Core Virtues Resource Guide
This literature-based program has as its goal the cultivation of character through the promotion of basic moral, civic, and intellectual virtues. The virtues highlighted each month are common ground, consensus virtues and not controversial social or political agendas. Such “core virtues” as: respect, responsibility, diligence, honesty, generosity, perseverance, courage, faithfulness, compassion, openness to inquiry, and humility in the face of facts. The program employs quality children’s literature to help children fall in love with the good, and to cultivate a vocabulary of virtue. The objective is to ignite the imagination of the young, inspiring them to do and be their best.
The book includes: an overview of the program’s philosophical and historical underpinnings, a strategy for implementation, a month-by-month sequence for teaching consensus virtues on a three year cycle; grade specific goals for kindergarten to sixth grade; reproducible definitions of the virtues keyed to various grade levels; and an extensive resource guide (bibliography) to quality children’s literature organized by virtue. Its last update was 2008.
More recent literature (2008-2020) is chronicled on our website under the monthly tabs, hero tabs, and holiday tabs.
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