The Character Tree Announces Four New Video Lessons for Black History Month

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New educational videos highlight positive character traits exemplified by prominent African American figures

The Character Tree has created four new video lessons for Black History Month to help schools teach character development to first and second grade students.

The videos highlight the character traits of bravery and curiosity while recognizing the achievements of Ruby Bridges, Simone Biles, Mae Jemison, and George Washington Carver. Teachers and parents can sign up to access these and dozens of other videos for free through the end of the school year by visiting:

  The Character Tree, a new online resource for character development, uses engaging discussions, real-life examples from history, role modeling and hands-on materials to emphasize positive character traits such as kindness, bravery, hope, leadership, gratitude and perseverance.

 The subscription provides access to 32 videos suitable for first and second grade students. The videos feature adorable puppets asking and answering questions, as well as discussions about prominent figures. The lessons are standards-aligned and each comes with a teacher’s guide and printable resources for students.

 For more information about The Character Tree and to subscribe or view video samples, visit

 About Character Tree

The Character Tree is a division of Apperson, Inc. Since 1955 our mission has been to maximize potential. In the last 25 years, Apperson has become a recognized name in the education community. We advance educational and professional development by providing innovative services and solutions. We deliver exceptional customer service, driven by our core values of integrity, passion, respect, and teamwork. This results in greater knowledge and enriched outcomes for students, teachers, and business leaders, alike. For more, visit


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