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Character Kids Book 1
Caring, Determination, Enthusiasm, Generosity, Gentleness, 
Helpfulness, Kindness, Love, Loyalty, Patience, 
Peacefulness, Tact   Order Now

Character Kids Book 2
Compassion, Courage, Excellence, Forgiveness, Honesty, Honor,
 Obedience, Perseverance, Respect, Responsibility, 
Self-Discipline, Thankfulness   Order Now

Character Kids Book 3 
Confidence, Consideration, Courtesy, Faithfulness, Friendliness, 
Humility, Joyfulness, Justice, Optimism, Tolerance, 
Trustworthiness, Truthfulness   Order Now

According to Dr. Thomas Lickona, a leading authority on character education:

Character education is the deliberate effort to cultivate virtue that is, objectively good human qualities that are good for the individual person and good for the whole society. That doesn't happen accidentally or automatically. 
It happens as a result of great and diligent effort.
I would include qualities such as honesty, compassion, courage, kindness, self-control, cooperation, diligence or hard work, all the kinds of qualities that we need to both lead a fulfilling life and to be able to live together harmoniously and productively.

Dr. Thomas Lickona is a developmental psychologist and professor of education at the State University of New York at Cortland. 
He currently directs the Center for the Fourth and Fifth Rs and is on the board of directors of the Character Education Partnership.
Center for the 4th and 5th R's - Respect and Responsibility 
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Our Character Kids eBooks promote the Six Pillars of Character

Character Counts
Promoting the Six Pillars of Character: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, Citizenship Read More about the Six Pillars


Trustworthiness Lesson Plan from Character Counts
Discussing: honesty, integrity, promise-keeping, loyalty - an excellent resource *PDF File Download Now

Growing Character in the Elementary Classroom
Classroom Tips for Character Education - Deb Austin Brown *PDF File
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Character Education Strategies from America's Blue Ribbon Schools Dr. Madonna Murphy *PDF File Download Now

The Bullying Stops Here - Language Arts/Drama activity - Third Grade from Learning Through the Arts *PDF File - Download Now

Creating An Anti-Bullying Magazine -
Sixth Grade Activity from Learning Through the Arts *PDF File - Download Now

I Am A Person Of Character - Sixth Grade Activity from Learning Through the Arts *PDF File - Download Now

Foundations for Life - a maxim-based essay and recognition program coordinated by Character Counts  

Character-in-Action provides a character education program that is both fun and effective. Complete lesson plans are available, fully meeting character education needs. -
Legacy Educational Resources offers hundreds of online stories, activities and lesson plans for those teaching character education and life skills.


Our Character Kids eBooks - Quick, easy to use resources
to supplement your Character Education Program!   

We have identified 36 character traits or virtues that will be addressed in our 4 Character Kids eBooks:
(We're proud to say that most character education programs use the same terminology that we use) 

Character Education Traits and Virtues in Character Kids eBooks:

Caring, Compassion, Confidence, Consideration, Courage, Courtesy, Determination, Enthusiasm, Excellence, Faithfulness, Forgiveness, Friendliness, Generosity, Gentleness, Helpfulness, Honesty, Honor, Humility, Joyfulness, Justice, Kindness, Love, Loyalty, Obedience,
Optimism, Patience, Peacefulness, Perseverance, Respect, Responsibility, Self-Discipline, Tact, Thankfulness, Tolerance, Trustworthiness, Truthfulness

Songs 4 Teachers believes in the importance of Character Education and we know that teachers need simple, easy to use resources to supplement their programs.


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