The Living Values Program provides a series of books that focus on stories that teach such principles as respect, one of the 12 key values. The stories are age appropriate from 3 years to adulthood. They are followed by an array of activities that foster positive learning, discussion and dialogue. In the Vancouver Learning Centre one-to-one format, teachers have the perfect opportunity to pick and choose the stories at the appropriate level for the particular teaching and discussion needed at the moment.
The stories are secular and ecumenical and cross-culturally appropriate. Since they were created to celebrate the United Nations 50th anniversary by respected educators around the world, we find them especially useful in the British Columbia multicultural environment for their understanding of cultural issues.
The values chosen are human values that promote and nourish emotional maturity and wisdom useful in the global village in which we live.
The stories are not used only for their own teaching purposes but are woven into the program for double and triple benefit.