These innovative programs address important issues middle schoolers face everyday: how to handle situations that provoke anger in themselves and others; how to deal with decisions that test their character; and what to do about harassment and bullying. Each program is made up of short, open-ended scenarios followed by in-depth questions that ask students how they would deal with the situation. The programs spark discussion and get kids thinking and talking about issues they might otherwise ignore.

After viewing this program students will:
* Learn to manage anger for positive outcomes
* Recognize that bullying is hurtful to all involved
* Recognize the difference between respecting someone, acting respectful and responsible

Five short, true-to-life scenarios examine the many faces of anger. Viewers are asked how each character could have handled the situation in a way that would diffuse the anger and help to find a positive solution to the problem at hand.

Alex has laid out the money for tickets to a concert for his friends. He explodes when he discovers that they didn't wait for him when he was late. Kate says nothing to her once-best friend about how she is being ignored, but lashes out at an unsuspecting classmate. Chantal and Marcus have a blow-up because Chantal isn't doing her share in their pet grooming business, yet wants her share of the profits. Brian and Justin, get into a fight over an accident and an unaccepted apology. Carlos lashes out at what he thinks is his teacher's unfair treatment of him.

YOU CAN SOLVE IT: Harassment
Young teens see harassment everyday. Some are perpetrators. Some are victims. All are witnesses. What should you do if you are harassed? What should you do if you see harassment? Four scenarios help teens find answers to those questions.

Adam's friends hear his mother and sister call him "Einstein." When his friends start calling him that Adam asks them not to, but they won't stop. When does good-natured teasing become harassment? Lily likes to wear "hippy style" clothes and is constantly taunted in school and online. How can emotional harassment be just as hurtful as physical harassment? Luke takes pleasure in bullying Dan. When asked why he does it, Luke says he isn't doing anything to Dan that his brothers don't do to him. How can bullying hurt the bully as well as the target?

Respect. Responsibility. Fairness. Caring. Trustworthiness. Good citizenship. These six character traits are examined in open-ended scenarios that challenge teens to consider their own ethical values.

Evan loses his video game and a classmate finds it. Is he obligated to give it back? Grant and his neighbor have a feud about Grant's dog. What is the difference between respecting someone and acting respectful? Jacob joins an after-school club that he discovers he doesn't like. But if he drops out, the club won't be able to continue with an on-going project. What is his responsibility? A student with a learning disability is given considerations denied to his classmates. Can something be fair and unequal? Jasmine is asked to help out a sick classmate, a girl who used to be her best friend. Can she forgive and be caring?

*Includes Teacher's Guides for each program

#11200/19452007Grades 5 to 9 $379.95 Streaming Available

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