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"I highly recommend the P3R program as the best film series that I have seen in addressing the issue of bullying on middle school campuses." >More
Kristi Morris, Counselor, Goleta Valley Junior High, California
This middle school Classroom Resource is designed to help students and teachers develop effective strategies to enhance awareness and understanding, and reduce bullying behaviors among students.
The Classroom Resource is composed of a DVD and an extensive Teacher’s Guide – which provides multiple Lesson Plans. The DVD includes two separate films, each with its own corresponding section in the Teacher’s Guide. These 23 minute films were produced with students in distinctly different school environments, in different states. Teachers using the resources can choose to work with the film most relevant to their students.
Each film presents the story of two “students” (one boy and one girl) as they deal, in their own way, with a progressively worsening case of bullying. The films serve as a catalyst to explore the subtle dynamics in the development of bullying incidents, and help the students develop an understanding of what happens and why. Unlike other more information-based films, the objective is to engage, rather than tell. With the aid of this Teacher’s Guide, the students are asked a series of open-ended questions to stimulate a dialogue as they explore the bullying dynamic in depth. The Guide provides detailed support information for teachers, and links to further resources for understanding and reducing bullying in schools.
As they progress through the Guide’s Lesson Plans, the students will engage in group activities, role play, and written work. Because of their realism the films also form an excellent basis for extension activities in English or can be used as a model for student Drama and video productions.
There are two versions of each film provided with the resource. The Play Version is screened first without interruption, with a prompt at the end to refer to the Guide questions to begin the discussion. In this version the story is left intentionally unresolved to maximize student engagement in exploring the issues raised.
In subsequent lessons students watch the Segmented Version, which repeats the film but with a series of pause points (with prompts to refer to Guide questions) for a more in-depth discussion. At the end of the second version the main characters tell us in brief interview statements how they resolved their situation.
Overall, every effort has been made to maximize the fit with school curriculum.
The host schools, and more specifically the collaborating students, were carefully selected to (as much as practicable) represent the broader community of students in America, and care has be taken to ensure the films sit comfortably within the collective school ethos.
FILMS: Film previews of both films
TEACHER'S GUIDE: View examples from the Teacher's Guide
The P3R resources are designed to be implemented by staff without the need for training, however we recognize that some educators appreciate the option for more in-depth professional development training. >Training Options
Pricing and ordering options.
Other resources in the program:
Professional Development Resource
Community Education Resource