Books That Build Character

A Guide to Teaching Your Child Moral Values Through Stories

Author: William Kilpatrick,Gregory Wolfe,Suzanne M. Wolfe

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671884239

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 332

View: 1152

Argues reading can develop positive values, and evaluates 300 books

Children's Literature

A Guide to Information Sources

Author: Margaret W. Denman-West

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563084485

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 187

View: 857

Lists works of fiction, juvenile series, poetry, and drama suitable for children's libraries

Opening Your Child's Nine Learning Windows

Author: Cheri Fuller

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 031023994X

Category: Education

Page: 189

View: 8153

This book helps parents understand the potential of important windows of learning opportunities and how to capitalize on each window -- language, musical, logical, mathematical, curiosity, emotional, spiritual, physical, and values. Formerly titled Through the Learning Glass.

The Moral of the Story

Content, Process, and Reflection in Moral Education Through Narratives

Author: John H. Lockwood

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 9781581120387

Category: Education

Page: 120

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Teaching Character Education Through Literature

Awakening the Moral Imagination in Secondary Classrooms

Author: Karen Bohlin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134354800

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 4340

This book shows how secondary and post-secondary teachers can help students become more responsive to the ethical themes and questions that emerge from the narratives they study. It helps teachers to integrate character education into the classroom by focusing on a variety of ways of drawing instructive insights from fictional life narratives. The case studies and questions throughout are designed to awaken students' moral imagination and prompt ethical reflection on four protagonists' motivations, aspirations, and choices. The book is divided into two parts. The first provides a theoretical approach while the second features case studies to apply this approach to the study of four literary characters: Sydney Carton from Tale of Two Cities Jay Gatsby from The Great Gatsby Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice Janie Crawford from Their Eyes Were Watching God The questions, ideas and approaches used in these case studies can also be applied to protagonists from other narrative works in the curriculum.

Farbenblind

Author: Trevor Noah

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 364120643X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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Trevor Noah kam 1984 im Township Soweto als Sohn einer Xhosa und eines Schweizers zur Welt. Zu einer Zeit, da das südafrikanische Apartheidsregime „gemischtrassige“ Beziehungen weiterhin unter Strafe stellte. Als Kind, das es nicht geben durfte, erlebte er Armut und systematischen Rassismus, aber auch die mutige Auflehnung seiner "farbenblinden" Eltern, die einfallsreich versuchten, Trennungen zwischen Ethnien und Geschlechtern zu überwinden. Heute ist er ein international gefeierter Comedian, der die legendäre "The Daily Show" in den USA leitet und weltweit – ob Sydney, Dubai, Toronto, San Francisco oder Berlin – in ausverkauften Sälen auftritt. In "Farbenblind" erzählt Trevor Noah ebenso feinsinnig wie komisch in achtzehn Geschichten von seinem Aufwachsen in Südafrika, das den ganzen Aberwitz der Apartheid bündelt: warum ihn seine Mutter aus einem fahrenden Minibus warf, um Gottes Willen zu erfüllen, welche Musik er für einen tanzenden Hitler aufzulegen pflegte, um sein erstes Geld zu verdienen, und wie ihn eine Überwachungskamera, die nicht einmal zwischen Schwarz und Weiß unterscheiden konnte, vor dem Gefängnis bewahrte.

What Do You Stand For? For Kids

A Guide to Building Character

Author: Barbara A. Lewis

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

ISBN: 1575427478

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

View: 7997

Even elementary school children can build positive character traits like caring, citizenship, cooperation, courage, fairness, honesty, respect, and responsibility. The true stories, inspiring quotations, thought-provoking dilemmas, and activities in this book help kids grow into capable, moral teens and adults. Previously titled Being Your Best, this award-winning book has a fresh new cover and updated resources.

Charlie und die Schokoladenfabrik

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644574219

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 9614

Willy Wonka stand ganz allein in dem großen offenen Fabriktor. Seine Augen waren ungewöhnlich lebhaft. Plötzlich machte er ein paar komische kleine Tanzschritte, breitete die Arme aus und rief: «Willkommen, meine kleinen Freunde! Willkommen in der Schokoladenfabrik!» Der geheimnisvolle Willy Wonka öffnet zum ersten Mal die Tore seiner Schokoladenfabrik. Charlie kann es kaum fassen, dass er als eines der fünf glücklichen Kinder, die eine Goldene Eintrittskarte gewonnen haben, dort hineindarf. Denn Willy Wonka macht nicht nur die köstlichste Schokolade – er ist der beste Süßigkeitenerfinder aller Zeiten! Aber Charlie hätte nie gedacht, welche verrückten Abenteuer ihn in Wonkas Schokoladenfabrik wirklich erwarten würden ...

Building moral intelligence

the seven essential virtues that teach kids to do the right thing

Author: Michele Borba

Publisher: Jossey-Bass Inc Pub

ISBN: 9780787953577

Category: Education

Page: 316

View: 9912

An innovative and essential resource contains new ways to comprehend, evaluate, and motivate children by utilizing the seven essential virtues--conscience, empathy, self-control, respect, tolerance, kindness, and fairness--that define moral intelligence, and includes interactive activites for parents and children.

Exploring Values Through Literature, Multimedia, and Literacy Events

Making Connections

Author: Patricia Ruggiano Schmidt,Ann Watts Pailliotet

Publisher: International Reading Assn

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 243

View: 3250

What are the effects of the information explosion on children's hearts, minds, and behaviors? Where do we learn-and how do we learn-the values necessary to live in our world? The exploration of values, contend editors Patricia Ruggiano Schmidt and Ann Watts Pailliotet, is a process that should not be left to chance. The contributors to this book-literacy teachers, teacher educators, and authors of literature for children and young adults-believe there is a need to bring the explicit study of values into classrooms to help young people function more effectively in their communities and beyond. Exploring Values Through Literature, Multimedia, and Literacy Events: Making Connections highlights the important links among home, school, and global society that will help students understand one another and contribute to a cohesive community. The authors describe the work of educators and children, and the materials and strategies they use to explore values such as compassion, caring, sharing, respect, and appreciation of cultural differences. Some of the chapter topics include * multicultural literature and family stories * critical media literacy and values * technology and values * schoolwide approaches for teaching values through literature and multimedia.The authors contend that literature, multimedia, and literacy events can be used to promote not only the language arts, but also student choice, cooperative learning, and critical thinking. For those who already explore values in the classroom, this book provides affirmation and many useful ideas. For those who want to learn more about how to explore values in the classroom, it offers activities to use right away. Patricia Ruggiano Schmidt is an associate professor of literacy and elementary education at Le Moyne College, Syracuse, New York, USA. Ann Watts Pailliotet is an associate professor of education at Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington, USA.

Character and community development

a school planning and teacher training handbook

Author: Gordon G. Vessels

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 265

View: 4358

Finally there is a book available that approaches the topic of character education scientifically, objectively, and comprehensively. It includes a developmentally appropriate K-12 core curriculum, a description of many strategies and techniques, and seven new program evaluation instruments.

Building Character in Schools Resource Guide

Author: Karen E. Bohlin,Deborah Farmer,Kevin Ryan

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9780787959548

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 7144

Building Character in Schools Resource Guide offers school administrators and teachers a practical handbook for developing, assessing, improving, and institutionalizing character education in their schools. It is filled with real-life examples-- both successful and unsuccessful-- of character education efforts; it clearly illustrates the differences among values, virtues, and points of view; and it presents guidelines for designing effective lessons, units, assessment, and classroom activities.

Homeschooling, the Middle Years

Your Complete Guide to Successfully Homeschooling the 8- to 12-year-old Child

Author: Shari Henry

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN: 9780761520924

Category: Education

Page: 329

View: 7741

Describes the advantages and challenges of home schooling, and gives specific advice on covering language, math, science, history, geography, and the arts