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Title Profiles in character : twenty-six stories that will instruct and inspire teenagers / edited by Max Malikow.

Published Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson  158.0835 PROF    AVAILABLE
Physical description xx, 117 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 109-117)
Contents I Adaptability 1 -- Blindsided / Richard Cohen -- Tragic Optimism -- Abraham Lincoln's Depression -- II Altruism 11 -- Three Cases of Self-Sacrifice -- Into the Sun / Kay Redfield Jamison -- III Authenticity 17 -- What does it mean to be real? -- IV Compassion 23 -- Illyssa / Tim Green -- A Child Shall Lead Them / Dale Hansen Bourke -- V Courage 31 -- Heroic Acts -- VI Empathy 35 -- My Name Is Jane Doe Too! / Anonymous -- VII Endurance 39 -- Ice Bowl -- VIII Forgiveness 43 -- Sunflower -- IX Happiness 49 -- Who is happy and why? -- X Honesty 57 -- Pastor and the Pie -- XI Humility 61 -- Elie Wiesel: An Exceptional Teacher -- XII Integrity 65 -- Francesca's Decision -- Joe Louis' Debt -- XIII Loyalty 73 -- Uriah -- XIV Perseverance 77 -- Cutting and Running -- XV Responsibility 81 -- Exploding Pintos -- Addiction and Responsibility -- Going Crazy in Texas? A Teen's Affair / Abigail Van Buren -- XVI Thoughtfulness 91 -- On Education and E.T. / Peter Kreeft -- XVII Wisdom 99 -- Papa, the Educator / Leonard Buscaglia -- Parable of Shlomo -- A Philosopher Almost Commits Suicide.
Summary "Compassion, courage, honesty, integrity, loyalty, responsibility, and wisdom are qualities we all admire and desire for our children as well as ourselves. Profiles in Character presents twenty-six inspirational and thoughtful stories illustrating seventeen universally admired virtues. This is a book written for teachers by a teacher. These stories will instruct and inspire students and provide material for "teaching in the affective domain." Since each story can be read in five minutes or less and is accompanied by discussion questions and follow-up activities, the stories can be used as brief devotionals or to occupy a full class period. Each virtue is illustrated by one to three stories and can be implemented from middle school to graduate school as part of students' character education. These classroom-tested stories provide enough material to make a substantial contribution to a character education curriculum."--Publisher's website.
Other author Malikow, Max.
Subject Teenagers -- Conduct of life -- Anecdotes.
Character -- Anecdotes.
ISBN 9780761836865 (hbk. : acid-free paper)
0761836861 (hbk. : acid-free paper)
9780761836872 (paperback: acid-free paper)
076183687X (paperback: acid-free paper)