NJ Department of Education Best Practices in Character Education:  Elementary (K-5)

Are you looking for successful practices that address the educational needs of students and help them achieve New Jersey's Core Curriculum Content Standards? You’re in the right place! Below are examples of school programs that have received New Jersey Department of Education Best Practices awards in the Character Education / Citizenship category. Each example includes a detailed description of the practice, alignment with the Core Standards, program assessments, and ideas for replication and inclusion of special needs students.

Practice Grades School School NJ Core Curriculum Standards
Honor Our Heroes K-5 Yardville Elementary School 2003-04 1.1, 1.2, 2.2, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.2, 4.3, 6.1, 8.1, 9.1 and 9.2
Keep in Step with L.E.A.P K-5 Harrison School and Stony Brook School 2003-04 Conversion to most recent Curriculum Standards coming soon.
Kindness is Contagious K-4 Brigantine Elementary School 2003-04 Conversion to most recent Curriculum Standards coming soon.
Potholders R Us 2 Keyport Central School 2003-04 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1. 4.2, 4.3, 4.5, 6.2, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 9.1 and 9.2