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  • Groark Learns About PREJUDICE (dvd)

    for grades K-3

    With the Popcorn Park Puppets

    Both Spanish and English versions on same DVD

    Free online video streaming included!

    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
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    The Six Pillars of Character: CARING (dvd)

    for grades K-3

    Both English and Spanish on the same DVD.

    Produced in association with CHARACTER COUNTS!

    Free online video streaming included!

    Burna discovers (by being a "reading buddy") the personal rewards that come from giving of yourself to help somebody else. When Burna has to make a hard choice between doing a community service project and playing soccer, she learns that caring is more about what we do than about how we feel.Read more
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    The Six Pillars of Character: CITIZENSHIP (dvd)

    for grades K-3

    Both English and Spanish on the same DVD.

    Produced in association with CHARACTER COUNTS!

    Free online video streaming included!

    Nubbs becomes a hero to his friends by helping them tap into their power to make an important difference in their community. When Nubbs leads his friends in a successful effort to transform an ugly vacant lot into a beautiful grove of shady trees, they all experience the satisfaction and the benefits that come from being good citizens.Read more
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    The Six Pillars of Character: FAIRNESS (dvd)

    for grades K-3

    Both English and Spanish on the same DVD.

    Produced in association with CHARACTER COUNTS!

    Free online video streaming included!

    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
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    The Six Pillars of Character: RESPONSIBILITY (dvd)

    for grades K-3

    Both English and Spanish on the same DVD.

    Produced in association with CHARACTER COUNTS!

    Free online video streaming included!

    Groark and Burna learn that being irresponsible can be unfair and hurtful to everyone, including themselves. When Burna neglects an important responsibility by dumping it on Muggsy, and Groark makes a mistake and lets Muggsy take the blame, the result is a tangle of hard feelings that nearly brings their friendships to a painful end.Read more
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    The Six Pillars of Character: TRUSTWORTHINESS (dvd)

    for grades K-3

    Both English and Spanish on the same DVD.

    Produced in association with CHARACTER COUNTS!

    Free online video streaming included!

     

    Groark and Muggsy learn how important honesty and trust are in building good friendships. When Muggsy tries to impress Groark by stealing an expensive birthday present for him, Groark struggles to figure out the right thing to do, and teaches Muggsy that it is better to have honest, trustworthy friends than expensive toys.Read more
  • The Character Chronicles: THE CITIZENSHIP CONNECTION (dvd)

    for grades 4-8

    Produced in association with CHARACTER COUNTS!

    Free online video streaming included!

    From the 6 volume series THE CHARACTER CHRONICLES (dvd)Malik, an African American middle school blogger, covers the topic through a combination of teen discussions and two documentaries about Citizenship in action. The first is about Michelle Loke in Wisconsin who, out of concern for her younger brother, found lead in children's toys and stopped stores from putting them in vending machines. The second documentary is about a group of teens in Illinois who formed a club to perform community service. All the sections in this program are designed to show other young teens that they have the power to make a real difference in their communities.Read more
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