The AIM Buddy Project | An ARTHUR Social, Emotional, and Character Development Curriculum
Encourage social, emotional, and character development in elementary children with the Arthur Interactive Media (AIM) Buddy Project.
The AIM Buddy Project is a supplemental social, emotional, and character development curriculum that uses interactive media, the characters from the PBS series ARTHUR, and cross-grade buddy pairs. Students partner with a buddy to work on interactive comics and games that focus on five important topics –empathy, honesty, forgiveness, generosity, and learning from others. As buddy pairs engage with the ARTHUR characters they talk about and reflect on things like feelings, perspective-taking, and problem-solving. Begin learning all about the AIM program by watching the Welcome to AIM video.
Use the Educator's Guide & Videos resources to find everything you need to plan and implement the AIM program with your students. The Educator's Guide will point you to the students' Classroom Media (interactive stories and games).
Read the AIM Buddy Project Summary of Research Findings from the AIM research study conducted throughout the 2015-2016 school year.
Use the AIM Overview Sheets for a brief summary of the goals and structure of the AIM program. Also, if you’re interested in learning more about the background and development of the AIM Buddy Project, read the postings on the AIM Blog stream.