Ethical Strength&Moral Courage


The Code Curriculum is based on Bloom's Taxonomy. In teaching certain character traits, The Code presents definitions of virtues, age-appropriate lessons, excellent literature, interesting questions for discussion, thought-provoking quotes to analyze, challenging puzzles, and exciting projects and activities for schools and home. All of these elements are presented within a teaching timeline that organizes the material into daily, ten-minute lessons. Medieval knights and other chivalric cultures sought to live according to written and unwritten codes of conduct. Our curriculum encourages students to live similarly according to a modern code, called "The Four Way Test". Used by Rotarians and corporations world-wide as a standard for personal and business relationships, The Four Way Test was scripted by Herbert J. Taylor in the early 1930's as he set out to save the Club Aluminum Products Distribution Company from bankruptcy. His recovery plan started with changing the ethical climate of the company, which asked four simple questions: "Of the things we think, say and do, (1) Is it the truth?; (2) Is it fair to all concerned?; (3) Will it build goodwill and better friendships?; and (4) Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

CHARACTER TRAITS AVAILABLE (Offered as choices only. Choose six to nine to be taught during a full school year.)

Elementary Grade Level -

Tolerance, Responsibility, Confidence, Perseverance, Discipline, Respect, Honesty, Compassion, Friendliness, Citizenship, Trustworthiness and Service

Middle School Grade Level -

Prowess, Justice, Defense, Courage, Faith, Humility, Largesse, Nobility, and Franchise


The instruction of each character trait is divided into three parts: (1) The Castle Connection; (2) Communicate The Code; and (3) Carry Out The Code. Use the dropdown menu to examine each of these three sections.

Knights of The Guild

P.O. Box 1190

The Code Curriculum

Ethical Strength & Moral Courage

Spring Branch, TX 78070

Client Services

Saskia Herbst

General Management

Amber Parr