Character Building Through Choices and Challenges
Robert Bohlken, Ph.D
Copyright 2013 Robert Bohlken, Ph.D.
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The core of effective character education is promoting positive behavior. In these short stories, students help solve problems encountered by the compassionate, optimistic Mukies. These clever characters show that by being open-minded and truly listening to one another , issues such as racism, violence and aggression can be avoided. Each chapter has an introduction to the character traits emphasized and ends with activities and questions for discussion.
Introduction - Character building
Meet the Mukies -an overview of the Mukie Nation
An Ounce of Prevention - problem-solving, decision making
The Happy But Unhappy Mukie - self esteem, contentment, happiness
Crossing the Line - friendship. trust, courage, risk taking, cooperation
What Handicap? - mutual respect, love, caring, relationships