The Character Chronicles: THE FAIRNESS CONNECTION
-For Grades 4-8
-Produced in association with CHARACTER COUNTS!
-Video with Printable Teacher’s Guide
-Available on DVD or Online Digital Video Streaming
This video teaches middle schoolers what it takes to be a fair and just person, and how much our personal actions do matter. One of six DVDs in the character education series “The Character Chronicles.”
Fairness seems to be one thing that everybody feels entitled to. As soon as children are able to speak they often complain, “No Fair.” With that as a point of departure, Chloe, a thirteen-year-old blogger, guides us through her classroom video blog on the topic of fairness.
Chloe shows us how teens are defining fairness, practicing fairness, and dealing with the pitfalls and obstacles that come up around being fair. We listen in while kids express their own opinions on a case study dealing with academic cheating. Chloe also shows us two documentaries that help demonstrate how young people struggle with the issue of fairness. The first story is about a middle school teen court that has to decide on fair consequences for student misbehavior. The second documentary tells the story of a young student athlete who uses his talent to literally “level the playing field” by setting up a charity to help children less privileged than he is.
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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