ERIC Number: EJ790023
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: 13
The Man Who Could Have Been King: A Storyteller's Guide for Character Education
Sanchez, Tony R.
Journal of Social Studies Research, v30 n2 p3-9 Fall 2006
This article focuses upon the need for character education through examining and promoting the values demonstrated by historical storytelling and encouraging the adoption of values for citizenship development. It is noted that historical figures should not be chosen by political correctness but should be examined instead for their transcending values that perpetuate a democratic society. The storytelling strategy is advanced as the educator's vehicle for same and is dependent upon not only an accurate rendition but further guiding students to identify and analyze values as they may pertain to their own lives. The story of George Washington is provided as an example along with follow-up discussion questions and the results of a pilot study.
Descriptors: Story Telling, Discussion, Political Attitudes, Democracy, Personality, Values Education, Pilot Projects, Social Studies, Citizenship, Presidents, United States History, Middle School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
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