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Where Do I Belong?: Plays About Fitting In

Catherine Gourlay (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791294

For adolescents, a sense of belonging to a group is an essential step in self-discovery. And yet not all popular kids are stress-free. How others view us is important, but these two reader's theater-style plays help readers distinguish the difference between social acceptance and personal acceptance.

Family Matters: Plays About Family Changes

Catherine Gourlay (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791249

Resentment and compassion link these two reader's theater-style plays that help teach young people how to deal with real situations. Both deal with traumatic changes within a familya separation between the two most important people in a childs life and the loss of a home and a beloved furry family member.

Flashpoints!: Plays About Controlling Anger

Catherine Gourlay (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791256

A flashpoint is the critical stage in some process at which action - often violence - occurs. As young people will learn in these two reader's theater-style plays, however, flashpoints can also trigger change. The plays focus on both physical and verbal outbursts of anger and ways to regain control of ones emotions.

Physical Bullying

Jennifer Rivkin (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191298

Physical bullying is the most blatant form of bullying. It includes hitting or kicking the victim, or, taking or damaging the victim's belongings. Physical bullying is more common among males, however females can also be the perpetuators or victims of this form of bullying. This informative title addresses physical bullying from the perspective of the target, the bully, and the bystander. Case studies, statistics, and thought-provoking questions shed light on this issue and provide actionable strategies to prevent it.

Verbal Bullying

Jennifer Rivkin (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191311

Studies indicate that verbal bullying is more than twice as common as physical bullying. It occurs across all age groups, genders, economic classes, and ethnic groups. Verbal bullying can inflict long-term emotional scars. This informative title examines the causes and consequences of verbal bullying. Readers will learn to identify different kinds of verbal bullying and discover concrete strategies to prevent it.

Social Bullying

Margaret Webb (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191304

Social bullying involves hurting someones reputation or relationships. Also called relational bullying, it includes acts such as social exclusion, spreading rumors, and embarrassing a person in public. It also includes nonverbal acts such as staring, pointing, and making gestures. This revealing title examines why social bullying occurs and provides effective strategies to confront it.

Electing Leaders

Tamra B. Orr (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602791985

One of the key features in a democracy such as that in the United States is the right to elect our leaders. Certain groups in the United States have had to fight for this right. Look inside to learn about the history of American voting rights and the future of elections in the 21st century.

Beyond Government

Frank Muschal (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602791954

There are many opportunities for people to make a difference, such as delivering meals to the elderly or volunteering with United Way or the Red Cross. This book encourages people to help out where they can.

Giving Back

Cecilia Minden (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602795556

Do you have time, talent, or money that you can use to help others in need? Have you ever wondered which charities you should support or how much you can afford to give? Read this book to find out more about how your math skills can help you give back to your community.

Mind Your Manners Online

Phyllis Cornwall (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610803724

Introduces proper online etiquette for children, including respect, fairness, responsibilty, and manners.

How to Handle Cyberbullies

Ann Truesdell (author), Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781624311932

As the internet and online interaction have become a major part of more people's lives, the presence of cyberbulling has grown. Readers of this book will find out what makes a cyberbully and consider whether their own actions online could be considered cyberbullying. They will also learn appropriate ways of dealing with cyberbullies and find out what to do if they see one in action.

How to Write a Review

Kate Roth, Cecilia Minden (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610803151

New addition to the award winning Language Arts Explorer Jr series, this titles teaches students how to write review.

Navigating Cyberspace

Kim Etingoff (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422288337

The Internet is a great tool for learning. Its also a lot of fun for games, keeping up with friends, or reading about the things you love. But there are also dangers on the Internet. You can't always know for sure to whom you're talking. Information you put online that you think is safe may become a target for people who are up to no good. Pictures you share with one person can end up in the hands of people you'd never have sent them to. The Internet can become a scary place.

Peer Pressure & Relationships

Christie Marlowe (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422288344

Our friends are supposed to be there for us when we need them, to help us through tough times and laugh with us when things are going well. But sometimes, our friends can push us to do things we wouldn't do normally. We might want to do the things our friends are doing to fit in or be cool. This is peer pressure, and it can be dangerous when it leads to hurtful behaviors.

All Around Good Habits

Kim Etingoff (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422290651

Martial arts students don't just learn how to fight. They also learn lots of other important things they use every day. They learn good habits, like being on time, respecting other people, and taking care of their bodies. Discover how martial arts can help you form good habits too!

Terrorism & Perceived Terrorism Threats

Christie Marlowe (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422288399

Terrorism is a major issue in today's world. Around the globe, people fear terrorist attacks. The threat of violence from terrorists seems to be everywhere.

Hand-Eye Coordination

Kim Etingoff (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422290682

Martial arts students don't just learn how to fight. They also learn lots of other important things they use every day, like hand-eye coordination for example. We use hand-eye coordination for everything from writing to playing sports to using a computer. Practicing martial arts can improve your hand-eye coordination, so you'll do better in and out of school. Discover how martial arts can improve your hand-eye coordination!

Safety

Sara James (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422290705

Martial arts students don't just learn how to fight. They also learn lots of other important things - like how to stay safe. Martial artists know how to kick, jump, and punch without hurting themselves. They know how to protect their bodies in martial arts class and out. Discover how martial arts can help you stay safe too!

Handling Peer Pressure

Kim Etingoff (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422290699

Martial arts students don't just learn how to fight. They also learn lots of other important things they use every day - like how to handle peer pressure, for example. Martial artists have the confidence and the knowledge to fight peer pressure. They know how to stand up for what they know is right. Discover how martial arts can help you handle peer pressure too!

Sports

Christie Marlowe (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422288375

Sports are a lot of fun. Theres nothing like getting outside with a group of friends and throwing the ball around or playing a game of basketball, soccer, or baseball. But with all the fun, there are a lot of things to keep in mind to keep everyone safe.

Stranger Danger

Christie Marlowe (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422288382

You might have heard people say, "Strangers are just friends you haven;t met yet." That's true in many cases, but not all strangers are kind and friendly. Some strangers can be dangerous. Staying away from people you don't know is often the best way to keep yourself safe.

Concentration

Kim Etingoff (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422290668

Martial arts students don't just learn how to fight. They also learn lots of other important things they use every day - like concentration, for example. Martial artists are good at focusing on one thing at a time, and by practicing martial arts, you too can get better at concentrating. Concentration will help you do better in and out of school. Discover how martial arts can help you concentrate!

Self-Discipline

Sara James (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422290729

Martial arts students don't just learn how to fight. They also learn lots of other important things they use every day - like self-discipline, for example. Self-discipline is what keeps us going, even when it's hard work. Martial artists learn this skill, and it helps them with everything from studying for a test . . . to practicing an instrument . . . to playing sports. Discover how martial arts can help you learn self-discipline too!

Self-Defense

Sara James (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422290712

Martial arts students don't just learn how to fight. They also learn lots of other important things - like how to defend themselves. All martial arts teach you self-defense. But martial artists also learn when to use these moves and when not to use them. They know that martial arts actually lead to less fighting! Discover how martial arts can help you defend yourself too!

Drugs & Alcohol

Kim Etingoff (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422288306

Drugs and alcohol are dangerous no matter how old you are, but for kids, the risks of using drugs or alcohol are even more serious. Even though many young people know that drugs and alcohol can be deadly, they still put themselves in harms way by using these unsafe substances.