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Building Character

Resources for studying about character

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Kindness Unit (excerpted from The Organized Teacher's Guide to Building Character)  (Y)
26 page unit on kindness, a book excerpt with graphic organizers, book recommendations, activities, and more

Shiver Academy's Book of Virtues Unit Study   (Y,M)
Lesson Plans and Download links to A Book of Virtues.

The President's Volunteer Service Award  (Y,M,O,T)
Volunteer and make a difference. Kids log on volunteer hours and can earn awards and pins.

Volunteer Opportunities  (Y,M,O,T)
VolunteerMatch tries to put vulenteers and opportunities together. Just put in your zip code and Volunteer Match returns a list of organizations and positions for which they need volunteers. All Ages.

Parties with Purpose  (Y,M,O,T)
If you think your children are more self-focused than they should be, then this idea is for you. Watering Can Press is the company that publishes The Hero Book and The Giving Book, and they have developed party planning guides to accompany both books. You can download these free guides in PDF format.

Connect with Kids  (Y,M,O,T)
A website dedicatd to the issues that impact kids, teachers and caregivers.

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