“The Character Tree” Positive Development Free Online Lessons for Elementary Students Newly Launched by Apperson, Inc.

To support schools in providing character education as part of their work to teach the whole child, Apperson, Inc, has announced the launch of The Character Tree, a new character development online resource for first and second grade students that provides appealing online video lessons to teach children about positive character traits. The Character Tree uses engaging discussions, real-life examples from history, role modeling, and hands-on materials to emphasize positive character traits such as kindness, bravery, hope, leadership, gratitude, and perseverance. The subscription, which is free for the 2019-20 school year, provides access to 32 videos featuring puppets asking and answering questions, as well as discussions about historic figures such as Rosa Parks and Jane Goodall. The lessons are standards-aligned and each comes with a teacher’s guide and printable resources for students. Teachers and parents can sign up for free access to The Character Tree for the 2019-2020 school year by visiting: https://charactertree.com/sign-up/#join, and for more info and to subscribe or view video samples, visit https://charactertree.com/.