Character Education

Character Education outside the home is a controversial issue. In a diverse society, “good” character can mean different things to different people. However, there are some values, like tolerance and fairness, that are intrinsic to a democratic society, and are always appropriate to be taught in public programs.

Ripple Effects can be used in its entirety as a comprehensive character development curriculum, or parts of it can be used in a flexible program that can range from one day to several weeks. As with other subject areas, users are encouraged to tailor the program to be consistent with your community standards. 

Ripple Effects programs are aligned to every one of the Character Education Partnership’s Principles of Effectiveness. 

Topics:

accepting yourself
alternatives
apologies
assertiveness
beliefs
bragging
brainstorming
cause and effect
character
cheating
confront behavior
courtesy
cultural diversity
decisions
diversity
ethnic diversity
expressing thanks
fairness
friendly
gender diversity
generosity
grit
helping others
hitting
honesty
impulse control
injustice
justice
kindness
knowing yourself
liking-yourself
loyalty
lying
mentor
money
perseverance
physical diversity
preferences
problems
promises
religious diversity
resilience
resisting pressure
respect
responsibility
secrets
self esteem
sexual restraint
sharing
snitch
social values
sportsmanship
stand up for a belief
stealing
stereotypes
stopping reactions
trust
trying solutions