Life Choices: A Character Game
A computer interactive game that gives students opportunities to
practice ethical decision making skills. A series of situations is
presented where the student must make a choice. The computer gives the
student immediate feedback by providing a consequence of the choices
made while playing the game. Reports are given at the end of the game,
summarizing how the student performed in some key elements of character.
Life Choices is included with the 8th Grade Teachers Edition.
online demo of this game.
A Time To Tell Youth Protection Video
A Time to Tell Youth Protection DVD is included with the latest
edition of the 8th grade teacher's edition. This presents different
scenes that help youth see strategies that are needed to keep them safe.
The DVD can play in English or Spanish. A meeting guide for A Time To
Tell which can be used with youth ages 11 thru 14. Guide is
available at the below link in English and Spanish.
For both the 7th and 8th Grade Builders program, a Student Workbook
is available. Each workbook come with the lesson plan activities printed
on perforated paper, ready to be used in the classroom. Student
workbooks can be ordered from your local Learning for Life Office.
Builders' Program (7th and 8th Grades)
The Builders' Program is a comprehensive, four-tier blend of elements
focusing on Character Education, Career Education, Building
Relationships, and Citizenship for students in the 7th and 8th grades.
Lesson plans in both the 7th and 8th grade books are designed to
reinforce social, academic, and career education skills in various
areas, such as critical and creative thinking, conflict resolution,
decision making, interpersonal relationships, practical life skills,
self-esteem, writing and language arts, citizenship, and personal
fitness. There are 44 lesson plans in each of the Builders' Books,
ranging in topics from "Peer Pressure: Who Can I Trust," to "Self
Assessment of Skills and Abilities," to "Problem Solving: The
Intricacies of Relating to Others." The lessons are action-oriented and
uses teaching techniques such as role-playing, small group discussions,
and reflective and moral-dilemmas exercises. In addition, many of the
same value-added features included with the Seekers', Discoverers', and
Challengers' Programs are also part of the Builders' Program, including
community speakers, mentors, outdoor experiences, field trips, and