Discovering the Real Me on Facebook Units

About Discovering the Real Me

Character education is an area of growing interest and popularity. Concerned parents, community leaders, and educators are beginning to realize that conventional education is incomplete when it comes to nurturing the character and personality of students. At the same time, political, social, and religious leaders are also recognizing that to achieve genuine peace in the world, we must nurture societies full of people with good characters. As a result of the inspiration and thought of these concerned individuals, a movement has sprung up focused on character formation in our children and youth.

The Discovering the Real Me series represents a unique collaboration of an international team of educators and writers. This curriculum (1st through 12th grade) focuses on issues specifically addressed for each age group but you are free to use any level for similar aged children.

Discovering the Real Me UNITS

The Discovering the Real Me curriculum available in the units of this Facebook group, can provide an opportunity for families to have ongoing discussions on pertinent themes.. Many families enjoy making time each week to complete the Discovering the Real Me lessons because it helps them make a habit of communicating on deeper issues of life while giving each child in the family their special time. 

This Discovering the Real Me series was inspired by Dr. and Mrs. Sun Myung Moon and supported by the Universal Peace Federation, a global movement, led by a worldwide network of Ambassadors for Peace from all professional fields, who, transcending barriers of race, religion, nationality and culture, pursue lasting peace for all humanity, through a life of service to others.

Elementary Levels 1-4: The elementary school curriculum focuses on classic fairy tales which were designed to take children on a voyage into a more peaceful and righteous world. Utilizing themes from Aesop’s Fables, the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Anderson, the stories aim at building character in children, often using animal or magical characters which are universally appealing to young children.

Middle School Levels 5-8: From ten to fourteen years of age, children become adolescents. Their worlds are turned upside down as they develop feelings for the opposite sex and their bodies go through enormous changes, often creating tumultuous challenges. The Discovering the Real Me curriculum for this age uses realistic life situations and utilizes moral dilemmas and decision-making in order to lead the students to make better choices in their lives. Paramount in this period of discovery is a need to find purpose and meaning in life and to develop a positive identity.

High School Levels 9-12: Youth aged fourteen to eighteen years of age look at the world in a much more complex manner than they did in their younger years. The complexity of their developmental tasks can make these years challenging, particularly in today’s socially toxic environment. The curriculum presents stories and situations with themes of the development of virtues such as mutual respect, taking responsibility, developing empathy and compassion, and learning how to be productive citizens. Themes of leadership, communication and relationship skills, and preparing for life in society beyond high school are also explored.