Embedding Character Education into your curriculum has never been so easy! The Building Character Lesson Bundle has over 10 dynamic, self-reflective, student-centered, & creative activities designed to encourage character education.
Activities can be used as standalone activities, as a comprehensive unit, or to complement other units of study!
Habit Motivation Poster – Having students explore the importance and traits of good character is an essential aspect of educating the "whole" student. This unique and creative activity has students explore the denotation and connotation of select character words by creating an original motivational poster!
pre-selected list of character words
clear step-by-step directions and expectations
opportunity for extra credit!
Mission Statements – Having students explore the importance and traits of good character is an essential aspect of educating the "whole" student. This handout not only defines WHAT a personal mission statement is and WHY it is important, but it also guides students through the process of HOW to craft their own! *INCLUDES EXAMPLE!
Multiple Intelligences – "It's not how SMART you are that's important - it's HOW you are smart!" Have students build their metacognition as they learn about multiple intelligences and learning styles! Great as a standalone lesson or embedded into a Character Education or Career Exploration Unit!
SURVEY - Students can take a survey that uses language easily accessible and understandable to middle
and high school students! Simple and clear directions help students navigate this handout!
INFORMATIONAL HANDOUT - Once student complete their survey, they can use the Multiple
Intelligence Handout to identify and explore the definitions, characteristics, and learning styles of each
RESULTS CHART - Using the information from the Multiple Intelligence Handout, students can graph
their results to visually interpret where the strengths are!
GUIDED QUESTIONS - Three reflective questions designed to engage students' critical thinking skills
while also allowing them to make connections between their strengths and learning styles!
STUDENT EXAMPLE – Provide your students with a genuine student model of the final graph and
Recipe of Me – This handout asks students to get creative and metaphorical! STUDENTS’ GOAL: Create a recipe of yourself. In order to do this, you must take a close look at your beliefs, personality, attitude, and values. You will also need to think about what made you this way (experiences, people, lessons, etc.). This activity can easily be adapted to connect to a character in a piece of literature or a historical figure from a biography!!
assignment directions, guidelines, and expectations
ingredient measurement word list
recipe action word list
Role Model Piece – This writing assignment will help students identify the traits they admire in a role model and identify what traits they strive to have as they grow and mature.
Reflective Creative Writing Assignments – Provide your students with a wide selection of writing activities designed to inspire creativity and find each student’s “inner author”! Handouts can be used in a variety of ways – as individual lessons, as part of an autobiographical unit, for writer’s workshop, as a differentiated assignment (student choice), and more! INCLUDES 6 CREATIVE WRITING ACTIVITIES:
”In Other Words” – Quotable Quote Collection and Response
”Making a Utopia” – Solving the world’s problems
”Dear Future ME” Letter
”Life is about using the whole box of crayons” Color Poem
“It’s a Wonderful Life” – Looking into the Future
”The Perfect Present” – Intangible Gifts
S.M.A.R.T. Goals with Tracking Logs – Teach students about being proactive, responsible, and accountable by having them choose, manage, and achieve their own personal S.M.A.R.T. goal!
This handout was originally designed for a language arts classroom and has more reading/writing based goals, but can be easily used in ANY CONTENT AREA!
This handout does the following:
o compares performance and developmental goals
o defines S.M.A.R.T. goals
o addresses common obstacles
o provides a list of pre-determined goals for content, organization, and behavior
o includes guided questions for students to consider when choosing and implementing their personal goal
o includes 10 different tracking logs for students to monitor and chart their progress towards their S.M.A.R.T. Goal (graphic organizers).
Student Self-Reflection – A self-reflection worksheet that allows students to evaluate their habits, attitude, behavior, effort, classwork, goals, etc. from 1st Quarter. Excellent processing worksheet to complement fall parent-teacher conferences!