We have tools for teachers to use with students. Here are ways to help students understand the morality in stories.
The Ethical Role Model Worksheet can be used in classes where people are discussed. It helps point out ethical characteristics to look for in one’s role model.
The 4 Component Model
- Ethical Sensitivity - Evidence of concern for others and awareness of the consequences of one's actions.
- Ethical Judgment - Shows characters deliberating about ethical choices.
- Ethical Focus - Addresses the ethical demand in the situation, prioritizing moral goals and responsibilities over selfish interests.
- Ethical Action - Has a character who takes several steps to reach a moral goal and perseveres to complete the ethical action.