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  • Big Changes Big Choices:
    RESPECTING OTHERS (dvd)

    for grades 5-9

    Featuring Michael Pritchard

    This program emphasizes that everyone is entitled to respect regardless of appearance, race, national origin, disability, social status, etc. It attempts to sensitize kids to the feelings of others, and develop in them a value for treating people respectfully. Also, since conformity is such a powerful force in early adolescence, this show encourages kids not to reject people who are different from them, but to appreciate and embrace diversity and multiculturalism.Read more
  • Character Journal Interactive - RESPECT

    for grades 7-12

    Interactive Software

    Windows / Mac

    From the 6 volume series CHARACTER JOURNAL INTERACTIVEThis journal-based interactive CD ROM leads students to an understanding of how treating people with respect helps us get along with each other, avoid and resolve conflicts, and create a positive social climate. In working with this CD ROM students are called upon to watch, listen, think, write, read, evaluate, analyze, and apply.Read more
  • Groark Learns about BULLYING (dvd)

    for grades K-5

    With the Popcorn Park Puppets

    From the 5 volume series Popcorn Park: GETTING ALONG with GROARK (dvd)Groark is playing with his friends when Burna and Muggsy start teasing and picking on Nubbs by stealing his hat. As the situation escalates Groark gets drawn in, and, before he realizes it, Groark is picking on his best friend. When Nubbs calls Groark a bully, Groark doesn't understand what happened until he learns from a group of real children how he and the others were being bullies, and how hurtful that was to Nubbs. Groark returns to the playground, convinces Burna and Muggsy that they have been cruel and unfair, and together they apologize to Nubbs.Read more
  • Groark Learns About PREJUDICE (dvd)

    for grades K-5

    With the Popcorn Park Puppets

    From the 5 volume series Popcorn Park: GETTING ALONG with GROARK (dvd)Groark and his friends are planning a party. Burna convinces the others not to invite the new kid in school because he is "different." But when Groark learns that Burna doesn't even know the new kid, he turns to a group of real elementary school children for a lesson in prejudice. They discuss how people sometimes treat others unfairly because of size, age, gender, race, ethnicity and national origin, and why it's important not to pre-judge people. Groark takes this lesson in prejudice back to his friends and they decide to invite the new kid.Read more
  • Groark Learns to LISTEN (dvd)

    for grades K-5

    Featuring the Popcorn Park Puppets

    From the 5 volume series Popcorn Park: GETTING ALONG with GROARK (dvd)Groark is working on a dance routine for a talent show with two friends. His failure to listen to their ideas and concerns upsets his friends, causes misunderstandings, and eventually results in one of them being injured. When Groark is told to go away, he turns to a group of real children who help him understand how his poor listening habits caused such trouble and how he can become a better listener. Groark asks his friends for a second chance, and his greatly improved listening skills make everybody happy.Read more
  • In Search of Character: HONESTY (dvd)

    for grades 7-12

    Produced in association with CHARACTER COUNTS!

    From the 10 volume series IN SEARCH OF CHARACTER (dvd)This video begins with the surprising account of two boys who triggered a fire storm of criticism by committing a simple act of honesty. But as we see from their experience and the teen discussions that follow, choosing to be honest or dishonest does something to our character. Lying makes us liars. Cheating makes us cheaters. But being honest frees us to be real. Not only do honest people have stronger, better relationships with others, but their honesty makes them better people and it makes our world a better place.Read more
  • Popcorn Park
    The Six Pillars of Character: FAIRNESS (dvd)

    for grades K-5

    Closed Captioned

    Produced in association with CHARACTER COUNTS!

    Essie learns that being fair to everybody can be a lot harder than it seems. When she has to decide which of her friends will get the starring role in the annual Popcorn Park play, Essie has a lot to consider - including the not-so-fair actions of the two competitors.Read more
  • Popcorn Park
    The Six Pillars of Character: RESPECT (dvd)

    for grades K-5

    Closed Captioned

    Produced in association with CHARACTER COUNTS!

    Burna discovers that name-calling, teasing, and put-downs are not good natured fun. When her friends ostracize her for treating them disrespectfully and for bullying a new kid on the playground, Burna learns that the way to have good friendships is to treat people the way you would like them to treat you - with respect.Read more
  • The Character Chronicles: THE RESPECT CONNECTION (dvd)

    for grades 4-8

    Produced in association with CHARACTER COUNTS!

    From the 6 volume series THE CHARACTER CHRONICLES (dvd)Our video blogger covers the subject of Respect in a combination of a video essay about respect in our daily lives, a documentary about a group of teens in Georgia who learn about respecting our planet, and a flash animation dialogue between our blogger host and a mighty disappointed Mother Earth. The program opens with a dramatic skit about a middle school student who can't get respect from his classmates and the sorrowful impact that has on him. The sum total of these elements reinforces the importance of respect in everything we do and in all the choices we make.Read more