Challengers' Program (5th—6th Grades)
Specifically designed for the cognitive and developmental levels
of 5th and 6th grade students, the Challengers' Program continues
Learning for Life's character education emphasis by integrating
components of both the Seekers' and Discoverers' Program. The
Challengers' Program focuses on the same 8 character traits as
Seekers' and Discoverers: 1) Respect, 2) Responsibility, 3)
Honesty/Trust, 4) Caring/Fairness, 5) Perseverance, 6)
Self-Discipline, 7) Courage, and 8) Citizenship. Life Skill themes
such as Money Management and Fire Safety are an added feature.
The 61 age appropriate, grade specific lesson plans in each of
the Challengers' books focus on topics such as "Being Responsible,"
"Making Good Decisions," "Code of Ethics," "Empathy," etc. The
lesson plans are geared to a higher-level of cognitive and
developmental learning than the Seekers' and Discoverers' lessons.
Teachers can send to the student's parent/guardian the "Home/Family
Activity Worksheet" which is included with each lesson. It can be
used as an extension to reinforce the character trait in the home
The Challengers' Program, like the Discoverers' Program, also
comes with a "SuferSafe" CD-Rom game for students. However, the game
for Challengers' is completely different from the Discoverers' game,
and offers more difficult scenarios to enhance their critical
thinking skills. See the
online demo of this game.
Like the Seekers and Discoverers Program, Challengers have a set
of 15 stickers and honor charts specific to the program.
Other value added features in the Challengers' Program are:
community speakers, mentors, outdoor experiences, field trips, and