Character Education


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Learning English, Math and Science is incredibly important. But, if we are not educating the next generation to be decent human beings to one another, then what’s the point of it all? Some of the world’s greatest problems could be solved if society had a greater sense of commitment. We don’t always need miracle solutions; sometimes we just need people to do what they said they were going to do. This is why we are focusing on Character Education programming in schools.

Because I said I would lessons are interdisciplinary learning tools designed for students that can be utilized by educators and counselors alike, to train the next generation about character, not only what it means to be a person of good character, but how to demonstrate good character in and outside of the classroom in order to be an agent of change. These lessons will help educators teach the importance of making and keeping promises to better humanity. The program’s instructional methods emphasize reflection, interaction, cooperation, deliberation, and discussion of complex and meaningful social and civic issues.

Download the Character Education Lessons

Because I said I would is releasing three Character Education Lesson plans at no cost for all to download. These lessons provide exciting and engaging materials that educators can easily use. They can be used to supplement a current lesson being taught or could be used as a standalone assignment. We know that each classroom and teacher is unique, in this way, the lessons are designed for adaptation to tailor to the needs of students pending on grade level, subject, and time frame. These lessons can be completed individually or as a group project.
Click this link to download the lessons.

Support Character Education

Your support allows us to expand upon lesson plans and to create evidenced based Character Education curriculum. We believe in the power of commitment. We’ve received hundreds of messages from teachers and students who are very eager to bring the because I said I would message to their schools and classrooms.
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Learn our Character Values

We have seven principles that guide the because I said I would movement. As a social movement and nonprofit about the importance of a promise, it’s important that we state our values and make a sincere attempt to live by them. Use our 7 Elements in your classroom.
Click this link to see the 7 Elements of Honor.

Share Your Story

Have you been using our Promise Cards or Lesson Plans in your classroom? Share your story with us. Inspire others. By sharing your story with others, you can help motivate others to achieve more in life.
Click this link to share your story with us.

About the Character Education Committee:
Because I said I would’s Character Education Lessons were created by a committee of educators and counselors in addition to staff at because I said I would. We would like to acknowledge and thank the committee who volunteered their time and expertise to help create because I said I would Character Education lessons. To view who is on the Character Education Committee, click here.