ERIC Number: ED345875
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
CRIS Tales: Moral Dilemmas for Young School Children.
Harriss, Susan C.
This document contains a series of short case studies, called "tales" throughout the text, that describe moral dilemmas that arise in the lives of school-aged children. The tales are intended to help children develop their moral judgment and are meant to be read by teachers to their class. Suggestions for classroom use are provided. A tale intended for children in kindergarten through grade 2 addresses issues of ownership and property. Three tales for children in grades 1 through 3 address issues of loyalty and kindness; competition, honesty, and pride; and religious identity and tolerance. The issues of self-esteem, ethnic identity, racism, and loyalty are considered in a tale for 1st through 4th graders. Three tales for children in grades 3 through 5 cover the issues of loyalty and self-esteem; competition and honesty; and parental pressure, self-discipline, and respect for the elderly. Two tales for 4th and 5th graders address issues of gender identity, sexism, and aggression; and loyalty, coping with physical anomalies, and trust. Each tale includes a list of the moral issues addressed, an introduction for the teacher's use, and a series of questions that the teacher can ask the students. (BC)
Descriptors: Altruism, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Ethical Instruction, Friendship, Honesty, Moral Development, Moral Issues, Moral Values, Self Esteem, Story Reading, Value Judgment
Council for Religion in Independent Schools, P.O. Box 40613, Washington, DC 20016.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Religion in Independent Schools, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Fairness; Loyalty