Character Minutes

Grades K-5

These minute long clips focus on positive character traits, such as work ethic, perseverance, fortitude, and the ability to work as part of a team. Each segment features a prominent person in the community, including Jack Leggett, baseball coach Clemson University; Patti Just, former anchor at WJWJ-TV; and Charles Austin, former chief of police in Columbia.

The short, concise programs, each exactly one minute in duration, contain valuable content that could be used in a weekly school news program, as a writing activity in a language arts class, or as a discussion topic. (From our Streamline collection)

Harry Dent: Integrity | Character Minutes
Harry Dent: Integrity | Character Minutes

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You can make a mistake, but you must always be honest and have integrity. You will be respected for being honest, and admitting you were wrong, and you will do better.
Patti Just: Confidence | Character Minutes
Patti Just: Confidence | Character Minutes

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It was very hard to deal with, when people wouldn't hire Patti because of her disability. But she had confidence in herself and knew she could do the job, and kept looking for someone who would give...
Chief Austin: Courage | Character Minutes
Chief Austin: Courage | Character Minutes

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Chief Austin defines courage as the ability to identify what is right and stand up against that which is wrong. Sometimes it's so tough because people will pressure you to do wrong, but by finding...

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