Teaching digital citizenship and character education using character words, literature, historical and current events. These ideas are perfect for grade two, grade three, grade four, and grade five students.
This unit is a great way to build a community in the classroom. The unit will assist in introducing character education and expectations that can be used with your students to teach the following character words:
This 69 page pdf will provide the tools needed to assist in explaining and discussing the importance of character education through webbing and mind-mapping activities. Students will have opportunities to examine character traits through literature, history, and current events using the provided 43 page booklet using video, online articles, and stories. There is also a link to an an original ebook that can be accessed from an iPad. (However, an iPad is NOT necessary in order to teach this unit.)
There are 10 projects students can complete after each character word study using a variety of apps, websites, handouts, or a combination of all three. Examples have been provided as well as links to "how-to" videos and step-by-step guides of how to use each app.
This unit also has four goal setting charts, reward cards, and one reflection chart to encourage and evaluate student behavior throughout the year. As well as a 20-page booklet students can create as the culminating activity.
This unit would also be a great resource for counselors who must teach character education in the curriculum or anyone needing to work with students and their behavior. I created this unit with grades 2-5 in mind, but depending on how you presented the material I could see teaching this to K-1 students and even middle school students.