Listed below are resources and opportunities available to support Learning for Life.
- Drug Abuse Prevention for Teens is a supplement
to the Learning for Life program, developed jointly by Learning for Life
and the Drug Enforcement Agency.
- Character Quest can be used by teachers as a
strategy for teaching the Learning for Life elementary lesson plans in an after-school
- Download sample forms, including the Student
Career Interest Survey, Student Questionnaires, and Teachers Assessment.
- See our resource catalog
for a listing of resources that are available from your local Learning for Life Service
- Safety First Learning for Life Guidelines provides guidelines that address the
need to protect participants from potential hazards. A copy of the guidelines is
- Welcome to Learning for Life: An Orientation video features top educators and
businesspeople who have endorsed Learning for Life.
- What Is Learning for Life? Fact sheet summarizes pertinent information about
Learning for Life.
- Learning for Life Sample Lesson Plans booklet includes one lesson plan from each
of the 6 school based programs. Also has lessons from the Drug Abuse Prevention Education
Lessons and the Champions Transition Lesson Plans. A CD ROM, Welcome to Learning for Life.
Sample lessons are also on line.
- Computer games on CD-ROM
- Super Safe - A new interactive game is now featured for Grades 3-6. The game is called
Super Safe and there is one version for 3rd and 4th graders while the second version
for the 5th and 6th graders. The game talks students through real life situations
where they must make a choice. Gamers can't continue until they have made the "super
safe" or correct choice. Each section needs with a review for the student and most
sections feature a printable parental notes page. The game is built around the
- Unsupervised children: what to do to be safe at home
- Internet safety: how and why to avoid giving out personal information
- Bullying: skills to avoid and resolve bullying situations
- Deadly Weapons: reviews consequences of playing with such items
- Verbal Abuse: how to handle it as a victim; how to make sure you don't initiate it
- Youth Protection: guidelines for adult and child interactions
- Life Choices: A Character Game - This game is for the Builders program for 7th and 8th
graders. It features real life scenarios where students must make a decision from two
choices presented. Once a student makes a choice, they receive an immediate consequence
and then it is on to another situation. The game tracks student responses and will
report at the end of game how they performed. The game concludes with a students
recognized at school assemblies or a journal see how the consequences of the
- Life Choices: a Career Game - This game is for the Navigators program for high school
participants. Here students are presented moral situations where an ethical choice is
required. Students make their choice and receive the consequence. Their choices build
up icons on the screen, some positive, others negative that come into play at the end
of game. The conclusion of the game is an interactive job interview. This is
conducted with the student who will have to refer to his icons to continue the
interview. The message here is that choices have consequences that may be long
- Teacher's Editions: The lesson plans have been revised for Grades K-6. Each of the
61 lesson plans and activities have been reviewed and updated where needed. Lessons are
divided into 8 character traits and a series of Life Skills. Also the Family/Home
Activities are now on a separate page with more items to reinforce character.
- Student Workbooks new student workbook is available for grades K-6. Each book
has all the activities and Home/Family Activities ready for classroom use. Each book
is meant to be a consumable item each year for each student.
- Celebrate Character: a supplemental program for families of elementary aged
students to work at home on the 8 character traits and life skills found in the program.
- Drug Abuse Prevention Education Lesson Plans Here are substance abuse lesson
plans for grades K-6 for classroom teachers to use. Each grade features age appropriate
and grade specific activities to develop the skills young people need to avoid the
trap of substance abuse. Most grades feature posters and pre/post assessment
- The Builders Program for 7th and 8th Grade Teacher's Edition: There is a book
for each grade with 44 age appropriate/grade specific lesson plans. The lesson are
dived into four sections:
- Character Education Lessons
- Building Relationship Lessons
- Citizenship Lessons
- Career Education Lessons
- € Leadership Development Guidebook for Teenage Youth
- Navigators Program: Book One: A Personal Compass for Daily Living. This set of
lesson plans is divided into chapters that include:
Book Two: A Roadmap for the Future. And this set has:
- Habits of Character
- Ethical Dilemmas
- Service to Others
- DVD: Personal Safety Awareness (youth protection)
- Career Education
- College Life
- Life Skills
- Life Choices: A Career Game CD ROM
- Program Assessment This is a series of pre and post instruments used by teachers
and students to measure growth in knowledge and application of character traits found in
There is a sheet for students in each grade 2-6, one for 7th and 8th program
and one for the Senior high School program. The teacher observation form is the same for
The reporting software makes pre and post assessment results available
to use as a planning tool for the program.
- Sample Lesson Plans: A convenient listing
of all sample contents pages and lesson plans from the programs above.
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