There are nine chapters in the third grade manual. Each chapter consists of one word and opens with an age relevant working definition of that word. Each chapter also includes 4 activities, one of which is a coloring self-reflective activity. This allows for explicit teaching while implicit activities are included in the five ?life application? activities.
Further, each chapter includes 2 stories. All stories were written specifically for this curriculum and as a result students find them refreshing. Also included in the chapter are mentors and models and great quotations to enhance discussion, drawing and writing.
The Third Grade qualities and words are:
IQ – Respect, Imagine, Plan
EQ – Polite, Calm, Honesty
SQ – Citizenship, Kindness, Cooperation
Many feel character education & values based learning are new fields. Our research spans over three decades & covers a range of disciplines. Quest 4 Character – A Values for Life Program – is the result.
The program was born out of three over-arching questions:
1. What does it mean to be a human being?
2. What does it mean to express our true humanity?
3. How can I, as one human being, live an ordinary life in an extra-ordinary way.