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Selection of Videos
Read the Board of Education policy on the selection and use of classroom video materials (PDF).

Videos

Videos may be shown to your child as part of the health education curriculum. Learn more about instructional health videos by grade level by reading the summaries by grade level. 

|Kindergarten | First Grade | Second Grade | Third Grade | Fourth Grade | Fifth Grade | Sixth Grade | Seventh Grade | Eighth Grade | Ninth-Twelfth Grade |


Kindergarten
Chester the cat—A most unusual tale
This is a short animated story of a cat who doesn't like to have his tail touched. The video proceeds to discuss good and bad touches using Chester characterizations. It concludes with Chester realizing that it is his body and he can control who touches him. He says "no" in an assertive voice to uncomfortable touching.

Grade 1
It's your body: You're in charge
Empower even the youngest children to feel that they have control over their own bodies. This program helps them differentiate between good and bad touches learn that they have the right to say “no” to a touch that makes them feel uncomfortable, understand the “touching rule” and realize if they experience a bad touch, they MUST speak up and tell an adult they trust what happened.


Super puppy: Words can hurt
A puppy’s feelings are hurt when he is called names. When he then hurts someone else, he doesn’t feel any better. He learns to think about himself and to apologize for his own unkind words. He is awarded a blue ribbon at a puppy school for his improvement.

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Grade 2
McGruff: The No Show
This video emphasizes the importance of saying “NO” to alcohol and drugs. Through the use of McGruff, the crime dog, and a group of elementary age children, this message is presented in a lively and informative manner. Children are taught that alcohol and drugs are harmful to their bodies. They are encouraged to say “NO” in a variety of ways when faced with pressure to use drugs. Music and songs are used to convey this message.

Second Step: Anger Management
Students see how Gary reduces his anger to solve his problem at the school bus stop. After each vignette, the teacher leads a discussion. Students learn how to stop and think, relax, take deep breaths, and think about safe solutions to cope with frustration.

No one quite like me or you
This is a video in which children meet others who are different in name, interests, size, and possible handicaps. The reactions of the “different” children as well as those they meet are carefully discussed.

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Grade 3
Bloodborne pathogens and other traveling germs
Help students protect themselves and their friends at school and at play. A few everyday precautions can help young students stay healthy. Focusing on the school setting, this program explains how to avoid transmission of pathogens.

Yes you can say no
This is an educational video showing children modeling protective, assertive behavior in a number of believable safety situations, including preventing sexual assault. Modeling and role-playing are effective means of developing desired behavior in both adults and children. The skills modeled in the video have been recommended by therapists help children learn personal safety skills.

Health for children: Nutrition
Eating nutritious foods is an important part of living a healthy lifestyle. Food is a source of energy to help your body grow strong and smart. You get this energy by eating the right foods in the right amounts. A great way to make sure your body gets the nutrients it needs is to eat a balanced diet, full of many different foods. Food can be organized into food groups: 1) grain group; 2) vegetable group; 3) fruit group; 4) milk, cheese and yogurt group; 5) meat, poultry, fish, dried beans, eggs and nuts group; 6) oils, fats and sweets. Food guides are tools that help you to choose a balanced diet. The most common is the food guide pyramid, which gives suggestions about how many servings you should eat from each food group, each day. Nutrition labels are another helpful tool because they tell you what ingredients and nutrients a food contains. People with food allergies can refer to these labels when choosing what to eat. Finally, while healthy eating is important, healthy food-handling is also essential.

Health for children: Safety awareness
Following safety rules are healthy choices that we make each day. These rules enable us to identify and avoid hazards as well as stay safe at home, school and on the move. To protect yourself against fires, establish a family fire escape plan, test smoke detectors, and stop, drop and roll if your clothes catch fire. Learn to recognize poisons and stay away from them. Some poisons can hurt you if they get in your eyes, touch your skin, are swallowed or are smelled.

Electricity makes our lives a lot easier, but it can be very dangerous if not used properly. Plugs should not be pulled by the cord, exposed wires should be avoided, and never use electricity near water. When you are on the go, consider safety rules when you are crossing the street, taking the school bus, and riding in the car. It is also important to wear the proper safety gear when you are playing sports or being active. Skateboarders, bikers, soccer players and football players all wear protective clothing. If there is an emergency, you can get help quickly by calling 911. Following safety rules is a big responsibility, but it will keep you and people around you as safe as possible.

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Grade 4
Health for children: Drugs and diseases
A disease is an illness that keeps you from being healthy. Some diseases are non-infectious, which can be caused by an unhealthy lifestyle or be passed down through families. Other diseases are contagious, meaning that they can be spread from one person to another. Germs are tiny living things that can usual only be seen under a microscope. Some bacteria and viruses are germs that can cause communicable diseases. Of course, we simply cannot avoid disease causing germs because they are everywhere! However, we can keep germs from entering our body by practicing good hygiene. That means keeping clean, eating healthy foods and seeing a pediatrician for regular check-ups. Our body is also equipped with an immune system to protect us from germ invaders. Vaccines, antibiotics and other medicines are substances that have been developed to help us get and stay healthy.

Health for children: Decisions and conflicts
Children are faced with many different decisions each day and find themselves in situations that can affect their emotional and physical health. As such, it is important for students to learn how to make healthy choices, develop healthy habits, and set personal health goals. Each program addresses an important topic for living a healthy lifestyle. Students are encouraged to think about the decisions they make and how those decisions impact their well-being. They are presented with strategies for making good personal choices, practicing refusal skills, seeking help from adults, and being a good friend to others.

Health for children: Environmental health
People can stay healthy by keeping their environment healthy. We all rely upon natural resources to help us live our lives. You can do your part to protect natural resources by remembering the three R’s: reduce, reuse, and recycle. Air, land and water pollution are unfortunate occurrences that have an effect on the environment and our health. Air pollution includes automobile exhaust, smoke from factories and burning trash. Polluted air can sometimes trigger allergies and cause asthma attacks. Litter is an example of land pollution. Garbage should always be properly disposed of. You can sort recyclables and take them to a recycling center and you can make special arrangements for the removal of hazardous wastes. Making a compost pile is a pollution-free way to get rid of garbage and help plants grow. Never drink water from lakes, rivers or oceans. Many of these water sources, including groundwater, have fallen prey to pollution and so the water must be treated before it is safe for drinking. Sanitation workers, scientists and even kids can all be health heroes in the effort to make the planet a cleaner and healthier place to live.

All about medicines
Medicine is important to good health. Students learn how to take medicine, when to take it and how it works. Students learn about drug abuse and safety rules for taking medicine.

What's a bully (Part I & II Only)
Students learn about physical and emotional bullying by viewing 2 scenarios “The Touch Guy” and “Words Can Hurt, Too?” Students are encouraged to examine their own behavior and strategies to cope with bullying.

There's no one just like you or me
As they develop a sense of their own identity, kids naturally compare themselves to others. And they are quick to tease, put down, or even reject those who are different. Getting them to see differences as the spark that makes life special and interesting is an on-going challenge.

Portraying kids who come from different cultures, have different physical attributes, and different interests, this program builds respect and helps viewers appreciate themselves and other.

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Grade 5
To the max: Understanding the new diet and exercise guidelines 
This fast paced program follows a typical day for Justin, a fifth-grader, as he eats super-sized fast food, watches too much TV, plays too many video games, and has almost no exercise. Students hear from real kids and experts who talk about the challenges of eating right and the importance of exercise. Helps kids understand the new dietary guidelines.

Health for children: Staying safe—Strangers,  cyberspace and more
Being street smart means knowing how to stay safe and use your head in any situation. An important part of staying safe is learning how to deal with strangers. Never talk to strangers or approach a stranger in a car. When going out alone, let an adult know when you are leaving and when you will be back. Travel with a buddy. It is safe and fun! When you are surfing the Internet, stick to web sites that are made for kids and never give out personal information or tell people that you will meet them in person. Stay away from weapons because they are dangerous. If you find a weapon, tell an adult. When it comes to family, following the safety rules means never keeping secrets from your parents. Trusted adults can include parents, grandparents, teachers, police officers— adults you know you can count on and feel you can talk to. Seek help from a trusted adult if you or a friend ever feels frightened, confused or uncomfortable.

Health for children: Dealing with feelings
Taking care of your emotional health is just as important as taking care of your body. By understanding your feelings you can learn to express them in a positive way. At some point, we have all felt happy, sad, angry or jealous. Even though we are all different, we all feel the same feelings. Emotions can be caused by many different things and you can experience more than one feeling at the same time. When you feel something, your face and body usually shows it. (Have you ever had sweaty palms and a dry mouth when you were afraid or nervous about something?) Talk about your emotions with a parent, teacher or good friend. Understanding who you are and being able to positively express how you think and feel helps to promote good self-esteem.

Looking ahead: Boys/Girls
This video is used as part of the 5th grade maturation unit. The video is used separately with boys and girls. Students learn about the physical developmental and emotional aspects of entering puberty. Students learn factual information about the male and female reproductive systems in a sensitive, age appropriate manner.

What is a bully? (Parts III & IV Only)
Students gain an understanding of bullying through two scenarios, “You Know What I Heard?” and “The Internet Bully.” Students learn about the negative effects of rumors and how to deal with them. Students learn about cyber bullying and discuss strategies to deal with internet bullying.

Drugs: What kids need to know
This student workshop gives viewers information they need to know to make healthy decisions about medicines and drug use. It describes how to use medicines safely and explores the harmful effects of tobacco, alcohol and marijuana. The DVD also provides students with helpful strategies to resist using drugs.

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Grade 6
Bad Friendships
This DVD engages students in thinking about what a true friend is and how friendship is usually based on trust and respect. Some of the reasons that young people might find themselves in bad friendships are revealed. Furthermore, the narrators help in identifying the five factors that define a good friend. Also, reasons for staying in bad friendships are identified. In conclusion, the DVD allows the narrators to offer advice about leaving bad friendships and how students can get advice and help from other people.

Blood Brothers
A young Joey Dipallo receives a blood transfusion infected with HIV and lives a life of hidden identity until exposed by the media some years later. References of stereotypes and homophobia as well as paranoia from lack of education on HIV are all included in this HBO true story.

How Rude!
Introduces students to the basics of good manners in skits to which young people can relate. By following examples of the difference between proper and rude behavior, teens will learn how to express respect and kindness for other in their actions. When students take the rules of common courtesy to heart, they make life more pleasant for everyone around them, develop confidence for any social situation and ready themselves for success in all phases of life.

Smoke Screeners
 
This video gives hard facts about the consequences of smoking in a comical manner.

Understanding HIV & AIDS
Common questions that students ask about HIV and AIDS are explored throughout this DVD in a discussion group format. Some of the questions addressed are: What does AIDS stand for? Can you get it from kissing? The DVD also addresses fears about HIV and AIDS with information, beginning with the basics. Transmission modes for HIV are discussed as well as the fact that alcohol and drugs impair judgment which can lead to people taking risks that they may not normally take. How HIV is not spread is discussed as well as how people might treat someone infected with HIV.

Understanding and Resolving Conflicts
The video shows several short vignettes which show conflict or normal occurrences in everyday life and how to deal with them.

Yes, No, Maybe
This video is designed to help adolescents make healthy decisions. the program not only helps young people understand the steps in the discussion making process, but helps them clarify their values by learning to identify what is important to them.

You Can Say No: Here's How
 
The video tells the story of two early adolescents facing pressure situations. In each case, Dr. Advice, a radio personality, provides the audience with assertiveness techniques and refusal skills that can be utilized. Each person learns to stand up for their own rights in a respectful, responsible way.

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Grade 7
Alcohol Exposed
Begins with several young people confessing the mistakes they have made because of alcohol. Alcohol is a depressant drug and the most widely used drug in the world. The issue of drinking and driving arises in this DVD, as well as the physical risks people take while under the influence of alcohol. Binge drinking is another topic discussed and how it can lead to alcohol poisoning and even death. The influence that media has over young people is also confronted. Lastly, the subject of alcoholism is discussed. Additionally, several refusal techniques are offered and students are reminded that, "Half of all young people abstain from alcohol because they have understood that alcohol can mess with their minds, their moods, and their power to be in control.

Everything You Need to Know About Alcohol in 22 Minutes

Using vivid case studies involving teens, along with interviews with health experts, shows that teenage drinkers are more likely to experience health problems, school problems and social dysfunction. Using a fast-paced format, shows the effects of alcohol on the liver, immune system, and gastro-intestinal system; and how binge drinking can lead to alcohol poisoning and death. Explains how alcohol impacts brain development during adolescence and permanently damages parts of the brain associated with memory. Details how a mother’s drinking during pregnancy can cause Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and its impact on her child’s entire life. Includes harrowing first-person accounts of teens’ DUI tragedies involving serious injury, passenger deaths and imprisonment. Describes the legal ramifications of underage drinking. Helps viewers determine whether they have a drinking problem, plus where and how to get help.

Everything You Need to Know About Marijuana in 22 Minutes

The risks of marijuana use are dramatically illustrated in this fact-based video every teen should see. Doctors illustrate how pot can permanently damage the teenage brain and contribute to mental illness. Viewers learn how marijuana use seriously impacts driver alertness, reflexes and perception skills. Young recovering addicts describe how marijuana ruined their lives and dispel the myth that marijuana is not addictive. The program includes new information about synthetic cannabinoid drugs such as Spice and K2 and lays out the legal consequences of marijuana use.

Huffing: The Latest Facts About Inhalant Abuse
This DVD informs students about what inhalants are and the extreme risks that go along with huffing. It describes how inhalants affect the body and highlights the fact that they can cause permanent brain damage and even death. Two interviews also take place throughout the DVD showing families that lost a child due to deaths from huffing. The significance of warning labels on products is introduced as well as the narrators squashing common myths about inhalants. Lastly, effective strategies for resisting peer pressure are revealed.

Marijuana Exposed
Begins by describing Chris, who began smoking marijuana at the age of twelve. The video also describes Kelly, who ran away from home at the age of 16 due to her use of marijuana. This video further explains that marijuana is not a harmless drug, as some people see it. Many of the side effects of marijuana use are revealed and the increase in potency is explained as well, including the possible "lacing" of drugs. The physical damage that is caused by smoking marijuana is also depicted. Lastly, the fact that marijuana is an illegal drug and can cause addiction, is further explained, as well as several refusal techniques which can support students' ability to resist marijuana.

National Geographic – The Reproductive System
This 20 minute National Geographic presentation discusses puberty and traces the beginning of life from the development of egg and sperm to fertilization and development of a human being. The fetus is shown in utero at various stages of development. The video contains actual footage of the penetration of an egg by a sperm cell, subsequent cell division and the development of a fetus. All material is presented scientifically.

Smoking: Truth or Dare
The video presents the effects of using tobacco. People with tobacco related health problems discuss the effects of tobacco use on their lives.

Struggling With Stress 
This video helps students learn how to manage the stress in their lives and also give them new ways to confront difficult moments that they may face. The video focuses on a typical group of teenagers contending with the pressures they experience at school, with relationships, and as a result of family problems. These teenagers complain, vent, and philosophize: a few even reaching their breaking point. The young people in this video are clearly reacting to the overwhelming stress in their lives. Students watching this video will relate to these teens and will recognize that they are not alone in their struggles with stress. Lastly, an adolescent psychologist provides useful information about the positive and negative effects of stress and she also offers practical strategies for managing stress.

Waking Up From Dope
A comedian talks to a group of students about the dangers of drug use and abuse. He uses humor to get his message to the students about unwisely choosing to use drugs. The emphasis of the video is on alcohol, tobacco and marijuana abuse and consequences of using these drugs.

You, Your Body, & Puberty
This DVD will help students work with their peers, teachers and family members to learn more about the changes that take place during puberty. It highlights the physiological and emotional changes that take place during puberty. However, it allows students to appreciate and celebrate the changes that take place in a positive way. Furthermore, this DVD reveals to students that puberty happens at a different pace for each individual. Lastly, this program will help students practice the emotional and social skills needed to meet those changes with maturity and grace.

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Grade 8
48 Hours – Ecstasy
This video explains the hazards of ecstasy use and shows real users and the consequences of abusing ecstasy.

Addiction and the Human Brain

Drug addiction is a disease of the brain, and teens are at highest risk for acquiring this disease. That is the startling conclusion recently arrived at by brain experts, based on the latest research findings. This program illustrates the amazingly complicated structure and function of the brain using colorful and compelling visuals and computer animations. It explains the changes to the brain caused by prolonged use of drugs such as cocaine, heroin, nicotine, alcohol and methamphetamine, and shows why voluntary drug use eventually becomes involuntary and compulsive. Studies indicate that drugs affect the developing brain more than the brain of someone more mature, thus putting teens at a higher risk of addiction. Interviews with recovering teen addicts, an addiction counselor, and brain experts and researchers give the program realism and intensity, and provide sobering thoughts to viewers.

Addiction – The Problems, The Solutions
This video profiles the real life experiences of five young recovering addicts to help students understand the complexities of addiction. What it is, who is vulnerable, why an addiction is so hard to kick, and what can be done. A medical expert and a clinical psychologist, who work with people recovering from addictions, provide onscreen expert analysis.

Advertising, the Media and Your Health
This DVD introduces a new aspect of the media's influences on young people. Advertising surrounding violence, body image, and sex are among the topics covered. Special emphasis is given to understanding how common advertising strategies may affect a student's self-image, influence their attitudes and directly conflict with reasonable health choices such as choosing not to have risky sex, use alcohol or eat junk food.

Cocaine/Crack
This video gives students the bare facts about cocaine and crack. It deglamourizes drug use and lets students see for themselves how these drugs can ruin ones life. With the information provided, students will be better able to decide not to experiment with this powerful drug.

Legal but Deadly - Abusing Prescription Drugs
This DVD introduces teens to the extreme risks of using prescription drugs and the misconceptions that they are safe because they're prescribed. The effects that these drugs can have on teenagers are described by professionals and former users. Two professionals, Susan Foster and Terry Horton define the 3 main types of prescription drugs. Furthermore, the potential for addiction to prescription drugs is discussed as well as the intoxicating effects and potentially deadly consequences.

Real People: Suicide and Depression
One of the most urgent messages of real people is suicide and depression. Talking about suicide can help remove the stigma surrounding it and instead see it as a public health problem. Research tells us that when kids are able to talk about their suicidal feelings the risk of them ending their life decreases dramatically. Kids need to hear from their parents, school personnel and friends that suicide is not an option and that help is available.

Real People: Teens Who Choose Abstinence
In this program, teenagers who have chosen a policy of abstinence from sexual intercourse discuss the reasons for their decision and some of the ways that this choice has affected their lives.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases
This 25 minute video factually discusses several STD’s including AIDS. Also included in the presentation is: What STDs are, transmission, incubation, symptoms, dangers of leaving them untreated and where and how to receive treatment. A health educator at a treatment center discusses feelings and coping with having an STD. Abstinence is strongly stresses as being the only foolproof method of protecting oneself.

The Miracle of Life
 
This 55 minute NOVA presentation traces the beginning of life from development of the egg and sperm, their journey in the body, fertilization and development of a human being. The video scientifically shows actual penetration of the egg by a sperm cell, subsequent cell division and the development of the fetus. It shows a fetus in utero in various stages of development. The live human birth has been edited out of the video shown to middle school students.

The Truth About Drugs
 
The video presents real teens talking about their attitudes and how their attitudes change. The emphasis on club drugs and shows teens the consequences of drug abuse.

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Grades 9 - 12:

INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH & WELLNESS
A Walk to Remember {Rated PG}
Love brings together what peer pressure and lifestyles seek to keep apart in this story about Landon, a popular high school student skating through life on good looks and bravado, and Jamie, a preacher's daughter whose self-confidence doesn't depend on the opinions of others. When events thrust Landon into Jamie's world, he begins an unexpected journey he'll never forget. Trust, hope, goals, faith, unconditional love. They're remarkable steps to a life changed in "A Walk to Remember."

Teen File Series: The Truth About Surviving High School
This is a film of the Emmy award winning series hosted by Leeza Gibbons and produced by Arnold Shapiro that explores issues confronting today's youth. This video explores the stresses experienced by kids trying to fit in. The film addresses the issues of isolation, extreme dieting, steroid use, depression and suicide. It challenges teens to find solutions to the bullying and harassment issues that divide their school by empowering teens to make a positive change in their environment. This video is an invaluable resource to teens and parents alike.

Mental & Emotional Health Unit
ABC 20/20: The Lori Schiller Interview
In this 200/20 interview, Diane Sawyer interviews Lori Schiller; a young person who has been diagnosed with schizophrenia. Lori describes the symptoms and experiences, including voices, hallucinations, and irrational behaviors. Her parents explain their reluctance to tell of their daughter's illness and how it has impacted their family. Treatments available for the management of schizophrenia are explored and described. The segment concludes with Lori experiencing success with the management of her illness and the resumption of her daily life.

A Beautiful Mind {PG-13}
This is a true story about the prominent mathematician, John Nash, Jr. Russell Crowe stars the brilliant but arrogant professor Nash who seems guaranteed a rosy future after his remarkable advancement in the foundations of "game theory" takes him to the brink of international acclaim. However, when he is recruited by a CIA agent to provide assistance to the military with top-secret code-breaking duties, the stress of his covert activities shatters his fragile grip on reality, and he becomes a paranoid schizophrenic. Battling decades of illness with his loyal wife Alicia by his side, Nash is ultimately able to recover from his mental disorder and eventually goes on to triumphantly win the Nobel Prize.

Dateline: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
This video interviews four individuals living with obsessive-compulsive disorder. They discuss the impact of this disorder on their lives, as well as the treatments they have received and their recovery to a healthy life.

Multiple Personalities
This is an HBO documentary that explores the experience of three adults who have this disorder. These real life interviews show each person experiencing multiple personalities. The documentary includes actual scenes of their treatment and recovery. During treatment, each patient recalls the sexual abuse that he/she experienced as a child. This abuse is the root of their disorder and may evoke an emotional response for the viewer. There are, however, no scenes of abuse, only a verbal description given during therapy. At times the patient will use strong language. This video illustrates the causes of this complex disorder, various treatments that may be utilized, and the strength in healing and recovery.

Teen Depression
This program tells the personal stories of several teenagers who have suffered from clinical depression. It explores how they became aware of depression, the ways their depression has affected them, and the steps they took to address their condition. The program also features William Del Monte, a psychiatrist with the Mayo Clinic, who explains the symptoms, causes and treatments - both psychological and chemical - for depression.

The Outsiders {Rated PG}
In 1996 Tulsa, there were two types of teenagers. If you were a "soc", you had money, cars, and a future. But if you were a "greaser"; you were given and outsider with only your friends and a dream of acceptance. Francis Cappola's powerful film of S.E. Hinton's classic novel captures how it feels to be caught between childhood's innocence and adulthood's disillusionment.

RESPECT & NON-VIOLENCE UNIT
Enough {Rated PG-13}
Working-class waitress Slim thought she was entering a life of domestic bliss when she married Mitch the man of her dreams. After the arrival of their first child, her picture-perfect life is shattered when she discovers Mitch's hidden dark side, a controlling and abusive alter ego that can turn trust, love and tranquility into terror. Terrified for her child's safety, Slim flees with her daughter. Relentless in his pursuit and enlisting the aid of lethal henchmen, Mitch continually stalks the prey that was once his family. Finally, Slim is forced to fight back, engaging Mitch in a physical and psychological battle, showing him that she's had ENOUGH!

Every Nine Seconds
This is an NBC original movie that tells the story of two abusive relationships. One portrays spousal abuse and addresses the effects on the family. The other describes a violent teen dating relationship. The video addresses unhealthy behaviors and contains some scenes of violence. Both victims employ the assistance of a volunteer from a woman's crisis hotline and are presented with strategies to prevent and stop abusive situations.

Forrest Gump {Rated PG-13}
A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events – in each case, for exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. Yet, despite all the things he has attained, his one true love eludes him. “Forrest Gump” is the story of a man who rose above his challenges, and who proved that determination, courage and love are more important than ability.

Radio {Rated PG}
For anyone who ever had a dream and everyone with the courage to stand up for what they believe comes this real life story of Robert "Radio" Kennedy. Experience Radio's journey from a man no one understood to the coach no one could live without. Together with Head Coach Harold Jones, Radio inspired a football team to become champions and a town to open their hearts. Radio proved the world's greatest victories happen in real life.

Teen File Series: The Truth About Hate
This film is a part of the Emmy Award winning series hosted by Leeza Gibbons and produced by Arnold Shapiro that explore issues that confront today's youth. Hate is all about fear and ignorance. Approximately 40,000 hate crimes occur in America every year. This video introduces you to 11 culturally diverse teens. For three days these teens come together and attempt to break down the differences that keep them apart.

HUMAN SEXUALITY UNIT
Considering Condoms
This is a 15 minute video produced by an educational film company. The video states that abstinence is the only 100% effective method against pregnancy or disease. For those individuals who choose to be sexually active, it discusses the importance of using condoms to reduce the chance of pregnancy and/or the transmission of disease{s}.

Philadelphia {Rated PG-13}
Hailed as a landmark film that dazzles with deep emotion and exceptional acting, Philadelphia starts Tom Hands and Denzel Washington as two competing lawyers who join forces to sue a prestigious law firm and AIDS discrimination. As their unlikely friendship develops, their courage overcomes the prejudice and corruption of their powerful adversaries.

Teen Files Series: The Truth About Sex
These films are part of the Emmy Award winning series hosted by Leeza Gibbons and produced by Arnold Shapiro that explores issues that confront today's youth. The U.S. has the highest rate of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease in the industrialized world. The viewers witness the consequences of an unplanned pregnancy and the health risks involved. They hear what teen and their parents have to say about sex in a candid discussion to see what's really going on with relationships today. Finally, students learn about the dangers of unsafe sex and hear from a woman infected with the AIDS virus. Throughout the video, the message is clear and consistent. Be responsible and do not become a statistic.

Juno {Rated PG-13}
A tale told over four seasons, starting in autumn when Juno, a 16-year-old high school junior in Minnesota, discovers she’s pregnant after a one time encounter with her best friend, Bleeker. In the waiting room of an abortion clinic, the quirky and whip-sharp Juno decides to give birth and to place the child with an adoptive couple.

ADDITION UNIT {Part 1}
Teen File Series: Smoking Truth or Dare
This film is a part of the Emmy Award winning series hosted by Leeza Gibbons and produced by Arnold Shapiro that explores issues that confront today's youth. Over four million teens use tobacco and over one million will someday die because of it. This video will show who smoking is already robbing teens of their looks, their health and their lives.

Teen Files Series: The Truth About Alcohol
This film is a part of the Emmy Award winning series hosted by Leeza Gibbons and produced by Arnold Shapiro that explores issues that confront today's youth. This video shows what happens when under-aged drinkers from across the country come face-to-face with the truth about how their drinking is already affecting their bodies, their lives and the lives of others.

Teen Files Series: The Truth About Drugs
This film is a part of the Emmy Award winning series hosted by Leeza Gibbons and produced by Arnold Shapiro that explores issues that confront today's youth. this video will show what the effects of drugs can have on teenagers, both physically and mentally. This video tells the real story of how drugs will impact teens in many ways.

28 Days {Rated PG}
Gwen Cummings, a successful New York journalist and ultimate party girl, loves to have a good time! Trouble is, she can never tell when she's had enough. When Gwen borrows her sister's wedding limo and plows it into someone's front porch, the wild life she shares with her boyfriend Jasper comes to a screeching halt. Earning herself a DUI and a 28 day stretch in rehab, she faces an unthinkable set of rules and some strange rituals, like chanting and sharing her feelings. Joining up with an eccentric group of rehabbers led by the inimitable Counselor Cornell, Gwen embarks on a touching and often hilarious road to recovery, where she learns that life is not always a party and that real happiness comes from within.

ADDITION UNIT {Part 2}
And Down Will Come Baby
Teen narrators explain the actual effects of using substances including tobacco, alcohol and illegal drugs during pregnancy. Medical experts offer information and mothers of drugs exposed babies share their stories.

Faces of Addiction
This video looks at how alcohol, drug and tobacco abuse can affect the lives of individuals, families, and communities. It is divided into three segments. The first segment focuses on a teenager who is rebuilding her life and recovering from drug addiction. Part II shows people who are coping with the effects of drug abuse. Part III describes how one community is fighting back against drug abuse.

Homeless Harvard
This lifetime original movie tells the true story of Liz Murray. Emmy nominee, Thora Birch, portrays teenage Liz, homeless by not hopeless as she takes control of her life and proceeds to be accepted to Harvard University. Liz Murray grew up in an extremely poor household with parents who were drug addicts. Murray's mother also suffered from mental illness and AIDS. At 15, Liz found herself alone and out on the streets. Instead of crumbling, the troubled teen clung to hope. Her determination took her all the way to Harvard University. Liz Murray continues to speak to audiences across the country about her experience of going from hopelessness to empowerment. Liz's example shows us all that obstacles are not here to impede us but not overcome us.

PBS - The Mystery of Chi
As alternative medicines become more available and popular in our society, it is important that we become informed consumers of the variety of healthcare options there are to choose from. Respected journalist Bill Moyers travels to China to explore the various healing techniques of Eastern Medicine including acupuncture, herbal medicine and massage. The video also explores lifestyle habits, beliefs and exercise regimens for health promotion.

Sentenced For Life
This video deals with the realities of drinking and driving. Sentenced for Life begins by telling of a college student's alcohol-related fatality. It details the mental and physical complications that the driver, victim, friends, and family must face when dealing with alcohol related accidents. This video provides factual information as well as addressing the emotional impact of choosing to drink and drive.

NUTRITION & FITNESS UNIT
Super Size Me {PG-13}
The film maker unravels the American obesity epidemic by interviewing experts nationwide and by subjecting himself to a "McDonald's Only" diet for 30 straight days. It addresses corporate responsibility, nutrition education, school lunch programs, and how we as a nation are eating ourselves to death. Students will have the necessary knowledge and skills to establish and maintain physical fitness, participate in physical activity, and maintain personal health.

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