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|#15624/0645 BROOKLYN CASTLE|
How do you inspire students - especially those at a below-the-poverty line - to aspire to and attain levels of academic and personal achievement? This documentary outlines one truly unique and very successful way - chess!!! Tells the stories of five young chess players at an inner city middle school that have won more national championships than any other in the country. The team's victories go beyond a room full of trophies. Through chess they learn patience and long-term planning, and the importance of analyzing the wrong or right decisions they make after the game. Chess provides skills that will serve them well for the rest of their lives, regardless of what profession they choose. The film follows the challenges these kids face in their personal lives as well as on the chessboard and demonstrates remarkable and improbable achievements of this dedicated team. *Closed Captioned *** ASK ABOUT OUR SPECIAL SCHOOL AND NON-PROFIT PRICE ***
|#14740/0433 BUILDING CHARACTER WITH KELSO CURRICULUM KIT|
*WINNER - 2013 Communicator Award of Distinction This NEW character education kit from Kelso encourages students to be: RESPECTFUL, CARING, FAIR , RESPONSIBLE and HONEST - a powerful tool to develop positive character traits in elementary-aged students. The program is based on the highly acclaimed and successful model of the KELSO’S CHOICE, CONFLICT MANAGEMENT KIT. In this character education kit, Kelso keeps students interested while helping them understand and develop positive character traits to succeed socially and academically.Grades K to 5
|#14942/0483 BUYING THE BASICS (3 Programs)|
This series focuses on those fundamental purchases like buying a car, renting an apartment and buying food and clothing. Some of your students may even be facing these decisions now and this series gives them the information they need to shop smart. Three 25-minute programs: BUYING THE BASICS: CARS BUYING THE BASICS: APARTMENTS BUYING THE BASICS: FOOD AND CLOTHINGGrades 7 to A
|#14959/0483 CAN I MAKE IT ON MY OWN?|
In this new two-part series, eight young adults tell the stories of how they are trying to make it on their own - no scripts, no actors, just real life. They illustrate the perils and heartache of foolish decisions and just plain bad luck. In others, they illustrate what good judgment, hard work and determination can accomplish. But in each case they offer lessons that every student should learn offered by young adults to whom they can relate. *Two DVDs and Teacher’s Guide on CDGrades 7 to A
|#12465/1290 CHARACTER SERIES: Self-Esteem, Communication, Friendship (3 Programs)|
Can teenagers actually learn to think more highly of themselves? Become better communicators? Improve the quality of their friendships? Are these potential developments interrelated? These programs guide viewers through a mix of interviews and dramatic vignettes to show middle to high school viewers how important each of these traits are and how they work together to improve the quality of life. SELF ESTEEM BASICS COMMUNICATION BASICS FRIENDSHIP BASICS Grades 4 to 10
|#14690/1445 CONNECT WITH KIDS SERIES (15 Programs)|
These gripping, unflinching programs feature true stories and real adolescents having frank discussions that allow kids to confront and solve issues they face every day. The series consists of fifteen 20-minute programs: 1. ANGRY AND VIOLENT TEENS 2. BODY IMAGE OBSESSION 3. BULLYCIDE AND VERBAL ABUSE 4. CYBERSTALKING AND BULLYING 5. DRINKING AND DRIVING KILLS 6. FAT CHANCE: TEEN OBESITY 7. FROM RUDE TO RESPECTFUL 8. GATEWAY TO ADDICTION 9. OTC DRUGS AND INHALANTS 10. SELF-HURTING TEENS 11. STDS LIFETIME CONSEQUENCES 12. STOPPING VERBAL BULLYING 13. TEENS BEATING THE ODDS 14. THE BUY-ME GENERATION 15. TOO FAR, TOO FASTGrades 6 to 12
|#14451/1120 COURTESY AND RESPECT: Give and Take|
Manners?! What are manners? What good are they? Generation after generation of teenagers have expressed this or similar sentiments. Respect! Courtesy? This video takes an up-to-date approach to explaining why learning about and practicing these things will pay dividends in the long run. Grades 7 to A
|#15454/0510 DOING HARD TIME (Teen Files Flipped)|
HHHMMM?! Prison ... three meals a day, free room and board ... can't be much worse than putting up with school and my parents' harassment, can it? Two teens get 'flipped' into a maximum security prison and find out just how 'cool' it really is.Grades 9 to 12
|#11444/0235 DROP OUT PREVENTION SERIES (4 Programs)|
Based on real-life, recognizable dramatizations, this series shows how making good decisions, setting goals, establishing healthy relationships and using available school and community resources to deal with family problems can help teens stay in school and graduate.The four programs in this series are: MAKING GOOD DECISIONS - Teens learn to think through the short- and long-term consequences of the choices they're making and use concerned adults as resources and to listen to their inner voice and consider their goals when making decisions. 19 minutes BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS FOR SUCCESS - Viewers see what healthy relationships look like when partners and friends support each other's goals and make academic success their priority. 17 minutes COPING WITH FAMILY STRESS - Assisted by mentors, teachers and counselors, these teens learn about available resources that can help their families surmount their crises and allow them to focus on school. 18 minutes HOW TO SET GOALS - Viewers see that achieving goals takes hard work, but the rewards repay the effort. They also learn how to handle peers who don't support their goals, especially when trying to improve or aim higher. 20 minutes *Includes Guides Grades 7 to 12
|#12498/0395 EXTREME CONSEQUENCES: The Reality of Prison Life|
"This is a great program. I would recommend it for any youth who is having trouble in school or in the community. I would also recommend it for the young person’s parents, teachers, friends and psychiatrist. Important information for all of us." Jeffery Rowe, M.D. Supervising Psychiatrist, Children’s Mental Health Services, County of San Diego Aimed at keeping kids out of the penal system, this program is a compelling look at choices that lead to incarceration and the resulting all too real consequences of being locked up. Learn from those who are incarcerated who actually recognize that it was their own decisions that got them there.
|#16046/1445 FROM RUDE TO RESPECTFUL|
This important program asks if troubled kids act the way they do because they feel isolated and unconnected to those around them. Part of the CONNECT WITH KIDS Series for Grades 6 and up.
|#14170/0463 GAMES AND ACTIVITIES THAT TEACH LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK (4 Programs)
Four volumes in this series teach games that foster the essentials of leadership and teamwork to youth. Volume One - TRUST AND INNOVATION GAMES 55 minutes Volume Two - COOPERATION AND COMMUNICATION GAMES 63 minutes Volume Three - INITIATIVE, TENACITY AND GOAL-SETTING GAMES 61 minutes Volume Four - ADAPTABILITY, AFFINITY AND REFLECTION GAMES 52 minutes
|#15584/0463 GAMES AND ACTIVITIES TO PROMOTE WELL-ADJUSTED YOUTH (4 Programs)|
Four volumes in this series teach games and activities that foster the essentials of well-adjusted youth. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL FITNESS - Volume One (87 minutes) Includes 29 fun and active games and activities that provide purposeful movement for the body and problem-solving for the mind. SOCIAL AND SPIRITUAL FITNESS - Volume Two (81 minutes) Features 26 fun and meaningful games and activities that are designed to develop social skills and provide faith-building opportunities. EMOTIONAL FITNESS AND CIVILITY/SPORTSMANSHIP - Volume Three (100 minutes) Offers 27 fun and rewarding games and activities that can help the emotional stability of youth, as well strengthen their ability to exhibit patience, grace, and strength of character when interacting with others. OUTDOOR SKILLS AND SELF-RELIANCE - Volume Four (62 minutes) Features 19 fun and adventuresome games and activities that are designed to enhance a participant’s level of self-reliance through the development of selected outdoor skills.Grades 6 to 12
|#15682/0145 GIRL WHO LOVED ANIMALS (THE)|
A documentary about the life and work of Kitty Jones, a high school senior who works on behalf of helping animals by volunteering at shelters, cat clinics, and an animal rescue sanctuary. The film includes interviews with executives and administrators of organizations that work to improve the quality of life for animals.
|#14038/1290 GOAL SETTING: Discovering Your Gifts
Getting adolescents to actually even think in the long term has always been a significant challenge. What do they want to do with their lives and how are they planning to get there is almost beyond imagining for many. This video focuses viewer attention on looking 'down the road' to start developing a plan that involves some intermediate steps that are tangible and achievable.
|#14541/1877 HIP HOP PROJECT (THE)|
From executive producers Bruce Willis and Queen Latifah, THE HIP HOP PROJECT is the compelling story of a group of New York City teens who embark on a unique journey of self-discovery as they dare to reach for their dreams. In contrast to all the negative attention focused on hip hop and rap music, this is a story of hope, healing and the realization of dreams.
JUMP! is a feature-length character-driven documentary about competitive jump rope that follows five teams of kids from around the country who push physical and psychological limits in pursuit of winning the World Championship. Part extreme sport, part art form, their moves are masterfully choreographed and bursting with rhythm, sweat and originality. These teens sacrifice everything to get where they are and each has his or her own reason to be so driven. After arduous drilling and mind-boggling performances, rivalry and collaboration have dramatic, unexpected results. *Closed Captioned *Winner of Many Awards
|#14507/0697 LEARN FROM NATURE: Animal Instincts Provide Life Lessons (3 Programs)|
Introduce a series of familiar animals (bees, ants, ducks, bears, etc.), whose behavior and natural instincts provide life lessons to children for modeling their own behavior and habits. There are 19 vignettes on 3 DVDs (12 minutes each). DVD One - SHARING - affection, discoveries, duties, ideas, projects, self. DVD Two - RESPECTING - self, agreements, opinions, differences, space, others. DVD Three - BEHAVING - alone, away, at school, outside, in a car, when eatingGrades K to 3
|#14463/0433 LESSON BOOSTER GUIDANCE SERIES (8 Programs)|
Eight "Lesson Boosters" each present real-life scenarios demonstrating the importance of respect, self-esteem, anger control, and problem-solving within a school setting. These programs are created as a supplement to any guidance curriculum. Each includes a DVD and a CD-ROM with a lesson plan for implementing the content. 1. ANGRY? 13 minutes K to 3 2. GOT A PROBLEM? 11 minutes K to 3 3. GOT EMPATHY? 13 minutes Grades 4 to 7 4. INTERNET BULLIES 14 minutes Grades 4 to 7 5. WHY DO BULLIES BULLY? 16 minutes Grades 4 to 7 6. CLIQUES 18 minutes Grades 4 to 7 7. WHAT'S RESPECT? 9 minutes Grades 4 to 7 8. EVERYBODY'S DIFFERENT 16 minutes Grades 4 to 7 *All programs includes Guide Grades K to 8
|#13250/0545 LIFE SKILLS FOR A WELL-ADJUSTED ADOLESCENCE (3 Programs)|
Adolescence is a time of positive changes and exciting opportunities. But because teenagers lack adult perspective and life experience, good judgment and strong internal coping mechanisms may not be in place when they need them the most. Give your students an extra edge in life by helping them learn to say no to negative risks, cope with stress, and build durable psychological resilience with this three-part series. TAKING CONTROL: Strategies for Coping with Stress 23 minutes BUILDING PSYCHOLOGICAL RESILIENCE 22 minutes RISK-TAKING: Knowing When to Say No 24 minutes Grades 8 to A
|#15680/0697 LITTLE FABLES (26 Programs)|
Plot twist in the forest! Drama in the barnyard! Presented with beautiful shadow theater, LITTLE FABLES turns children on to Aesop, La Fontaine and the other classics. In each animated episode, animals face a problem that young children readily relate to such as, "What if I am the smallest kid on the block?" Together, the animals come up with solutions to their problems in ways that convey pro-social messages easily understood by young children. LITTLE FABLES is an entertaining series of 26 six-minute programs that helps foster a child's character and problem solving skills while assisting emergent literacy. We all need help sometimes.
|#15794/0605 MAGIC CAMP: Kids Finding the Magic inside Themselves|
"Charming and riveting. . . about magic certainly, but also on a deeper level about being a teenager" FORBES "Thank goodness for Magic Camp... All of the campers profiled face obstacles in their normal lives... For some of them, it's their only crack at a safe space where uniqueness is not just encouraged, but actually celebrated." Cherly Eddie, SAN FRANCISCO BAY GUARDIAN At the real-life Hogwarts, kids from the world over gather to prove themselves on the stage where superstar magicians got their start. To escape the pressures of growing up, magic-obsessed kids congregate at the one place they can be themselves. They want to prove their worth on the same stage where superstars like David Blaine and David Copperfield once performed. But to get there, they need to learn more than sleight of hand and tricks of the trade. They have to find the magic inside.
|#13520/0405 ON YOUR OWN: Independent Living Skills (6 Programs)|
Help young adults jump out of the family nest with this practical six-part series! Quick and to the point, each video focuses on a key area of independent living. FINDING AN APARTMENT - explains to first-time renters how to locate, lease, and set up an apartment while avoiding common problems. MANAGING YOUR MONEY - puts money under a microscope as it looks at budgeting it, spending it wisely, and protecting it. PRACTICAL, HEALTHY COOKING - moving away from home means moving away from home-cooking, too - a fact that, surprisingly, escapes many young adults new to life on their own. SHOPPING SMART - guides viewers smoothly through the process of planning balanced meals, making a shopping list, clipping coupons, and setting (and sticking to!) a budget. HOUSEKEEPING HOW-TO’S - provides a step-by-step look at housekeeping including how to do laundry. BUILDING THE RIGHT WARDROBE - every outfit sends a message. Know how to send the right one at the appropriate time - without breaking the budget.
|#14668/0680 POWER OF GIRLS (THE): Inside and Out|
Girls tell how friends, parents, or other caregivers helped them handle bullying, eating disorders, early sexual activity, and deep loss. Girl Power! Includes downloadable Discussion Guide.Grades 5 to 12
|#13965/1120 PROBLEM SOLVING PROCESS (THE): Taming the Tiger
What's the problem!? Exactly! What is it? By the end of this program, students will have a six-step process to help them define whatever problem is in their way and discover what options are open to them to solve it and then make a decision on the best choice to make … and then just do it! Grades 7 to A
|#12215/2003 REAL LIFE TEENS SERIES II (5 Programs)|
An unbiased and realistic look from the perspective of teens, at the wide variety of issues teens face today featuring young teenagers (not actors) telling their real stories, in their own words. The five-part series discusses significant issues in adolescent society and cuts through many barriers with its honest and relevant advice and information. Each program is 20 minutes. SEXUAL RESPONSIBILITY DRUG ABUSE BEYOND MARIJUANA AND ALCOHOL: Crossing the Thin Line CYBERBULLYING DEEP DEPRESSION AND SUICIDE OBESITY AND HEALTH *Each volume comes with a subject-specific Teachers' GuideGrades 8 to 12
|#14713/0433 SAY NO WITH PRIDE|
It's important to do things that make you feel comfortable and safe; sometimes that means having to say no. When you do you'll feel better about yourself, it's called pride. Young students are taught to say no with confidence and stand firm.Grades 3 to 6
|#13339/1290 SCHOOL MANNERS ADVENTURE (THE)|
The transition from middle school to high school can be one large step for a small pair of shoes. It can almost be the first stage of growing up, of assuming personal responsibility, of approaching young adulthood. For the unprepared it can be unnerving. Young viewers get practical advice and tips on what to expect. Grades 5 to A
|#16052/1290 SOCIAL MEDIA MANNERS: Polite Behavior in the Social Media World|
Social media is a whole new universe when it comes to manners and etiquette. Manners used to be something that happened in person, but today we conduct many of our relationships online and the rules and courtesies can be a little unclear. Social Media Manners: Polite Behavior in the Social Media World addresses the general manners guidelines for cell phone use, text messaging, email, and social media websites and apps like Facebook or Twitter.
|#14310/0235 STEPPING ON UP SERIES: A Four-Part Series for Upper Elementary Students with Michael Pritchard|
*CINE GOLDEN EAGLE! *GOLD REMI - 1st Place! *GOLD AURORA! The research-based programs in this series instill the necessary social and emotional skills to successfully navigate the profound challenges and changes of elementary school, middle school and the teen years. Program One - STEPPING UP TO BULLYING Program Two - STEPPING UP TO CYBERBULLYING AND WEB SAFETY Program Three - STEPPING UP TO CHARACTER Program Four - STEPPING UP TO LIFE SKILLSGrades 3 to 6
|#15585/2003 TEEN ISSUES, CHRISTIAN SOLUTIONS: Living One's Life with a Christian Perspective (5 Programs)|
This new series helps parents, teens and families incorporate Christian values into their daily lives and gives guidance on how to approach life’s challenges and the tools needed to deal with them. Reveals first-hand how young people deal with and overcome the very real difficulties encountered as part of their growing up. Personal interviews and real life stories teach students how seemingly overwhelming problems can be overcome. Each of the five programs empowers teenagers to make responsible decisions by providing them with honest and realistic advice. DRUG ADDICTION AND RECOVERY 23 minutes GUNS, GANGS AND VIOLENCE: The Consequences (*A Regional Emmy award-winning documentary) 43 minutes EATING DISORDERS: Creating Healthy Eating Choices and a Positive Body Image 21 minutes YOUTH IN PRISON: Giving Hope and New Direction 22 minutes SEX AND ABSTINENCE DISORDERS: Why is it so important to wait to have sex? 21 minutes Grades 8 to 12
|#15235/0155 TEENS IN ACTION SERIES (6 Programs)|
This is a high-energy, video-based program for ages 11 to16 - the crucial tween and early teen years - designed to teach important communication skills while helping teens understand the dangers of risky behavior. Teens may act like they know it all, but they are full of questions and are eager to learn how to succeed in the adult world. This series is a fun way to help them understand changes in their bodies and brains; communicate in a mature way with adults and others; develop skills for resisting negative peer pressure; and learn techniques for peaceful conflict resolution. TO SURVIVE AND THRIVE (22 minutes) CO-OPERATION AND COMMUNICATION (14 minutes) RESPONSIBILITY AND DISCIPLINE (16 minutes) BUILDING COURAGE AND SELF-ESTEEM (21 minutes) DRUGS, SEXUALITY, AND VIOLENCE Pt.1 (24 minutes) DRUGS, SEXUALITY, AND VIOLENCE Pt. 2 (21 minutes)Grades 7 to 10
|#11449/1945 THINK ABOUT OTHERS: What It Means to be Considerate DVD
One of the most important social skills children need to learn is how to behave in ways that help them forge connections to others. To be at ease among others, and to give and receive emotional support, requires the ability to imagine oneself in someone else's place. This program defines the word "considerate" as caring about how another person feels. Grades K to 2
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