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Developing Character

Higher-Level Thinking Questions

Miguel Kagan (Grades 3–12)

  • Hundreds of ready-to-use thinking questions on 16 Developing Character concepts including citizenship, leadership, patience, values and morals, courage and more.
  • Questions are crafted to generate critical and creative thinking for character development.
  • Includes reproducible prompts for journal writing and activities for student-generated questions.
  • Questions are provided in convenient reproducible question card format, perfect for engaging cooperative questioning and analytical thinking.
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Respect! Responsibility! Integrity! Honesty! How do you develop these valued character traits? In this book of questions, you will find hundreds of questions, quotations, and dilemmas to explore and develop character. Use quotations by famous folks as a springboard for writing and discussing, such as the following by Anne Frank: "The final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands. Why is your character ultimately your own responsibility?" Use dilemmas to have students evaluate their own values and behaviors: "If someone doesn't treat you with the respect you deserve, would you treat them with the respect they don't deserve? Why or why not?" And have students examine their own traits and those of others with provocative questions such as: "Are there ever situations where it is best to say something you don't believe?" Questions are provided in convenient reproducible question card format, perfect for the engaging cooperative questioning activities provided. 160 pages.

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Teachers are understanding of why we should be teaching Character Education but as always, are asked to pull lessons out of their hats. They are asked to not only develop character in students but to develop the means with which to do it! Again, someone at Kagan decided to make teachers' lives a bit easier.

We can preach integrity, honesty, and many other virtues but this book puts these character traits into practice with structures. I recently did a lesson on integrity and honesty and we used the questions from this book in a Mix Pair Discuss as the set to the lesson. Students were then asked to go out and find examples of integrity and lack of integrity. When we charted the results, some of the very same examples covered in the questions in the book were witnessed by students. This must mean that the questions in this book are true to life questions!!!

I would bet that this book would also be a great resource for Sunday School teachers!