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Ethics Curricula

With more than 25 years of experience in creating curricula, the Center offers a variety of lesson plans and course modules for middle, high school, and college students in addition to its online courses for students and professionals.

Character Education Lesson Plans

Character education curricula integrate ethics into the language arts, world history, U.S. history, human science, and earth science.

Online Courses in Business Ethics 

The Center offers two Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in business ethics, including Business Ethics for the Real World, an introduction, and Creating an Ethical Corporate Culture, aimed at managers and executives.  We also offer Good Campaigning, a course for candidates for political office on running an ethical campaign.

How to Run an Ethical Political Campaign--and Win

A two-hour MOOC offers candidates, campaign managers and consultants, and other interested students an introduction to ethical campaigning.

Architects of Peace On-line Curriculum

Featuring the portraits of famed photographer Michael Collopy, this curriculum offers biographies of peacemakers, their reflections on peace, and lesson plans for teachers.

Build. Plant. Grow. Faith Formation Curriculum 

Tied to the Catholic Lectionary, Build.Plant.Grow provides character education lessons for schools and parishes using readings from the Bible and children's literature.

Your Privacy Online 

Your Privacy Online can be incorporated into a variety of university and high school level classes.

Software Engineering Ethics Module 

Designed to be dropped into engineering classes, this one or two-session module can be used by instructors with no prior experience in teaching ethics.

Digital Journalism Ethics Resources for Newsrooms and Classrooms

Videos and other material explore ethical issues in online reporting.

Thinking Ethically About the Environment

This short course helps students - from high school to adult learners - to recognize and use moral language to describe how they value the earth. 

Teaching Module on the Papal Encyclical on the Environment

A resource on "Laudato Si'" includes excerpts from the document and teaching notes.

Religion, Ethics, and Politics in World Affairs

Designed to be of use to diplomats, religious leaders, university faculty and students, and the general public, these materials explore the subject internationall, regionally, and by country.