Four Awesome Questions
Epic Ethics is built on a time-tested, simple, yet comprehensive set of questions based on the Rotary Four Way Test of Ethical Decision-making. Before you speak or act, firs ask . . .
Building Responsible Citizens Since 2014
Epic Ethics for Peaceful Schools was formed in 2014 as a response to the extant social and emotional challenges that the youth today are facing. Our comprehensive early childhood through sixth grade ethics-based emotional intelligence curriculum has been designed by master teachers to develop mental wellness within academic content so that districts and teachers do not have to choose emotional development over academic advancement. Teachers and counselors use Epic Ethics resources as a Transformational Initiative by delivering ethical literacy prompts and gathering authentic-assessment data to reinforce empathy and responsible decision making and identify individuals that exhibit signs of social and emotional distress.
Currently, hundreds of schools in the United States and abroad are using the Epic Ethics curriculum. The curriculum and resources are offered to educators for free thanks to our generous sponsors. Our goal is to support all early childhood, elementary, middle schools, and parents with learning tools to address the relevant emotional concerns our youth are dealing with today so that they will emerge into the healthy, competent and patient leaders of tomorrow.
Our Mission and Core Values
It is the mission of Epic Ethics to provide ethics instruction to children from Early childhood through Middle School years.
Epic Ethics uses the simple ethical measurement of Four Awesome Questions to ask before we speak or act: Is it true? Is it fair? Will it build friendships and community? Will it be helpful to those involved? These kid-friendly critical thinking questions, derived from the time-tested ethical test adopted in the 1940’s by Rotary International, serve as a non-prescriptive model for decision making. Ethics is concerned with the decisions made when no one is around to advise. Youth voices need to be empowered to be change agents independently. Epic Ethics is the only character education/ social emotional learning program to engage an earnest development in ethics, a philosophical pillar of all cultures.