenship in their lives.
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Caring

Show students examples of other teens who have been recognized nationally for acts of caring, and discuss how a person’s actions can affect others around him or her on a global level.
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Trustworthiness

Examine with students what makes a person trustworthy, then have students compare two historical figures and discuss as a class whether or not they were trustworthy.
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The Meaning of Responsible

Discuss with students the use of the word ‘responsible’ and how to make responsible choices; then lead them through a writing exercise that outlines responsible living.
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Working as a Team

Explain the importance of teamwork and cooperation to students in their daily lives by grouping them together in a team-building activity.
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