SocialSmarts® Announces “Our Founders’ Keepers™” Curriculum to Highlight American History and Character

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In an effort to support valuable, but dwindling student learning on American History and historical figures, The PoliteChild, Inc. today announced the launch of “Our Founders’ Keepers,” a new standalone curriculum for Elementary/Primary grade levels.

In an effort to support valuable, but dwindling student learning on American History and historical figures, The PoliteChild, Inc. today announced the launch of “Our Founders’ Keepers,” a new standalone curriculum for Elementary/Primary grade levels.

Based on concepts introduced in SocialSmarts’ lauded Exploring the Virtues™ series, Our Founders' Keepers provides biographical studies and stories about our nation’s Founding Fathers, highlighting the virtues for which they were known and respected, and teaches an important history lesson at the same time.

“Today, with the emphasis on test scores and academic achievement in the areas of reading, writing, math and science, American History is often put aside to focus on what’s only being tested.,” said Corinne Gregory, President and Founder of The PoliteChild, creator of SocialSmarts. The program is the leading educational program dedicated to developing social skills, positive character and values in students from PK-G12. “Our young people are missing a huge part of important learning: who they are, where they came from, why our country was born, and what it stands for.”

Our Founders' Keepers looks to fill that gap in student learning by providing quick, concise lessons for teachers to offer in their classrooms. Each core lesson is designed to take 20 minutes, but includes additional suggested activities and resources such as books, websites, and games teachers can use to expand on the core lessons as time and interest allows. Initial character studies will include such Founding Fathers as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, Patrick Henry, Paul Revere, Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Adams and many more. Subsequent releases will focus on other important leaders in our nation’s history, those people who have helped form our country in the past, helped build its character and beliefs, and represent what we stand for.

General availability for Our Founders’ Keepers is mid-April, 2010. Copies can be pre-reserved at this time however, by contacting The PoliteChild at 425.485.4089. More information specific to the new curriculum can be found at http://www.ourfounderskeepers.com.

About SocialSmarts. SocialSmarts, created by The PoliteChild, Inc., is the leading program dedicated to developing excellent social skills in students from toddlers to teens by building solid foundations for learning and using proper social behavior, developing good moral character and values through its licensed curricula and managed classes. The goal of The PoliteChild is to help parents, educators, and others develop young people with strong self-esteem and confidence, and that are socially comfortable and proficient in handling a large variety of social interactions and situations. The company is headquartered in Bellevue, WA. For more about SocialSmarts, visit the company website at http://www.socialsmarts.com. Copyright © 2010 The PoliteChild, Inc. All rights reserved.

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