Action Hero K-6
What is an action hero?
Is it someone who is just strong and fearless, and always seems to have the right moves? Maybe someone who even has super powers?
Real heroes are just people who take action whenever they see what needs to be done.
Some of the greatest heroes don’t seem like they could be heroes at all, but that’s because there are all kinds of ways to be a hero.
You may not have a strong body, but maybe you have a good brain, a good heart, and the courage you need in order to do the right thing.
When you use whatever you have to make things better in some way, you are an action hero!
Some very important times we need to take action:
- Whenever you feel like giving up
- Whenever someone is being bullied
- Whenever someone needs help
Amazing stories of real kids who are action heroes!
Great music! Fun movie clips! Exciting sports action!
Action Hero Study Guide (PDF) (Coming Soon)
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I Can Do That! K-6
Can I really do anything if I just try hard enough? If you’re asking about the most important things, the answer is, “Yes, I can do that!”
These are some of the most important questions:
- Can I work through my problems? I can do that!
- Can I use my problems to get stronger? I can do that!
- Can I share my strength? I can do that!
- Can I have fun without hurting myself? I can do that!
- Can I have fun without hurting others? I can do that!
Kids like these will inspire your students:
A boy with no eyes finds a way to see using echolocation.
A boy who doesn’t make the basketball team finds a way to help orphans in Africa by starting Hoops of Hope.
A girl pursues her dream to sing and act in spite of her disabilities, and helps others in the process.
An eleven year old girl shares her love of dance by taking lessons to kids in her mobile dance studio.
A friend of a girl with no smile stands up for her friend, showing what it means to be a friend.
Fun movie clips and great music will draw your kids into this exciting show!
Topics also include bullying and healthy lifestyle choices.
I Can Do That! study guide (PDF)
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Me @ My Best K-6
A fish is at its best when…
A bird is at its best when…
Anyone could finish those sentences, but what about this one?
I am at my best when…
There are many good ideas that come from one big idea. The one big idea:
I am at my best when…I get that it’s not all about me!
Real kids who have grasped this concept and made an impact will inspire your students to do the same:
A brother and sister in Montana help protect loon nesting habitat.
The sister of a spine-injured teen who surfs shows how to have fun while helping others.
A girl whose house burned down comes up with a way to cheer up other kids who lose all their things in fires or floods.
A boy who wins his battle with leukemia helps save the lives of others who need bone marrow donors.
A boy with a birthmark on his face helps teach other kids about what is really important about each person.
Fun movie clips and great music will draw your kids into this colorful, fast-paced program!
Topics addressed: Bullying; the power of kindness; the importance of a healthy lifestyle; why tobacco, drugs and alcohol have no place in your life; learning how to use your challenges to help others.
Me @ My Best Study Guide (PDF)
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Piercing the Darkness 7-12
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Piercing the Darkness Study Guide (PDF) (Coming Soon)
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Now and Later 9-12
While this version is appropriate for grades 6-12, if your audience will be limited to grades 6-9, you might prefer to view the 6-9 version, seen on the Middle School tab. The 6-9 version does not include driver safety stories and includes a middle school-aged hero story in place of the prom story at the end of this version.
Instant gratification can be awesome, but it can also result in great harm. Delayed gratification brings deeper and richer rewards, and rarely does harm.
In a culture that is always promising and often delivering new and better ways of doing things, there remain some things that cannot change, and others that should not change. Many rules are really only about timing: “Is this a good thing for now?” or ”Is this something that will be better later?”
We should “Seize the day!” Many things should be done now. Many sensations should be felt now.
Other things should be saved for later. It is very satisfying to finally get something you’ve saved for or achieve something you’ve worked toward. No one should miss out on that great sensation!
Stories of tragedy and triumph will be the heart of the message involving:
Abuse of Prescription Drugs Alcohol Poisoning Drunk Driving Speeding Cyber-Bullying Overcoming Obstacles Changing Your Future
Now and Later Study Guide (PDF)
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Images & Mirages 7-12
“I have an image to maintain.” Much of our emotional energy is spent on either upholding or changing our image. We should care about our image, but we can care too much. When does concern about our image become a problem? It becomes a problem when we care more about what people think we are than we care about what we really are. We can have a great image, and not be such a great person. We can also be a great person, and have an image problem. Appearances can be deceiving.
What are the mirages? Maybe it’s a girl starving herself because she is wanting to look like a model, or a guy taking steroids so he can look ripped. Maybe we think smoking will make us look cool, or maybe we try the drugs or drink only because we don’t want to look “un-cool”. Those are the mirages. They seem like ways to make your life better. They look real. But are they what they seem to be?
Students tell their own stories after experiencing the consequences of:
Eating Disorders Steroids Drugs Alcohol Poisoning Drunk Driving
A quadriplegic teen with an incredible attitude and a former Miss Virginia who risks her self-image for kids with cancer model life choices that transcend images and mirages!
Featuring Music by:
Weezer * Silversun Pickups * Paramor * Carolina Liar * Foo Fighters * MU330 * Flobots * Flyleaf
Movie clips and sports action create energy throughout the presentation!
Images and Mirages Study Guide (PDF)
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