The Character Chronicles: THE CITIZENSHIP CONNECTION
-For Grades 4-8
-Produced in association with CHARACTER COUNTS!
-Video with Printable Teacher’s Guide
-Free online video streaming included!
Malik, an African American middle school blogger, covers the topic through a combination of teen discussions and two documentaries about Citizenship in action.
Malik, a thirteen-year-old middle school student, is presenting his classroom video blog on citizenship as a character virtue. Through a combination of skits, group discussions, commentaries, and short documentaries, Malik’s blog takes us on a quest to find out what makes someone a good citizen, and specifically, what kids can do to be good citizens. In the end, Malik concludes that being a good citizen is mostly about doing our share to make our communities better places to live. And to demonstrate that kids have a significant role to play, he shows us two very inspiring documentaries: one about a twelve-year-old girl who discovered lead in children’s toys, and one about a teen volunteer group that serves their community in suburban Chicago.
ABOUT THE SERIES:
Presented from the points of view of six middle school video bloggers, this series explores The Six Pillars of Character through the thoughts and personal experiences of young people throughout the U.S. The series contains a variety of entertaining and provocative elements including inspiring documentaries, humorous vignettes, and insightful teen discussions about each of the pillars. These compelling chronicles sparkle with a hip, modern, energetic style that appeals to young viewers.
Each volume in the series is approximately 25 minutes in length. A printable teaching guide is included with each video, providing discussion questions, writing assignments, and follow-up activities that further support and extend the lesson.
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