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Character Education and Newspaper Activities

By Sue Lebeau
One page listing the qualities and activities one can use with the newspaper to meet goals in Character Education: Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Kindness, Honesty and Truthfulness, Courage, Self-Discipline, Tolerance, Compassion, and Conflict Resolution.


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Curriculum Information For Resource

Snapshot
Grade Level(s):4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Curriculum Areas:English/Language Arts
Themes/Keywords: Character Education
Newspapers
Responsibility
Teaching Tolerance


Essential Question(s)
1. How can the daily newspaper teach you values and compassion?

Extension and Activities
1. Find a story in today’s paper about a political leader and write about what this person has done to earn respect. Write also what you think the person could do to earn more respect.
2. Find a story in today’s paper about a political leader and write about what this person has done to earn respect. Write also what you think the person could do to earn more respect.


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