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Below is a list of links that can be associated with SASO educational topics. 

I. SASO Topics and Associated Character Education Advocates
II. Character Education
III. Character Education in West Virginia

I. SASO Topics and Associated Character Education Advocates

SASO Topic: Academics

Goal Setting – Achieving Goals
http://www.goodcharacter.com/BCBC/Goals.html

Homework & Study Skills – Great Homework & Study Skills for High School and Middle School Students
http://www.homeworkandstudyskills.com/studylinks.html

How to Study
http://www.howtostudy.org/sitemap.php

MiddleSchool.Net – Student Test Taking Strategies
http://www.middleschool.net/tstquiz/test.htm

SASO Topic: Alcohol & Drugs

Alcohol Problems and Solutions
http://www2.potsdam.edu/hansondj/SiteIndex.html

Q&As: Teenagers-Underage Drinking
http://www.iihs.org/research/qanda/underage.html

Stop Underage Drinking
http://www.stopalcoholabuse.gov/

Underage Drinking – Why Do Adolescents Drink, What Are the Risks, and How Can Underage Drinking Be Prevented?
http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/AA67/AA67.htm

Adolescents and Substance Abuse – Alcohol Use – Drinking – Drugs – Teens
http://www.aspeneducation.com/factsheetsubstance.html

Drug War Facts – Adolescents
http://www.drugwarfacts.org/adolesce.htm

Focus Adolescent Services – Family Help in West Virginia
http://www.focusas.com/WestVirginia.html

SASO Topic: Bullying

Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center
http://www.pacer.org/bullying/?gclid=CM2XmKS-3rICFcyj4AodsS0ASw

Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
http://www.clemson.edu/olweus/

Palms Middle School – Anti-Bulling Program
http://www.palmsmiddleschool.org/anti-bullying-program

The Bullying Project
http://bullyingproject.com/curriculum/

Middle School Bully Lesson Plans
http://www.iu1.org/iss/bullying/mslessons.shtml

Recognizing Bullying
http://teachers.net/lessons/posts/4333.html

an Anti-Bullying Program
http://livingbullyfree.com/educators/

Powerpoint Lesson Plans
http://facs.pppst.com/bullying.html

School Bullies Prey on Children with Autism
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/03/school-bullies-prey-on-children-with-autism/

Bullying Prevention & Intervention – Resources for Parents of Middle School Students
http://respect.newton.k12.ma.us/resources-parents-middle-school-students

Teasing and Bullying Experiences of Middle School Students
http://jap.sagepub.com/content/10/4/165.abstract

Middle School Students Start Anti-Bullying Club at School
http://www.ksdk.com/news/article/319637/3/Middle-school-students-start-anti-bullying-club-at-school

It’s My Life
http://www.pbs.org/parents/itsmylife/lesson_plans/bullies_classroom_community.html

Beat Bullying
http://www.beatbullying.org/dox/resources/lesson-plans.html

SASO Topic: Caring & Compassion

A Real Struggle to Keep the Family Fed
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5018670

Caring Habits
http://www.caringhabits.org/

Caring – Compassion
http://www.goodcharacter.com/ISOC/Caring.html

Child and Adolescent Development, Learning, and Mental Disorders
http://www.childdevelopmentinfo.com/disorders/

National Foundation for Abused and Neglected Children
http://www.gangfreekids.org/

Philanthropy – The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy
http://www.oprah.com/entertainment/Oprah-Winfrey-Leadershilp-Academy-for-Girls

Q & A: The Causes Behind Hunger in America
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5021812

The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation
http://www.actsofkindness.org/

SASO Topic: Courage & Responsibility

Are You a Person of Courage?
http://www.goodcharacter.com/ISOC/Courage.html

A Teacher’s Guide to the Holocaust
http://fcit.usf.edu/holocaust/activity/MiddleSc.htm

Citizenship: Rights, Rules, and Responsibilities
http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ss5/b/citizrrrl.cfm

Heroines of Peace-The Nine Nobel Women
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/articles/heroines/index.html

Responsibility in Middle Schools
http://www.ehow.com/about_6522447_responsibility-middle-schools.html

Responsibility Lessons for Middle Schools
http://www.ehow.com/info_7992396_responsibility-lessons-middle-schools.html

Are You a Responsible Person?
http://www.goodcharacter.com/ISOC/Responsibility.html

Preparing for Middle School
http://homeworktips.about.com/od/makingthegrades/a/middleschool.htm

SASO Topic: Honesty

Children: Lying and Honesty
http://www.essortment.com/all/childrenlyingh_rfeb.htm

Cheating is a Personal Foul
http://www.glass-castle.com/clients/www-nocheating-org/adcouncil/research/cheatingfactsheet.html

21st-Century Cheating
http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=2142

Dealing with Dishonesty
http://teachers.net/gazette/JUL08/archive/

How to Prevent Cheating in Middle and High School
http://teachers.net/gazette/JUL08/cheating/

The Ease of Cheating in School
http://suite101.com/article/the-ease-of-cheating-in-school-a51689

Children and Lying
http://www.familymanagement.com/facts/english/facts44.html

SASO Topic: Humility & Behavior

A Lesson Plan for Middle School Students
http://www.ces.purdue.edu/extmedia/CFS/CFS-736-W.pdf

About Middle Schoolers
http://www.sfpcn.org/Middle%20School%20Students.htm

Adolescent Behavior Problems
http://www.psywww.com/resource/selfhelp/adolescence.html

Tips to Help Students Who are Acting Out 
http://www.brighthub.com/education/k-12/articles/7900.aspx

SASO Topic: Perseverance

Middle School Perseverance and Accepting Help
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoW41D_PsGs

Perseverance
http://www.kidsinco.com/our-values/perseverance/

Amazing Kids of Character: Portraits of Perseverance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7vouKO84oI

How to Teach Kids Perseverance and Goal-Setting
http://www.parents.com/parenting/better-parenting/style/how-to-teach-kids-perseverance-goal-setting/

Tiger Up: Learning Perseverance
https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/teaching-learning-perseverance

Instilling Perseverance in Children
http://www.kellybear.com/TeacherArticles/TeacherTip58.html

SASO Topic: Reputation

Peer Pressure Among Adolescents
http://www.aspeneducation.com/factsheetpeerpressure.html

Preparing Youth for Peer Pressure
http://parentingteens.about.com/cs/peerpressure/a/peerpressure.htm

Adolescent Peer Pressure – Wanting to Fit In
http://ezinearticles.com/?Adolescent-Peer-Pressure-Wanting-to-Fit-In&id=1417788

How to Lose a Bad Reputation
http://www.ehow.com/how_2386258_lose-bad-reputation.html

How to Get Rid of Your Bad Reputation
http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Your-Bad-Reputation

Quiz: Are You Ready to Change Your Rep?
http://teenadvice.about.com/library/teenquiz/12/blnewrepquiz.htm

Overcoming Bad Friendships—Growing Up When Others Can’t
http://lowellwriter.hubpages.com/hub/Overcoming-Bad-Friendships

SASO Topic: Self-Confidence, Be Yourself, Believe in Yourself

Enhancing Self-Esteem
http://www.goodcharacter.com/BCBC/SelfEsteem.html

Positive Self Image and Self Esteem
http://www.mtstcil.org/skills/image-intro.html

Self-Image in Recovery
http://www.coping.org/selfesteem/lifestyle/self.htm

The Power of Self-Esteem—Build It and They Will Flourish
http://www.amle.org/Publications/MiddleGround/Articles/October2007/Article1/tabid/1510/Default.aspx

Self-Esteem Can Take Hit in Cruel Middle School Years
http://www.parentdish.com/2010/02/16/self-esteem-can-take-hit-in-cruel-middle-school-years/

Self-Esteem in Middle School
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plan/self-esteem-middle-school

SASO Topic: Self-Respect and Respect

Education World: Curriculum: Middle School Teachers, Students, Combat Teasing
http://www.education-world.com/a_curr/curr327.shtml

Respect and Sports
http://www.goodcharacter.com/Respect5.html

Respect – Respecting Others
http://www.goodcharacter.com/BCBC/RespectingOthers.html

Activities on Respect for Middle School Students
http://www.ehow.com/list_5786929_activities-respect-middle-school-students.html

How to Teach Rules of Respect to Middle School Students
http://www.ehow.com/how_8229967_teach-respect-middle-school-students.html

Are You a Respectful Person?
http://www.goodcharacter.com/ISOC/Respect.html

SASO Topic: Sportsmanship

Middle School PSA – Good Sportsmanship
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1u7bTTush4

How to Teach Your Child about Healthy Competition
http://www.greatschools.org/parenting/motivation-confidence/4239-teach-your-child-about-healthy-competition-video.gs

GoodCharacter.com Monthly Newsletter
http://www.goodcharacter.com/newsletter-july2010.htm

Sportsmanship
http://kidshealth.org/parent/emotions/behavior/sportsmanship.html

What is Good Sportsmanship?
http://www.scoutermom.com/6961/good-sportsmanship/

10 Acts of Good Sportsmanship
http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/60379

Teaching Good Sportsmanship
http://life.familyeducation.com/sports/parenting/36484.html

SASO Topic: Teamwork

Teamwork Lesson for Learning to Work Together (6th Grade)
http://lessons.atozteacherstuff.com/76/teamwork/

Teaching Tips: Team Building Activities for Middle School Students
http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/742

Teambuilding Activities for 7th Graders
http://www.ehow.com/info_7963678_teambuilding-activities-7th-graders.html

Teamwork Activities for Middle Schoolers
http://www.ehow.com/info_7864680_teamwork-activities-middle-schoolers.html

Team Building Activities for Kids in the Classroom
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBK14LPVudU

Team Building Activities for Middle to High School Students
http://blog.quickschools.com/2009/12/08/team-building-activities-for-middle-to-high-school-students/

SASO Topic: Values

Teaching Guide: You and Your Values (for grades 5 to 9) 
http://www.goodcharacter.com/BCBC/Values.html

Character Education: Free Worksheets for Middle School and Junior High
http://www.abcteach.com/free/v/values_courage_upperelem.pdf

Classroom Games for Development of Good Values
http://www.ehow.com/list_6083125_classroom-games-development-good-values.html

Examples of Family Values
http://family.lovetoknow.com/about-family-values/examples-family-values

II. Character Education

Character Counts!
http://www.charactercounts.org/

Character Education at the Center for the Advancement of Ethics and Character at Boston University School of Education
http://www.bu.edu/education/caec/

Character Education Network
http://www.charactered.net/

Foundations for Life
http://www.ffl-essays.org/

goodcharacter.com
http://www.goodcharacter.com/

International Center for Leadership in Education
http://www.daggett.com/

National Center for Youth Issues
http://www.ncyi.org/www

National Center on Youth Transition
http://www.tipstars.org

Project Wisdom
http://www.projectwisdom.com/

The Giraffe Heroes Project
http://www.giraffe.org/

The Partnerships in Character Education Project Program
http://www.ed.gov/programs/charactered/awards.html

III. Character Education in West Virginia

http://wvde.state.wv.us/healthyschools/section1/BackgroundonCharacterEducation.htm

http://wvde.state.wv.us/healthyschools/section1/CharacterEducation.htm

http://wvde.state.wv.us/directory/office/Office+of+Healthy+Schools/HB2008-§18-2-13