The Character Tree is providing parents with free access to video lessons that help teach children about racism and tolerance

The Character Tree is providing parents with free access to video lessons that help teach children about racism and tolerance

The Character Tree is providing parents with free access to video lessons that help teach children about racism and tolerance. The episodes, each hosted by a real first grade teacher, pair a character trait such as kindness or bravery with an influential person such as Dr. Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks. They are suited for children in grades K-2 and can be used to help teach about discrimination, racism and tolerance.

Episodes include:

  • “Perseverance & Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.”
  • “Bravery & Ruby Bridges”
  • “Integrity & Rosa Parks”
  • “Kindness & Mister Fred Rogers”
  • “Curiosity & George Washington Carver”
  • “Hope & Bob Marley”
  • “Curiosity & Mae Jemison”
  • “Hope & Misty Copeland”

Teachers and parents can sign up to access the videos for free through July 31 by visiting: https://charactertree.com/sign-up/#join.

The Character Tree is an online resource for character development that uses engaging discussions, real-life examples from history, role modeling, and hands-on materials to emphasize positive character traits. The lessons are all standards-aligned. A subscription includes the entire collection of videos as well as printable activities and teachers’ guides.