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  • The Immune System: Doing Its Part

    Explore the complex immune system. Grades 3-5

    Explore the complex and remarkable immune system and its vital role in the defense of our bodies.

    This program describes certain malfunctions of the immune system, including allergic responses and autoimmune disorders, and introduces the concept of rejection. It explains how HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) is able to overpower the immune system so that it can no longer protect the body from disease.

    Doing Its Part stresses the importance of basic good hygiene and preventive health practices in avoiding exposure to harmful germs and in maintaining a healthy immune system.

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  • The Immune System: Our Internal Defender

    Explore the complex immune system

    This program explores the complex and remarkable immune system and its vital role in the defense of our bodies.

    It introduces students to the microorganisms and minute foreign particles surrounding us at all times, including the infectious viruses and bacteria that threaten us when these foes break through the body's outer defenses. It explores the nature of immunity, graphically presents phagocytes, T-cells, and B-cells, the defending heroes of the immune system, and outlines the phases of immune response — from recognition of the invader to the eventual slowdown of the battle as the invader is defeated.

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  • Just Around the Corner for Girls

    Physical and emotional changes during puberty for girls. Grades 4-6

    This reassuring presentation includes the same cheerful theme song and clearly illustrated biology, enhanced with new narration and photography to help prepare your younger elementary-level girls for all of the changes ahead. Topics covered in this lively program include:

    -When to expect the onset of puberty

    -The physical and emotional changes of puberty

    -The maturation of the female reproductive system

    -Menstruation

    -The importance of good hygiene, healthy habits and sleep

    -Maintaining health through good nutrition and exercise

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  • Keep It Clean

    Hygiene for everyone! Grades 5-8

    Keep it clean For your health, your appearance, Or your own self-esteem Hair, face, hands, feet, body And your clothes, And your shoes, And your teeth, And your nails. Wash it, change it, floss it, brush it, Turn it down, get with it. Keep it clean! Keep it clean! Keep it clean!

    This generation-spanning, attention-grabbing brand new program promotes good hygiene in a format that all ages can relate to...MUSIC!! Four talented young people rap to the original lyrics and music of Rainmaker Bob Walkenhorst in the catchiest way possible while painlessly absorbing lots of information on many important topics including head to toe hygiene basics, self esteem, acne, tooth decay, eye safety, hearing safety, hand washing musts, and sound advice on how to maintain a healthy body.

    If your students enjoyed and learned from the Marsh favorite "Whatsa Hygiene?" they will be equally compelled by this fresh and energizing take on keeping clean.

    Just in time for the flu season, this exciting new program will seriously help students learn the importance of hygiene in halting the spread of germs that can cause colds, flu, stomach upsets and other more serious infections.

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  • Let's Just Talk! - For Boys

    Puberty education for boys. Grades 5-8

    Even though human biology has not changed lately, your students will respond to these contemporary new titles. With a fresh look, the Let's Just Talk series presents sound, accurate information about puberty in a framework of self-respect and responsible decision-making. These upbeat titles strongly emphasize the importance of exercise and encourage good nutrition.

    Expecting to play games and watch movies, Joe never imagined Frank's sleepover would be so informative. Tuning in to a popular teen radio show, the boys turn up a wealth of information about growing up, including good hygiene, health and nutrition, the maturation of the male reproductive system and the physical and emotional changes to expect during puberty. Boys across the country interact with the affable host as he advises and informs boys on the changes ahead.

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  • Puberty: A Boys Journey Grades 4-6

    Physical and emotional changes during puberty. Grades 4-6

    This new program includes two parts (Part 1-Physical Changes/Part 2-Emotional and Social Changes.)  It's like getting two programs on one DVD!

    Part 1:

    Matthew s fun is over shadowed by a permission slip from school.  Big brother Adrew helps ease the fear of having "the puberty talk" by providing reassuring information on the physical changes of puberty.  Topics include:

    -When to expect the onset of puberty

    -The male reproductive system

    -Hormones

    -Common experiences of puberty, including voice changes, feelings of physical awkwardness, and nocturnal emissions

    -The importance of good hygiene and healthy habits

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    Andrew and Emily discuss the emotional and social changes boys and girls experience during puberty.  Topics include:

    -Body image

    -Self Esteem

    -Peer Pressure

    -Cliques

    -Social Awkwardness

    -Bullying 

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  • Puberty: A Girls Journey

    Physical and emotional changes during puberty. Grades 4-6

    This new program includes two parts (Part 1-Physical Changes/Part 2-Emotional and Social Changes.)  It's like getting two programs on one DVD!

    Part 1

    Ella confides in older sister Emily, who provides reassuring information on the physical changes to expect during puberty.  Topics include:

    • When to expect the onset of puberty
    • The female reproductive system
    • The menstrual cycle
    • Hormones
    • Health and hygiene


    Part 2

    Emily and Andres discuss many of the emotional and social changes that boys and girls experience during puberty.  Topics include:

    • Body image
    • Self esteem
    • peer pressure
    • Cliques
    • Bullying
    • And much more!
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  • Safety: If You Feel Danger

    Safety - Awareness and Response. Grades K-3

    By stressing a single appropriate response to danger, this video helps prepare boys and girls to respond promptly and predictably to safeguard themselves and others. We hope the children in our care will never have to confront a truly dangerous situation, but as this video stresses, every child needs to be on the lookout for scary situations and prepared to respond. When children feel danger, the proper response is simple:

    • Stop
    • Get away.
    • Tell an adult.

    A group of third graders, the Safety Squad Singers, and an empowering theme song punch these points home and underscore a series of scenarios dealing with gun safety, with inappropriate approaches by adults, and with drug safety.

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  • Safety: Out Of The Danger Zone

    Safety - Awareness and Response. Grades 4-6

    By stressing a single appropriate response to danger, this video helps prepare boys and girls to respond promptly and predictably to safeguard themselves and others. When they discover an old mystery game in Grandpa's closet, three youngsters also discover valuable personal safety advice. The "Out of the Danger Zone" game presents the players with a series of scenarios that tests their ability to handle dangerous situations. These scenarios deal with gun safety, physical safety, internet safety, and drug safety. As each situation unfolds, players are reminded to be aware of their environment at all times, to recognize the danger of certain types of situations, and to respond quickly in two simple steps:

    • Get away from the danger.
    • Tell an adult.

    This sound advice will help intermediate students respond confidently when their personal safety is at risk.

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  • Straight Talk About Anger

    Dealing with Anger. Grades 6-8

    Learn to address conflict in appropriate ways.
    Early adolescence is a time of rapid and dramatic changes. Navigating the social and emotional complexities presented by daily life can be especially challenging during the teen years. Introducing this "call in" program, hosts Melissa and Randy discuss the emotion of anger and the complications that can arise when reacting to this powerful feeling. 

    Managing anger is a skill that can be learned, and getting in touch with underlying unmet needs is at the core of this process. In the variety of scenarios presented, young teens find ideas that resonate with their own lives and learn techniques to developing a healthy approach to controlling anger. Providing guidance along the path to emotional maturity Straight Talk About Anger can help boys and girls improve personal insight and the ways they relate to others.

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  • Straight Talk About Peer Pressure

    Coping with peer pressure. Grades 6-8

    Learn to deal with social pressures.

    Adolescent peer groups bridge the gap between childhood and adulthood, and friends can often facilitate what is sometimes a difficult stage of development. However, peer pressure can also be detrimental and lead teens into trouble. Straight Talk About Peer Pressure helps middle school students learn how to navigate through peer situations which conflict with feelings and values. Practical tips for self-reflection, coping mechanisms for maintaining friendships, and developing refusal skills are featured in this constructive presentation.

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  • Straight Talk About Self Confidence

    Promoting self-esteem. Grades 6-8

    Help students identify and maintain healthy relationships.

    Early adolescence is a time of rapid and dramatic changes. Navigating the social and emotional complexities presented by daily life can be especially challenging during the teen years. Introducing this Straight Talk program, hosts Melissa and Randy present the concept of Self-Confidence, and show a group of students at a nearby junior high school talking about self-confidence and self-esteem with their guidance counselor.

    Identifying seven basic concepts, the members of the group detail their personal experiences with a keener understanding of self-confidence. Providing guidance along the path to emotional maturity Straight Talk About Self-Confidence can help boys and girls improve personal insight and the ways they relate to others.

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