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Character Education Videos

Adventures from the Book of Virtues: Citizenship
(1998) 30 minutes 

When Annie's father is called for jury duty, the family vacation is put on hold. Annie, excited about taking the trip, just doesn�t understand why her father can't just postpone his jury duty, prompting several stories up at Plato's Peak about citizenship, the civic virtue. Grades K-5

Adventures from the Book of Virtues: Courage
(2004) 30 minutes (K-6)

When Zach watches a dreadful fire destroy an immigrant family's home, his indifference about getting involved slowly wanes, as Plato recounts inspiring stories of compassion. "The Good Samaritan" - who renounces prejudice in favor of saving a life; the selflessness of a young girl in "The Legend of the Dipper;" the tale of "Androcles and the Lion," a demonstration in compassion given and kindness returned; and the poem "The New Colossus," all help Zach grasp the significance of reaching out to those in need. Grades K-5

Adventures from the Book of Virtues: Friendship II
(2000) 30 mintues (K-5)

When Zach feels threatened by a new athlete on his track team, a potential friendship is thwarted. It takes the story of the friendship between Robin Hood and Little John, to make Zach realize that a good friendship can be born out of healthy competition. Grades K-5

Adventures from the Book of Virtues: Gratitude II
(2000) 30 minutes (K-5)

When Annie receives a postcard from a friend who moved to New York City, Annie becomes glum and wishes she lived in an exciting place. But a funny, enlightening story helps Annie feel gratitude for her life in Spring Valley. Grades K-5

Adventures from the Book of Virtues: Honesty II
(2000) 30 minutes (Grades K-5)

Annie promises to pay Zach fifteen dollars to paint her mother�s fence. But when the task is takes him one hour rather than the entire day, Annie refuses to pay him the full amount. That is, until she hears a story that shows the consequences of not keeping your promises. Grades K-5

Adventures from the Book of Virtues: Humility II
(2000) 30 mintues (K-5)

Annie�s snowboarding bravado gets the best of her when she dares a group of fellow snowboarders to board down Deadfall Bluff. Concerned, Zach tries to talk her out of it�it�s too dangerous! �but it�s a story about humility that does the trick. Grades K-5

Adventures from the Book of Virtues: Integrity II
(2000) 30 minutes (grades K-5)

Embarrassed that his history project - a reproduction of a relic that his father brought back from a trip to Egypt - is too lame, Zach tells his class that the relic is real. When his teacher asks permission to display the ancient relic in the History Fair, Zach�s �harmless� embellishment is in danger of becoming a major school-wide deception. Concerned that this would harm Zach�s integrity, Plato tells a wise and well-known tale about a boy whose lies get the better of him. Grades K-5

Adventures from the Book of Virtues: Moderation II
(2000) 30 minutes (Gr K-5)

Zach is excited about the launch of a new cable network called 'The Kids Movie Channel'. Although he promises his parents that his movie watching won't interfere with his studies and chores, Zach overdoes it, causing concern and a story up at Plato's Peak about the importance of moderation.

Adventures from the Book of Virtues: Perseverance II
(2000) 30 minutes (K-5)

During a trail bike race with her friend, Zach, Annie is left in the dirt and becomes discouraged. She rests up at Plato�s Peak, just enough time to hear the story of The Tortoise and the Hare, which teaches her a valuable perseverance lesson: slow and steady wins the race. Bolstered, Annie hops back on her bile and beats Zack, who has been wasting time on the bike trail. Grades K-5

Adventures from the Book of Virtues: Responsibility II
(2000) 30 minutes (K-5)

Annie volunteers to take care of her aunt and uncle's garden while they are away on vacation. But when playing with her friends proves to be too tempting, the garden goes to seed, prompting a story from Plato about the importance of responsibility. Grades K-5

Adventures from the Book of Virtues: Self Discipline II
(2000) 30 minutes (Grades K-5)

Zach's obsession with a new video game, rather than his scouting manual, leaves him embarrassingly unprepared during a troop camping trip, prompting a story from Plato about the need for self-discipline.

Adventures from the Book of Virtues: Trustworthiness
(1998) 30 minutes (K-5)

When Zach discovers that his college football idol is coming to his school, he eagerly volunteers to help with the preparations. But when he's asked to clean up the auditorium, Zach wants to back out, prompting stories from Aurora and Plato about what it means to be trustworthy. Grades K-5

Adventures from the Book of Virtues: Work II
(2000) 30 minutes (K-5)

Annie decides to build an electric motor from scratch for her science project, but when the task turns out to be harder than she expected, she is prepared to give up. That is, until Plato tells her the story of the Wright Brothers, who worked tirelessly to make their dream of human flight a reality. Grades K-5

Bailey's Birthday
(1994) 18 minutes 

This story helps children understand that "goodness" cannot be measured by the number of gifts we receive. It also encourages young people to look beyond wrapped packages to appreciate gifts from the hearts of people who care for them. Book and workbook included.

Big Changes, Big Choices - Respecting Others
30 minutes (Grade 5-9)

This program teaches that everyone is entitled to respect regardless of appearance, race, national origin, etc., and promotes the value of treating people respectfully. Grade level: 5-9

Bingo and Molly - Hide and Peek
(1998) 52 minutes 

Enter this enchanting world where live-action animal puppets learn to play and work together as a community of friends. Losing is very hard for a young rabbit named Molly. She changes the rules to all the games so that she can win. When Molly eventually starts losing her friends, she learns a lesson about playing fair. Grade level: PreK-2

Bingo and Molly - Yes You Can
(1998) 52 minutes 

Sometimes life can be very frustrating. Molly can't tie her shoes, Duck can't stay up on his roller skates and Gladys can't make the pieces of her jigsaw puzzle fit. When they hear the story Bingo has written, they start to feel like they can do anything if they try hard enough. Grade level: PreK-2

Brick by Brick: Respecting Others
24 minutes 

Respecting Others explores the simple rule of respecting others�treating other people the way you would want to be treated. Grade level: 3-6

Brick by Brick: Respecting Your World
25 minutes 

Caring for the environment is this video's theme. Students are asked to consider how they can show respect for their surroundings and make them better. The video widens students' perspectives from their own homes to their schools, their towns and their planet. Grade level: 3-6

Building Character Through Cooperative Learning
(1999) 38 minutes 

Dr Spencer Kagan, internationally acclaimed researcher, trainer, and author, presents a powerful case for the use of Cooperative Learning in the building of character in today�s youth. Cooperative learning is one of the best ways to develop core virtues, such as personal responsibility, and respect, by fostering a classroom environment where social skills are practiced and nurtured.

Can I Have A Turn? Learning About Sharing
15 minutes (Grade K-2)

This program helps students think about what it means to share with others and how it feels when someone won't share with you. Youngsters learn three important ways to resolve conflicts that often arise when two or more people want to do the same thing. Also available on DVD.

Character Education: Application In The Classroom - Elementary
(1998) 40 minutes 

This video illustrates how character education is integrated into the core content with a move to higher academic standards.

Character Education: Application In The Classroom - Secondary
(1998) 40 minutes 

This video is an excellent staff development tool to assist educators who want to incorporate character education in their educational environments and still focus on subject content, and yet ensure mastery of academic standards.

Character Education: Restoring Respect and Responsibility
(1996) 44 minutes 

In this video, Dr. Lickona provides a comprehensive model for values and character education in our nation�s schools. Specific classroom strategies, as well as school wide approaches are outlined in a clear and forceful fashion. Children and youth with disabilities are included in the school population shown.

Character Way Gr. 1-2
FOR GRADES 1-2 (one video tape) 

Character Way is a video based learning program designed to help children develop into caring, respectful, responsible people who know what's right, want what's right, and do what's right. Includes: BOB VOLE AND THE MOUNTAIN LION, which teaches about kindness, helpfulness, and courage; FACIALLY SPEAKING, which develops children's emotional awareness and sensitivity to others; THE TOY, which teaches the importance of honesty and the harmfulness of dishonesty;
THE COOPERATION GAME, which teaches cooperation and teamwork; and TRACI, which promotes responsibility and helpfulness.

Character Way Gr. 3-4

Character Way Gr. 5-6

Cheating, Lying & Stealing
(1993) 20 minutes 

This video creates realistic situations in which youngsters can examine their value systems and guide decision-making so poor decisions and their negative and destructive consequences can be avoided

Decision Skills Action Pack: Making Good Choices
(1999) 20 minutes (Gr 2-6)

Helps students compare options and weigh consequences when making decisions. Models showing ways to curb impulses and prevent acting without thinking. Introduces the premise that good choices and right actions influence others, while teaching that real strength is not acting-out but having the courage to remain true to yourself. Grade level: 2-6

Different and the Same: That's Us!
14 minutes (Primary)

This program teaches children to recognize, respect and celebrate cultural diversity. Children learn to appreciate their own cultural heritage as well as respect the similarities and differences in others. They learn that respect means treating everyone fairly and that they can live together in harmony.

Doing the Right Thing: Building Character
(2002) 16 minutes 

Show youngsters the power of integrity and honesty. Through true-to-life vignettes, children learn how doing the right thing not only benefits others, but gives them a sense of pride and self-respect. The program focuses on telling the truth, living up to your responsibilities, treating others as you would like to be treated and standing up for a friend. Grade level: K-2

Eleven Principles of Effective Character Education
(1997) 40 minutes 

This video presents a comprehensive guide to the development and assessment of character education programs in our nation�s schools. Two of the country�s prominent leaders in character education, Dr. Catherine Lewis and Dr. Thomas Lickona provide a compelling review of the critical principles essential to any effective character education program.

Excuses, Excuses: Give It Up!
21 minutes (Grade 5-9)

By middle school it is time to accept responsibilty and give up the excuse habit. Program follows the stories of three teens who learn the hard way that completing assignments and doing what's expected is part of growing up. Also available on DVD.

For Goodness Sake!
(1996) 16 minutes 

This video presents a fresh and inspiring message of personal responsibility and integrity that has never been more timely. In dozens of hilarious sketches, Hollywood celebrities show why it is so important to be good to each other.

Franklin and the Secret Club
30 minutes 

Franklin and his friend Snail feel left out when Porcupine does not ask them to become members of her Secret Club. When Franklin is finally invited to join, he�s thrilled until he learns about Porcupines� new rule no playing with snails. Franklin soon teaches Porcupine the true meaning of friendship. Also FRANKLIN IS MESSY Franklin has the messiest room going and usually avoids tidying up. It is not until Franklin accidentally steps on his prized sword hidden beneath all the junk that he realizes the merits of "a place for everything."

Get A Winning Attitude
(2003) 20 minutes (Grade level 5-8)

Follow the stories of four middle school students as they discover what it takes to overcome self doubt and lack of confidence to meet the challenges in their lives. Specific strategies for success are incorporated throughout this realistic program. Students will see the connection between a "winning attitude" and success. Grade 5-8

Good Conduct Action Pack: Courtesy is Contagious
(2001) 18 minutes 

This video uses short lessons to teach the how-to�s of courteous behavior. Students learn that good manners such as listening without interrupting, saying please and thank you, giving and accepting compliments, and apologizing and respecting others� things are always appreciated. Grade level: 3-6

Good Conduct Action Pack: Honesty Counts
(2001) 18 minutes 

In this video, students are asked to examine deeply what it means to be honest in word and deed. Real kids spell out that lying, stealing, and cheating all represent intolerable conduct. Grade level: 3-6

How Did That Happen?
(2003) 15 minutes 

In this student workshop children will learn to understand the importance of acting responsibility, how to retrace their steps when trying to figure out how or why something happened, understand the kinds of problems that can result from careless or irresponsible behavior, become more sensitive to the feelings of others

How Would You Feel?
(2002) 15 minutes (K-2)

This video is designed to help children get along better with their peers by encouraging them to empathize with others. By asking the question �How would you feel if you were in another person�s place?,� children learn to see a situation from a different point of view. Grade K-2

I Didn�t Do It Because� Excuses, Excuses (VHS)
(2005) 18 minutes (Gr 3-5)

Using real-life situations, I Didn�t Do It Because.. .Excuses, Excuses helps students see that making excuses to justify not meeting a responsibility can have unwanted and even regrettable consequences, and makes a strong pitch for why they should give up the excuse habit. Discussion questions invite students to ponder and talk about the issues raised in the program, while related activities expand on and reinforce the concepts presented. (VHS Edition)

I'm Telling! A Tattler's Tale
(1999) 13 minutes (K-2)

This video helps young students understand the difference between appropriate telling and inappropriate tattling. A whimsical creature named Tad helps figure out whether telling hurts or helps in situations viewers can easily relate to. Stories and music video demonstrate that, except in situations where someone might be hurt, it's better not to tattle and to try to solve problems yourself. Grade level: K-2

In Search of Character: Caring
30 minutes (Grade 6-12)

In this program caring means: Being responsive to the concerns and needs of others. Treating others with kindness, concern, and generosity. Being charitable. Giving of yourself for the benefit of others. Not being mean, cruel, or insensitive. Grade level: 6-12

In Search of Character: Citizenship
30 minutes (Grade 6-12)

In this program good citizenship means: Being socially responsible. Doing your part for the common good. Making our democracy work by voicing your opinions and voting. Performing community service. Helping to take care of the environment. Obeying the laws. Grade level: 6-12

In Search of Character: Courage
30 minutes (Grade 6-12)

In this program courage means: Stand up for what's right, even if you stand alone. Don't cave in to negative peer pressure. Don't avoid trying something for fear of making a mistake or failing. Don't be afraid to express yourself just because some people might disapprove. Grade level: 6-12

In Search of Character: Diligence
30 minutes (Grade 6-12)

In this program diligence means: Always do your best; strive for excellence. Be willing to risk failure to accomplish a higher goal. Be self-disciplined. Learn from your mistakes and failures. Look at the big picture. Set goals and stay focused. Don't give up just because things seem difficult. Grade level: 6-12

In Search of Character: Fairness
30 minutes (Grade 6-12)

In this program fairness means: Treat others the way you want to be treated. Treat people equally. Be open minded and reasonable. Play by the rules. Don't take advantage of others. Grade level: 6-12

In Search of Character: Honesty
30 minutes (Grade 6-12)

In this program being honest means: Be truthful, sincere, and straightforward. Don't lie, cheat or steal. Don't intentionally mislead others. Grade level: 6-12

In Search of Character: Integrity
30 minutes (Grade 6-12)

In this program integrity means: Always do what's right, even when it�s costly or difficult. Be true to yourself. Don't compromise your values by giving in to temptation. Grade level: 6-12

In Search of Character: Respect
30 minutes (Grade 6-12)

In this program respect means: Treating others the way you want to be treated. Having consideration for others. Solving problems without violence. Not ridiculing or hurting others. Grade level: 6-12

In Search of Character: Responsibility
30 minutes (Grade 6-12)

In this program responsibility means: Doing what needs to be done. Being reliable and dependable. Being accountable for your actions; not making excuses or blaming others. Using good judgment; thinking through the consequences of your actions. Exercising self-control. Grade level: 6-12

In Search of Character: Trustworthiness
30 minutes (Grade 6-12)

In this program trustworthiness means: Keeping promises-being a person of your word. Reliability-following through on commitments. Loyalty-when appropriate. Grade level: 6-12

Kelly Bear Teaches About Self-Control
30 minutes (grade K-3)

Help youngsters accept responsibility for their behavior by learning how to stop, think, and consider the consequences of their actions. This three-part video will foster understanding, positive choices, nonviolent peer interactions, and challenge children to make their school a safe place for everyone.

Kids for Character
(1996) 60 minutes 

Dozens of popular children's characters, led by Lamb Chop, Barney, and Babar invite kids to join in fun-filled skits and songs that teach right from wrong. Ages: 2-10

King Otis and the Kingdom of Goode - A Tale of Difference
(2002) 30 minutes 

Lollybird doesn't fit in. After all, she's the only blue elephant in the entire town. But when malligators prevent the citizens of Eleville from retrieving an important antidote, Lollybird's difference becomes the one thing that will save their leader! Grade level: PreK-K

King Otis and the Kingdom of Goode - A Tale of Patience
(2002) 30 minutes 

Growing up in the Nowaki desert, Phoose and his fish-like friends are tired of waiting for water. But after a series of misadventures, it is patience that finally makes their dreams of swimming come true! Grade level: PreK-K

King Otis and the Kingdom of Goode - A Tale of Sharing
(2002) 30 minutes 

McFlicken, a selfish creature who lives in a tree, thinks he'll be happiest if he doesn't have to share with the neighbors, especially his tree worms and wing repair glue. But when he finally gets the big tree to himself, he realizes that, without sharing, there can be no happiness. When a baby lird appears, McFlicken gets the chance he needs to bring his friends home! Grade level: PreK-K

Learning to Care
(1999) 16 minutes (k-2)

The early grades are a time when children are intensely moral and love to make others happy. Featuring four appealing scenarios about children who are sad or unhappy, this video encourages students to develop empathy by imagining themselves in someone else's place. Grade level: K-2

Let's Talk About Respect
(2002) 17 minutes (Gr K-2)

Student Workshop focusing on teaching respect to young children who are just learning that respect is more than a vague word referring to being polite, children will learn ways respect can be demonstrated, become more sensitive to others feelings, and see how respecting others can lead to self respect. Grades K-2

Life Lessons: More than Manners
(1994) 14 minutes (k-5)

Manners are much more than etiquette, they can also show our concern and respect for others. In this important production, children will understand the importance of using Do manners to show that we consider other people and their feelings. Grade level: K-5

LifeSteps with Michael Pritchard: Building Character
(2003) 28 minutes (Grade 6-12)

As teens in this program grapple with the common problem of friends who make bad choices about substance abuse, viewers learn that character means recognizing the need to make a change and having the courage and will power to stick to tough choices. Teens learn that the key to making good choices is to listen to their conscience and to the feelings they experience when their actions violate their values. Part of the 12-part LifeSteps Video Series. Leader's guide included. For grades 6-12. Hosted by Teen Counselor Michael Pritchard.

LifeSteps with Michael Pritchard: Creative Problem Solving
(2003) 28 minutes (Grade 6-12)

This video presents our eight-step problem-solving approach. Highlights include: naming the problem, brainstorming, evaluating options, and choosing the best solution. Viewers are taught the basic skill of cause-and-effect thinking and the benefits of a positive problem solving attitude. Part of the 12-part LifeSteps Video Series. Leader's guide included. For grades 6-12. Hosted by Teen Counselor Michael Pritchard.

LifeSteps with Michael Pritchard: Empathy, Caring and Compassion
(2003) 28 minutes (Grade 6-12)

This video explores the skills that build empathy, the importance of compassion, and the moral imperative to help others in need - particularly the victims of bullying. Teens learn how labeling, prejudice, and cynicism impede the development of caring relationships. Part of the 12-part LifeSteps Video Series. Leader's guide included. For grades 6-12. Hosted by Teen Counselor Michael Pritchard.

LifeSteps with Michael Pritchard: Knowing Who You Are
(2003) 28 minutes (Grade 6-12)

This video helps teens think about their behavior, learn from experience, develop a realistic sense of their strengths and weaknesses, understand and express their emotions. Moral knowing, a key element of good character, is explored as students discover the benefit of knowing their values, and living by them. Hosted by Teen Counselor Michael Pritchard. Part of the 12-part LifeSteps Video Series. Includes Leader's guide.

LifeSteps with Michael Pritchard: Respect
(2003) 28 minutes (Grade 6-12)

This video explores respect as a fundamental social value that allows us to resolve conflicts, prevent violence and bridge cultural differences. Barriers to respect, such as prejudice and bigotry, are explored as students learn that empathy and respect are the basis of healthy, successful relationships. Part of the 12-part LifeSteps Video Series. Leader's guide included. Hosted by Teen Counselor Michael Pritchard. For grades 6-12.

LifeSteps with Michael Pritchard: Responsibility
(2003) 28 minutes (Grade 6-12)

Teens learn the first rule of responsibility: to do no harm to themselves or others. The program also explores sexual responsibility, dependability, and trustworthiness, as teens are taught to ask themselves the guiding question: What is the most important thing I need to be doing right now? Part of the 12-part LifeSteps Video Series. Leader's Guide included. Hosted by Teen Counselor Michael Pritchard. For grades 6-12.

LifeSteps with Michael Pritchard: Taking Charge
(2003) 28 minutes (Grade 6-12)

To become independent, teens must incorporate a range of social and emotional skills. This program focuses on the emotional side of responsibility as students explore the key elements of self-control: coping with stress, avoiding impulsive behavior, delaying gratification, and managing anger. Part of the 12-part LifeSteps Video Series. Leader's guide included. Hosted by Teen Counselor Michael Pritchard. For grades 6-12.

McGee and Me! Back to the Drawing Board
30 minutes 

In this episode, Nicholas and McGee learn that jealousy causes a lot of hurt, anger, and frustration - especially for the one who's jealous. Grade level: K-6

McGee and Me! Do the Bright Thing
30 minutes 

Nicholas and McGee learn about the process and the payoff of making right - and wrong - decisions. Grade level: K-6

McGee and Me! Skate Expectations
30 minutes 

In Skate Expectations, Nicholas and McGee learn the value of showing love and kindness to others - no matter who they are. Grade level: K-6

McGee and Me! Take Me Out of the Ball Game
30 minutes 

Tune in to the world of Nicholas and his animated friend McGee. In this episode, with the help of special guest Orel Hershiser, you will learn about the importance of keeping things in the right perspective. Grade level: K-6

McGee and Me! The Big Lie
30 minutes 

Nick is eager to make a big impression at his new school. So a "little white lie" comes in mighty handy--until it causes big damage. Follow the antics as 11-year-old Nicholas and his cartoon pal McGee learn from mistakes caused by The Big Lie. Grade level: K-6

McGee and Me! The Blunder Years
30 minutes 

Nick is like every kid trying to fit in with the "Hip" crowd and leaving behind family and true friends in the process. Watch Nick, as he stumbles through the Blunder Years, makes choices and hopefully discovers what's really important in life. Grade level: K-6

McGee and Me! The Not-So-Great Escape
30 minutes 

When Nicholas's parents won't let him go to the movie that "everybody else" is going to see, he learns a valuable lesson in obedience and making wise decisions. Grade level: K-6

More Life Lessons: Hey! That's Not Fair
(1996) 11 minutes (K-5)

Using age appropriate children to help create examples, our young narrator provides some necessary coping skills for youngsters as they begin to sort out the often times gray concepts of what is or is not fair - an especially difficult concept for children to comprehend. Grade K-5

More Life Lessons: When It's Important To Tell
(1996) 12 minutes (K-5)

No child wants to be labeled as a big mouth or tattletale. But should they tell? When? Tell who? What if they promised not to tell? Doubts about telling can be troubling for your children. Doubts intensified by peer pressure can be tragic. It's time to help kids understand when it's important to tell. Grades K-5

Personal Ethics and the Future of the World
(1992) 28 minutes 

Ethics is a challenging and exciting subject for classroom discussion. Most people feel they have their own personal morals and ethics. But are there any ethical standards that go beyond the personal? Young people are often confronted with ethical questions that involve two rights: a personal right that often conflicts with a societal right.

Prevent Violence With Groark: Groark Learns About Prejudice
28 minutes (K-5)

This program teaches children: What prejudice is, what is wrong with being prejudiced, how to avoid being prejudiced, and the benefits of being open to different kinds of people. Grade level: K-5

Put Yourself in Someone Else's Shoes: Building Character
(2001) 16 minutes (gr 3-5)

Empathic kids get along better with peers and adults, can see things from differing points of view, bring sensitivity to their interactions with others, and can more readily resolve conflicts. Open-ended scenarios prompt discussion of this important issue. Grade level: 3-5

Respect for Property and Authority
(1995) 13 minutes 

Students will observe and learn practical ways for giving due respect to parents, teachers and other authority figures. Students will also learn simple strategies for respecting their own property as well as the property of others, including school property. Grade level: 5-7

Respect: Give It, Get It!
(2004) 15 minutes (gr 3-5)

Using peer hosts, urban settings, and real-life situations, kids see the connection between granting respect to others and the sense of self-respect that makes them feel on top of the world! Students learn the importance of respecting people's rights, needs, feelings and property. Grade level: 3-5

Respecting Differences
18 minutes (grades K-2)

Through appealing vignettes and songs, this workshop is designed to show children how to accept and respect differences. Differences in abilities, likes and dislikes, and differences in culture are highlighted. Youngsters are shown that being different can be both exciting and positive.

Rolie Polie Olie - Telling the Truth
(2002) 29 minutes 

This video is full of honest-to-goodness fun featuring Olie and a cast of lovable characters. Watch as they learn valuable lessons about the benefits of telling the truth in three very special animated adventures.

Secret Adventures SHRUG: The Self-Doubting Thomas
25 minutes (gr 3-8)

The theme of this video is that everybody can do something well and everyone has worth and value as a person. Grade level: 3-8

Secret Adventures SLAM: Full Court Perseverance
25 minutes (gr 3-8)

Basketball star A.C. Green makes a guest appearance in this video to remind students that as long as they keep trying and do their best, they have the chance to overcome almost any obstacle. Grade level: 3-8

Secret Adventures SMASH: How to Survive Junior High By Really Trying
25 minutes (gr 3-8)

This story shows how young people can accomplish things through cooperative teamwork that they could never have accomplished on their own. Grade level: 3-8

Secret Adventures SNAG: I'm Dreaming of a Right Christmas
25 minutes (gr 3-8)

This episode shows that the best gifts often come from the heart. Grade level: 3-8

Secret Adventures SNAP: How to Act Like A Responsible Almost-Adult
25 minutes (gr 3-8)

The important lesson of accepting responsibility is taught, even when it means making a sacrifice. Grade level: 3-8

Secret Adventures SPIN: Truth, Tubas and George Washington
25 minutes (gr 3-8)

The theme of this episode is that it is always better to tell the truth, even if it doesn't seem like a good idea at first. Grade level: 3-8

Secret Adventures SPLIT: Loss and Found
25 minutes (gr 3-8)

This video program looks at ways to cope with change and how sometimes you almost have to lose something to realize its value. Grade level: 3-8

She Said Yes
(2000) 36 minutes 

Cassie Bernall was a seventeen year old junior at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, who was one of the students tragically killed in 1999. This special documentary takes a look at her life, showing how she and her family overcame troubling teenage problems by working together. Based on the book by Cassie's mother Misty Bernall.

Should I Speak Up?
(2001) 13 minutes (gr 3-5)

Knowing when to speak up and tell the truth can be tricky. When is it just tattling? What if telling the truth will get you in trouble? Should you speak up or keep it to yourself? This program is designed to help kids figure out when they have a responsibility to share what they know. Grade level: 3-5

Starting Small
(1997) 58 minutes 

The vision of community that the early childhood classroom provides can color children's ideas and expectations about equity, cooperation and citizenship for a lifetime.

The Good Sport Game
13 minutes 

Ginger doesn't understand why her friends think she is a poor sport until Mr. Mac teaches her the importance of playing fair, resolving conflicts calmly, being helpful and courteous to others, and having a good attitude when things don't go your way.

The Making of an Unshakable Character
(2002) 45 minutes; 3 Video Set 

Watch Sam Glenn on stage as he humors his audience with character building tales. You will learn what character is, what it is not and why you need to make it a priority in your daily life.

The Truth About Hate
32 minutes 

Appearances by Kobe Bryant, Red Hot Chili Peppers� Flea, and Anthony and Eric La Salle. The origins of hate are explored through the eyes of teens who face and conquer their own racism, religious hatred, and sexual bias.

The Twilight Zone
50 minutes 

Features two episodes, including "Eye of the Beholder", a powerful metaphor to demonstrate how beauty and acceptance are illustrated in the real world. This episode puts the issue of diversity and acceptance of differences from a new perspective.

Trust Me! Learning to be Responsible
(1996) 23 minutes (gr 5-9)

Using scenarios typical of middle school experience, this program demonstrates that behaving responsibly is an essential key to growing up. Grade level: 5-9

Uncommon Courtesy
(1995) 15 minutes (gr 5-7)

Students learn to define and identify the rules of common courtesy, such as politeness, taking turns, sharing, saying "please" and "thank you," and respecting the belongings of others. Grade level: 5-7

Veggie Tales: Are You My Neighbor?
20 minutes 

The theme of this video is we can be friends with everybody - even those who are different from us. Grade level: PreK-2

Veggie Tales: Flibber-o-loo
20 minutes 

The important lesson in this video is if you see someone who is hurt or in need, maybe it's time to perform a good deed. And when you finish, you'll feel better, too. Grade level: PreK-2

Veggie Tales: Larry Boy and the Fib from Outer Space
20 minutes 

A fib can grow into a big lie that can trap a person. The only relief is "telling the truth," which can set you free. Grade level: PreK-2

Veggie Tales: The Grapes of Wrath
20 minutes 

The important lesson in this video is if someone wrongs you and says they are sorry, you should forgive and forget the wrong. Grade level: PreK-2

What If You Lose When You Play To Win?
(2000) 16 minutes 

This video and workbook deals with the emotions of children in various types of competitions and reassures children there is nothing wrong with wanting to win. It also stresses the point that there are different ways to behave when you don't win. Grade level: 2-4

What is Courage? Building Character
(2004) 15 minutes (grades 3-5)

This inventive and captivating program shows students that there are many ways to define courage. Whenever children face their fears and meet a challenge, achieve a goal through perseverance, or demonstrate fortitude by standing up for what they believe in, they are choosing to act courageously. Thought-provoking questions after each segment encourage students to explore the many facets of courage.

What Should I Do? Making Decisions
19 minutes (Grade 3-5)

Mort, a lively puppet friend, has learned the important steps to making good decisions, and he passes them along to viewers. He helps kids see the importance of considering the consequences of their decisions, getting enough information to make a decision, and thinking about how they would feel if someone found out what they did. Also available on DVD.

Wings for Success with Mother Goose and Bernard: Sharing and Caring
(1999) 18 minutes (Grade PreK-2)

Sharing and Caring opens the door to your child's understanding of important interpersonal (social) skills: Listening and Communication, Cooperation and Teamwork, Adaptability and Negotiation, Empathy and Compliments, Leading and Motivating Others, and Becoming and Positive Role Model. Mother Goose and Bernard give your children wings for success as they soar into the fun and learning of "Sharing and Caring"! Pre K through Grade 2

Winnie the Pooh: Sharing and Caring
(1989) 43 min 

In "Lights Out," Rabbit learns a lesson about sharing when he borrows Gopher's head lamp. Then, in "The Rats Who Came to Dinner," It's the rainstorm of the century and everybody turns to Pooh for help. Finally, "No rabbit's a Fortress" teaches Rabbit a dynamite lesson in trusting his pals!

Winnie the Pooh: Working Together
(1998) 33 minutes 

Three fun fables teach the importance of showing consideration for others. In Shovel, Shovel, Toil and Trouble, Gopher's so gaga over his new power shovel, "Lucille," he's digging up everything in sight! In Tigger's Shoes, Tigger's bounding is driving rabbit bonkers, so the harried hare invents a tricky plan to keep Tigger earthbound. And in Easy Come, Easy Gopher, building the ultimate tunnel is no easy task when Rabbit secretly changes the blueprints!

You Can Choose: Being Responsible
(1992) 29 minutes (Grade K-5)

Rhonda Bird must choose between a good time and taking her responsibilities seriously. Children learn what responsibility is and what the attributes of a responsible person are. Grade level: K-5

You Can Choose: Cooperation
(1992) 29 minutes (Grade K-5)

Moose discovers the benefits of working with others. Children learn that cooperation is a basic life skill that helps us work successfully in groups and interact harmoniously with others. Grade level: K-5

You Can Choose: Doing the Right Thing
(1992) 27 minutes (Grade K-5)

Rhonda and Fiona learn that doing what's right feels better than doing what's wrong. Children learn to think about whether something is right or wrong before making a choice and that there's an important difference between doing what's right and doing what they can get away with. Grade level: K-5

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