Respect is a cornerstone of civilized behavior. It engenders empathy, promotes tolerance, and fosters caring relationships. Using dramatic vignettes close to teensí experience, each followed by thought-provoking discussion questions, the program challenges viewers to think critically about respect for oneself, authority, rules, and other peopleís opinions. Vignettes include: I. Alex is disrespectful toward the umpire who calls him out at home plate and his own coach, so the coach benches him for a full game. How much respect is due those in authority? II. Melinda feels she can ignore her schoolís attendance rules, just because sheís an honor student. Should she be allowed to pick and choose which rules to follow? III. Hector and Toriís argument over the death penalty escalates into name-calling and insults. Why is it important to have respect for otherís rights to their opinions? IV. Keith wants Jody to be his girl, but he hasnít broken up yet with Heather, Jodyís best friend. Does it matter if Jody and Keith see each other behind Heatherís back? Will not respecting her friendís feelings affect Jodyís self-respect?
Media ID: 12431
Length: 25 Min.
Level: JH, SH
Grade Levels: EC=Early Childhood; P=Primary; I=Intermediate; JH=Junior High; SH=Senior High; A=Adult