The seventh grade curriculum is focused on attitudes that will support success and achievement. In the first three chapters the activities, life scenarios, stories, and quotations center on making a difference, stretching our comfort zones to achieve and contribute more and having a positive attitude in life. The final chapter entitled ‘Choices and Consequences’. It is about helping students successfully navigate the challenging ocean of life with all the options available to them in today’s culture.
In the seventh grade manual there are four chapters. Below are the chapter titles with thekey IQ, EQ or SQ character words highlighted therein.
Chapter 1: I Am the Difference; Self-awareness; Self-respect
Chapter 2: Breaking Out (of our comfort zone); Initiative; Courage
Chapter 3: Attitude (is everything); Respond Vs React; Self-control
Chapter 4: Choices and Consequences; Forethought and Consideration
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.