Peer Pressure

Say No to Negative Peer Pressure (2015)

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This video and print program teaches young students when and how to say, "No!" Viewers follow age-appropriate narrative scenarios as the protagonists decide what to do and how to resolve their problems by saying no and following through with protective responses. These true-to-life scenarios pertain to peer pressure, sibling trouble, and bullying.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
00:29
Say No to Negative Peer Pressure

Speak

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From her first moment at Merryweather High, Melinda Sordino knows she's an outcast.

Monster

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Sometimes I feel like I have walked into the middle of a movie. Maybe I can make my own movie. The film will be the story of my life. No, not my life, but of this experience. I'll call it what the lady who is the prosecutor called me: Monster.

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Lexile: 
670L
Length: 
02:35
Monster

Fourth Grade Rats

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Copies: 4

A fast, fun, friendship read from the Newbery-award winning author of Maniac Magee. Fourth graders are tough. They aren't afraid of spiders. They say no to their moms. They push first graders off the swings. And they never, ever cry. Suds knows that now that he's in fourth grade, he's supposed to be a rat. But whenever he tries to act like one, something goes wrong. Can Suds's friend Joey teach him to toughen up...or will Suds remain a fourth grade wimp?

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340L
Fourth Grade Rats

There's a Girl in My Hammerlock

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Eric's smile was so dazzling. Maisie is willing to do anything to be near him--even join the school wrestling team. But she is astonished at the avalanche of hostile opinion she provokes, in and out of school. Is Eric worth it? Not if he keeps dating Liz ("Lizard") Lampley! The sign in the coach's office says, "It takes a little more to be a champion." Does Maisie have what it takes to stick it out--and win?

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520L
There's a Girl in My Hammerlock

The 6 Most Important Decisions You'll Ever Make (Unabridged)

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The challenges teens face today are tougher than at any time in history: academic stress, parent communication, media bombardments, dating drama, abuse, bullying, addictions, depression, and negative peer pressure, just to name a few. And like it or not, the choices teens make while navigating these challenges can make or break their futures.

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05:38
The 6 Most Important Decisions You'll Ever Make (Unabridged)

The Crucible (Dramatized)

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In the rigid theocracy of Salem, Massachusetts, rumors that women are practicing witchcraft galvanize the town. In the ruthlessness of the prosecutors and the eagerness of neighbor to testify against neighbor, The Crucible mirrors the anti-Communist hysteria in the 1950s.

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1320L
Length: 
03:58
The Crucible (Dramatized)

Dangerous Decisions: Learning To Think Before You Act

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Teens today are exposed to many risks—the ready availability of drugs, tobacco and alcohol; pressure to have sex; dangers on the Internet; inexperienced, drowsy and drunk driving; extreme diets; and more. When faced with difficult and life-altering decisions, teens often lack the skills needed to understand and evaluate the potential problems before they choose to act.

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Middle
High
Length: 
00:20
Dangerous Decisions: Learning To Think Before You Act

Surviving Peer Pressure: You Can Do It!

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For teens and pre-teens, staying true to oneself can be a tough act to pull off.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
00:22
Surviving Peer Pressure: You Can Do It!

Athletes, Alcohol and Steroids: What's Wrong with this Picture?

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New research has indicated that school athletes, both male and female, are at a greater risk of abusing alcohol and steroids than non-athletes. The video and print package explain why the risk is greater (media images, advertising alcohol with sports events, peer pressure), and how knowledge about the problem can be a first step in reducing athletes’ alcohol and steroid use.

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Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
Athletes, Alcohol and Steroids: What's Wrong with this Picture?

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