ERIC Number: ED402213
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Values in Action: A Middle School Ethics Course.
Eliot, Carol; And Others
This course guide provides a framework for teaching an ethics course, developed for eighth-graders, that explores the development of values, the decision-making process, and the role of community. Class objectives, procedures, and assignments for 48 class periods are divided into 10 units. Student handouts along with unit assignment lists, homework worksheets, and suggestions for supplementary materials and outside resources are included. Divided into two parts, part 1, "Sources of Values," contains the units: (1) "Introduction: Developing a Working Relationship"; (2) "Personal Values"; (3) "Family Values"; (4) "School Values"; and (5) "Cultural Values: Religious and Political Codes." Part 2, "Integrity: Values in Action," includes the units: (1) "Introduction and Notes on the Final Project"; (2) "Compassion: 'The Elephant Man'"; (3) "Human Dignity: Mohandas Gandhi"; (4) "Courage: 'The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman'"; (5) "Respect and Human Rights: 'Black Like Me'"; and (6) "Conclusion: Take a Stand." (EH)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Culture, Decision Making, Decision Making Skills, Ethical Instruction, Ethics, Grade 8, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Moral Values, Multicultural Education, Religion, Social Studies, Values Education
Council for Religion in Independent Schools, 4405 East-West Highway, #506, Bethesda, MD 20814; phone: (301) 657-0912.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Council for Religion in Independent Schools, Bethesda, MD.