Introduction # Task Steps in Task # The Process # Resources
# Books # Evaluation # Conclusion

  Understanding Character Education
Webquest

Compassion   Honesty   Kindness   Perseverance  
Respect Responsibility   Tolerance

                  
Introduction:

This webquest is designed for a diverse population of students. It is very important for students to be able to recognize and communicate  good morals and values in their everyday living.
                 

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This webquest will help you to better understand the importance of morals and values. You will learn why morals and values are important in everyday living and why you should apply good character traits everyday and in all aspects of your life.

Task:

You have been selected to serve on the school’s committee to examine Character Education and its importance to students. You will be asked to make recommendations to your school’s administration about this subject. You will have to decide whether Character Education should be added to the school’s curriculum. The committee will be their findings to an audience that will consist of students, parents, teachers, school administrators and community members.

Steps in the Task:

  1. Study character education.
      
  2. Find out what character education is all about.
       
  3. Provide recommendations of approach for character education at your school.
        
  4. Identify the benefits of character education.
         
  5. Support your recommendations with identifiers of how character education will be beneficial for your school’s curriculum as well as your community.
       
  6. Create a Power Point presentation to show your findings and support of your recommendations for administrators, community members, parents, students and teacher.
                        
  7. List your recommendations in a handout form for the school administration to support your presentation

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The Process:

Resources:

Books:

Literature that provides background information for the need of character education:

On Character – Essays: Norton, W.W. & Co Inc. April 1994

Nucci, L.P., (1989). Moral Development and Character Education: A Dialogue. Berkely CA: McCutchen Publishing Corporation.

Intellectual Character: Wiley, John & Sons Inc. April 2002

Teen Talks: Hyperion Press October 2001

Building Moral Intelligence: Wiley, John & Sons Inc. June 2002

Character Styles: Norton, W.W. & Co. Inc. April 1994

All Kinds of Minds: Educators Publishing Service Inc. June 1992

Teaching Values Reaching Kids: Creative Teaching Press, Inc. September 1997

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Evaluation

 

CATEGORY

Excellent

Good

Satisfactory

Needs Improvement

Research/Statistical Data

Students include 4 or more high-quality examples or pieces of data to support their campaign.

Students include at least 3 high-quality examples or pieces of data to support their campaign.

Students include at least 2 high-quality examples or pieces of data to support their campaign.

Students include fewer than 2 high-quality examples or pieces of data to support their campaign.

Sources-Citation

Information in all source citations is correct and in the format assigned.

Information in all source citations is correct but there are minor errors in formatting.

Information in almost all source citations is correct AND there are minor errors in formatting.

The information is often incorrect OR there are major errors in formatting.

Brainstorming - Problems

Students identify more than 4 reasonable, insightful barriers/problems that need to change.

Students identify at least 4 reasonable, insightful barriers/problems that need to change.

Students identify at least 3 reasonable, insightful barriers/problems that need to change.

Students identify fewer than 3 reasonable, insightful barriers/problems that need to change.

Brainstorming - Solutions

Students identify more than 4 reasonable, insightful possible solutions/strategies to encourage change.

Students identify at least 4 reasonable, insightful possible solutions/strategies to encourage change.

Students identify at least 3 reasonable, insightful possible solutions/strategies to encourage change.

Students identify fewer than 3 reasonable, insightful possible solutions/strategies to encourage change.

Conclusion:

You have completed your task and provided your parents, school administrator’s, community members and, fellow students with recommendations and the importance of adding Character Education to your school’s curriculum.

Good Work and Good Luck!

To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to
educate a menace to society.

- Theodore Roosevelt

 

Written by Minnie P. Brown 10/2002

Contact… Preciuslove592001@yahoo.com

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