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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

Homework & Study Skills – Great Homework & Study Skills for High School and Middle School Students

How to Study

MiddleSchool.Net – Student Test Taking Strategies

SASO Topic: Alcohol & Drugs

Alcohol Problems and Solutions

Q&As: Teenagers-Underage Drinking

Stop Underage Drinking

Underage Drinking – Why Do Adolescents Drink, What Are the Risks, and How Can Underage Drinking Be Prevented?

Adolescents and Substance Abuse – Alcohol Use – Drinking – Drugs – Teens

Drug War Facts – Adolescents

Focus Adolescent Services – Family Help in West Virginia

SASO Topic: Bullying

Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center

Olweus Bullying Prevention Program

Palms Middle School – Anti-Bulling Program

The Bullying Project

Middle School Bully Lesson Plans

Recognizing Bullying

an Anti-Bullying Program

Powerpoint Lesson Plans

School Bullies Prey on Children with Autism

Bullying Prevention & Intervention – Resources for Parents of Middle School Students

Teasing and Bullying Experiences of Middle School Students

Middle School Students Start Anti-Bullying Club at School

It’s My Life

Beat Bullying

SASO Topic: Caring & Compassion

A Real Struggle to Keep the Family Fed

Caring Habits

Caring – Compassion

Child and Adolescent Development, Learning, and Mental Disorders

National Foundation for Abused and Neglected Children

Philanthropy – The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy

Q & A: The Causes Behind Hunger in America

The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation

SASO Topic: Courage & Responsibility

Are You a Person of Courage?

A Teacher’s Guide to the Holocaust

Citizenship: Rights, Rules, and Responsibilities

Heroines of Peace-The Nine Nobel Women

Responsibility in Middle Schools

Responsibility Lessons for Middle Schools

Are You a Responsible Person?

Preparing for Middle School

SASO Topic: Honesty

Children: Lying and Honesty

Cheating is a Personal Foul

21st-Century Cheating

Dealing with Dishonesty

How to Prevent Cheating in Middle and High School

The Ease of Cheating in School

Children and Lying

SASO Topic: Humility & Behavior

A Lesson Plan for Middle School Students

About Middle Schoolers

Adolescent Behavior Problems

Tips to Help Students Who are Acting Out

SASO Topic: Perseverance

Middle School Perseverance and Accepting Help


Amazing Kids of Character: Portraits of Perseverance

How to Teach Kids Perseverance and Goal-Setting

Tiger Up: Learning Perseverance

Instilling Perseverance in Children

SASO Topic: Reputation

Peer Pressure Among Adolescents

Preparing Youth for Peer Pressure

Adolescent Peer Pressure – Wanting to Fit In

How to Lose a Bad Reputation

How to Get Rid of Your Bad Reputation

Quiz: Are You Ready to Change Your Rep?

Overcoming Bad Friendships—Growing Up When Others Can’t

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

Enhancing Self-Esteem

Positive Self Image and Self Esteem

Self-Image in Recovery

The Power of Self-Esteem—Build It and They Will Flourish

Self-Esteem Can Take Hit in Cruel Middle School Years

Self-Esteem in Middle School

SASO Topic: Self-Respect and Respect

Education World: Curriculum: Middle School Teachers, Students, Combat Teasing

Respect and Sports

Respect – Respecting Others

Activities on Respect for Middle School Students

How to Teach Rules of Respect to Middle School Students

Are You a Respectful Person?

SASO Topic: Sportsmanship

Middle School PSA – Good Sportsmanship

How to Teach Your Child about Healthy Competition Monthly Newsletter


What is Good Sportsmanship?

10 Acts of Good Sportsmanship

Teaching Good Sportsmanship

SASO Topic: Teamwork

Teamwork Lesson for Learning to Work Together (6th Grade)

Teaching Tips: Team Building Activities for Middle School Students

Teambuilding Activities for 7th Graders

Teamwork Activities for Middle Schoolers

Team Building Activities for Kids in the Classroom

Team Building Activities for Middle to High School Students

SASO Topic: Values

Teaching Guide: You and Your Values (for grades 5 to 9)

Character Education: Free Worksheets for Middle School and Junior High

Classroom Games for Development of Good Values

Examples of Family Values

II. Character Education

Character Counts!

Character Education at the Center for the Advancement of Ethics and Character at Boston University School of Education

Character Education Network

Foundations for Life

International Center for Leadership in Education

National Center for Youth Issues

National Center on Youth Transition

Project Wisdom

The Giraffe Heroes Project

The Partnerships in Character Education Project Program

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