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ERIC Number: ED345875
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 50
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Council for Religion in Independent Schools, P.O. Box 40613, Washington, DC 20016.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Religion in Independent Schools, Washington, DC.