For Educators

Teacher Resources – Instructional and Learning Resources

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development: Character Education
http://www.ascd.org/portal/site/ascd/menuitem.4d64d1d40a85dbbddeb3ffdb62108a0c/
Character education resources.

All Sides of the Story: Teaching Religion in America’s Public Schools
http://www.teachingreligion.com
Site devoted to helping public school teachers across the country deal with the teaching of religion in a fair, tolerant and informed manner.

Boston University: The Center for the Advancement of Ethics and Character
http://www.bu.edu/education/caec/
Resource for administrators, teachers and parents seeking to fulfill their responsibilities as moral educators and provide students with an intellectual framework for discussing, understanding and practicing core virtues.

Character Education Partnership
http://www.character.org
Umbrella organization serving as the leading resource for people and organizations that are integrating character education into their schools and communities.

Center for 4th and 5th Rs
State University of New York at Cortland
http://www.cortland.edu/character/index.asp
Conducts K-12 character education trainings, research, and evaluation.

Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE)
http://www.civicyouth.org/
Promotes research and projects on the civic and political engagement of Americans between the ages of 15 and 25. Also serves as an information clearinghouse.

Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education
http://www.csee.org
Supports the moral and spiritual development of young people by providing resources and educational opportunities to elementary, middle and secondary schools

Creative Response to Conflict
http://www.crc-ny.org/
Seeks to reduce violence in our homes, schools and communities by offering workshops in cooperation, communication, affirmation, bias awareness, bullying prevention, mediation and creative problem solving.

Developmental Studies Center
http://199.236.99.206/home.html
Dedicated to children’s academic, ethical and social development.

Educators for Social Responsibility
http://www.esrnational.org/home.htm
Helps educators to create safe, caring, respectful, and productive learning environment and to work with young people to develop the social skills, emotional competencies, and qualities of character they need to succeed in school and become contributing members of their communities.

Ethics in Education
http://www.ethicsineducation.com/
Dedicated to promoting a free exchange of ideas and strategies about ethics education among secondary school educators.

Ethics in the Science Classroom
http://www.wmich.edu/ethics/ESC/index.html
Instructional guide for secondary school science teachers with classroom lessons.

Facing History and Ourselves
http://www.facinghistory.org
National program engaging students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice and anti-Semitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry.

First Amendment Center: Religious Liberty in Public Schools
http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/rel_liberty/publicschools/Index.aspx
Articles, analyses and news items examining the role of religion in public schools.

Georgetown University Kennedy Institute of Ethics: High School Bioethics Curriculum Project
http://www3.georgetown.edu/research/nrcbl/hsbioethics/index.html
Provides high school teachers with materials, training and resources to incorporate bioethics cases, issues and discussions into their existing courses.

Good Character.com
http://www.goodcharacter.com/index.html
Myriad character education teaching and learning resources.

Interfaith Youth Core
http://www.ifyc.org/
Movement that encourages religious young people to strengthen their religious identities, foster interreligious understanding, and cooperate to serve the local and global community.

Josephson Institute of Ethics: Character Counts
http://www.charactercounts.org
Recognized approach to character education that seeks to fortify young people’s ethical values, categorized as the Six Pillars of Character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.

Junior Achievement: Learn About Ethics
http://studentcenter.ja.org/aspx/LearnEthics/
Provides lessons illustrating ethical business and personal behavior.

National Character Education Center
http://www.ethicsusa.com/elinks.cfm
Multiple links to ethics, character education and related topics.

New York Times Learning Network
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/
Online service for grades 3-12 students and teachers (and parents) that provides educational activities addressing timely issues and current events.

PBS: Using the News to Teach Religion
http://www.pbs.org/religion/teach
Video and web site resource for high school and college religion teachers demonstrating an approach to teaching about religion that incorporates reading and discussing the daily news.

Religious Studies in Secondary Schools
http://www.rsiss.net
A coalition of public, private independent, and Catholic secondary school teachers from U.S. and Canadian schools committed to the academic study of the world’s religious traditions and the ethical values, literatures, and cultures so inextricably linked to them.

Social Science Research Council: Youth Activism
http://ya.ssrc.org/
A Web forum that seeks to foster discussion, debate and analysis on young people as civic and political actors.

Understanding by Design Resources
http://www.ascd.org/portal/site/ascd/menuitem.6a270a3015fcac8d0987af19e3108a0c/
Framework for designing curriculum units, performance assessments and instruction that leads students to deep understanding of content being taught.

University of Pennsylvania: High School Bioethics Project
http://www.bioethics.upenn.edu/highschool
Provides resources to bridge science and ethics.

University of San Diego: Ethics Updates
http://ethics.sandiego.edu/
Provides resources and updates on current popular and professional literature that relates to ethics.

Worldview Education: Teaching About Religion
http://www.teachingaboutreligion.org
Provides academic information and teaching materials related to teaching religion in public schools.