Main Article Content
This advanced educational research is aimed at producing textbook materials for education incharacter building. The raw materials were taken from three old Malay manuscripts containing moral education values and imaginary symbols. These classic texts are very suitable as raw material for developing teaching material for senior high schools in Indonesia. Research and Development (R &D) was used in the revitalization of these three classical texts:- 1). Mawa’iz Al badi (ML, 341), 2).SyairKiamat (W, 228), and 3).SyairNasihat (W.232). These three texts are the sources of educational values for Bahasa Indonesia lessons. These three classical texts have been analyzed for designing teaching materials, learning models and guidance. The next step was to develop the textbook materials and try out the materials at three senior high schools in North Sumatra: 1) MAN 1 Padang Sidempuan, 2) SMAN 1 TanjungBalai, and 3) SMAN 2 TanjungBalai. Theoretically, the teaching model has been judged by teaching experts and was found to be satisfactory. Practically, the model of teaching was tried out at the three Senior High Schools above and the results of the research showed the effectiveness of the model (textbook materials) in enhancing students’ ability in learning the materials. In line with this, these students gave good responses to the processes of teaching-learning moral values.