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  • Emily Breaks Free

    Set along Boston's historic Freedom Trail, this is a story of a dog named Emily who learns techniques on how to respond to a bully

    Follow Boston's Freedom trail and witness a small revolution against a big bully. Emily is a nice, playful little dog. So why would she join forces with a big bully like Spike? Even Emily can't answer that question. It`s true that Spike makes Emily laugh, in spite of herself, and he is fun — in a way. Emily feels flattered that Spike asks her to tag along with him. But when Spike begins to tease a fluffy outsider named Cotton, Emily's feelings become confused. Just when Emily is wondering how to make things right, a bewhiskered terrier named Emerson saunters onto the scene and shows Emily how to break free of Spike. This compelling story unfolds along the Freedom Trail™, Boston's famous walking tour of historic sites from the Revolutionary era. These scenes of the colonists' struggle for independence from Britain are a perfect backdrop for Emily's struggle to free herself from Spike's tyrannical ways! 

    Emily Breaks Free will help you:

    • Address problems of bullying
    • Suggest techniques for responding to a bully
    • Explore the sights of historic Boston, Massachusetts
    • Introduce information about our canine friends

    "Emily Breaks Free is unique because it is the only book I found for children while researching children's literature for our professional book that provides a glimpse into all four roles of a bullying situation."- Reba Wadsworth, Author, Bullying HURTS: Teaching Kindness Through Read Alouds and Guided Conversations.

     Author: Linda Talley

    Illustrator Andra Chase

    Key Concept: Learning to address the problem of bullying in a non-threatening context.

    Age Group: Grades K-4

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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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  • Jackson's Plan

    Jackson, a green tree frog in the Okefenokee Swamp, learns to persevere in the face of obstacles

    Visit the Okefenokee for a lesson in pursuing goals. Jackson is a green tree frog and a resident of the Okefenokee Swamp in southern Georgia. One afternoon, Jackson learns that a slick new brochure is being prepared to draw tourists to this famed wildlife refuge, home to alligators and water lilies, coach whip snakes and cypress trees, pileated woodpeckers and cinnamon ferns. Jackson is determined that the diminutive green tree frog species will not be left out. Jackson's plan takes him on a photo shoot through three habitats of the Okefenokee — the swampy woods, the piney woods, and the open marshlands. Along his madcap way, he encounters obstacles and setbacks, but Jackson perseveres — with surprising results. 

    Jackson s Plan will help you:

    • Promote goal-setting and strategic planning
    • Encourage perseverance in the face of obstacles
    • Explore the ecology of wetlands and the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge


    "A striking multimedia presentation package." — Children's Bookwatch

    Author Linda Talley

    Illustrator Andra Chase

    Key Concept: Learning to persevere

    Age Group: Grades K-4

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  • How Will You React?

    School Safety. Adults

    Filmed entirely in a school setting, this program is designed to supplement your existing emergency preparedness plan as it relates to a school shooting. In consultation with law enforcement and school district security personnel, "How Will You React?" will encourage your staff to think realistically, to prepare mentally and to assess the situation in order to make the decision to RUN, HIDE or FIGHT.

    Topics Include:

    -Survival mindset

    -Dealing with fear and panic

    -Areas to avoid

    -Assessing the situation


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  • Headlice: An Itchy Problem

    This video teaches students everyday precautions that they can take to keep from contracting head lice. Grades K-6

    Head Lice: An Itchy Problem teaches students everyday precautions that they can take to keep from contracting head lice. The program explains that anyone can get head lice, the symptoms of head lice, the treatment for head lice, the precautions that need to be taken to prevent re-infestation, but most importantly, it provides students with the information they need on how they can guard against contracting head lice in the first place! The program informs students that head lice can be spread by sharing a cap, head phones, bike helmets, a comb or brush, or at a sleepover. It explains the importance of telling someone if they suspect they have head lice, what to expect if lice or nits are discovered, and it provides reassurance that head lice is a problem with a solution.

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  • Blood Vs. Germs

    How germs and diseases spread. Age Group: Grades 5-8

    How are germs and diseases spread? That's just what these middle schoolers are trying to uncover for their next science report. After the kids meet an uncle with Hepatitis C they realize that the way the body works is a lot like a video game. In gathering information for their report the kids find out how diseases are spread and how the immune system works to fight off those diseases.

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  • Blood Borne Pathogens

    Blood Borne Pathogens and Other Germs will help keep your students and their friends safe and healthy. Age Group: Grades 2-5

    Focusing on the school setting, this no-nonsense presentation explains how to avoid transmission of pathogens, with emphasis on those carried by blood and other bodily fluids. This timely program covers these important topics:

    • What to do when someone has a nosebleed or gets a cut or scrape
    • How teachers and the school nurse can help when someone is bleeding
    • Dangerous behaviors that may spread blood borne disease, such as handling needles or broken glass
    • Germs - and how they travel from person to person

    The importance of handwashing in preventing illness By showing kids everyday dangers of classroom and playground, and by outlining some simple safeguards, Blood Borne Pathogens and Other Germs will help keep your students and their friends safe and healthy.

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  • Beas Own Good

    Set in the beautiful Loire Valley of France, a honeybee named Beatrice learns that rules are made for her own good.

    Make a beeline for the French countryside to learn how boundaries benefit everyone.

    To keep the honeycomb strong, to make the very best honey, and to keep all the little honeybees safe and sound, bees must do things just so — according to honeybee rules.

    One early spring day, an inexperienced honeybee named Beatrice hears about the most beautiful garden in the world, and she decides to go on an expedition, even if it means breaking a rule or two. When a change in the weather turns her outing into a near-disaster, Bea realizes that rules are for her own good.

    Bea's story takes students to the Loire Valley of France where they will visit a beehive, a country market, and the famous Chateau of Villandry. Illustrator Andra Chase has created delicately beautiful scenes of Bea’s world inside and outside her hive. 

    This DVD is a word for word match of the storybook and will help you:

     Investigate the function of rules at home and at school
     Promote responsibility and self-control
     Explore the lives of bees and other insects
     Present information about the culture and geography of France

    [an] excellent, well-rounded production...”
    School Library Journal

    Age Group: Grades K-4

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  • Bailey's Birthday

    A Dalmatian puppy named Bailey realizes that the love and support of his family are more important than material gifts

    A New York story weighs love against material wealth. Hit the sidewalks of New York with a girl named Margot and a Dalmatian pup named Bailey. Both are on their best behavior in anticipation of their shared birthday celebration. Students will feel Bailey's keen disappointment when all he gets for his birthday is a kiss and a bandanna. And they will rejoice with Bailey's realization that the love and support of his family are more important than material gifts. This DVD is a word for word match of the storybook.

    Bailey s Birthday will help you:

    • Explore the value of material gifts as measures of worth
    • Promote growth in self-confidence
    • Introduce factual information about aviation, about the canine species, and about the sights and history of New York City

     " Bailey learns] about something more important than material gifts: the love and support of a family. Recommended." - Video Librarian

    Author Elizabeth Happy

    Illustrator Andra Chase

    Key Concept: Celebrating gifts of the heart

    Age Group: K-4 

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  • A Baby is Born

    Human reproduction - conception to birth. Grades 3-5

    This DVD program explains human reproduction, including information about conception, pregnancy, fetal growth and development, and genetics. It describes various human physical characteristics, explains how and why sex cells and hormones are produced and relates this to the biological process of fertilization. The growth and development of the fetus is illustrated with clear and beautiful artwork, a "must" for any complete course of study of human growth.


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  • Aloha Potter

    A little Angelfish, living off the beautiful coral reefs of Hawaii, learns to deal with unwelcome teasing

    A lttle fish learns to deal with teasing. Potter the Anglefish lives among the beautiful coral reefs off the islands of Hawaii. But all is not perfect in paradise... there is always Alakuma the Crab. When bothered by Al's persistent teasing, Potter and his pals try various ways for dealing with this annoying crustacean, and in the process find that some strategies work better than others. This DVD is a word for word match of the storybook and will help you:

    • Explore the nature of teasing
    • Build enthusiasm for life-long growth and learning
    • Identify techniques for coping with the challenges of teasing
    • Introduce the marine life of Hawaii

    Age Group: Grades K-4

    Author Linda Talley

    Illustrator Andra Chase

    Key Concept: Coping with teasing

     

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  • AIDS Facts for Kids

    This compelling program gives kids the facts they need to make healthy choices. Grades 5-8

    Here is a straightforward message for your students: "Protecting yourself from HIV and AIDS is your own responsibility." AIDS: Facts for Kids puts to rest unnecessary fears about HIV infection, then focuses on the real dangers of uninformed or irresponsible behavior.

    Beginning with the basics, students learn about HIV and how it disables the immune system, leaving the infected person vulnerable to an array of diseases. Students learn that we don't catch HIV from a sneeze, a water fountain, a telephone, a swimming pool, or other casual contact with an HIV-infected person. HIV is transmitted in two ways: by having sex with an infected person or by allowing infected blood to get mixed with our own.

    This program offers straightforward advice to students:

    -Don't have sex

    - Don't use illegal drugs

    -Guard against any activity - like piercing a friend's ears - that might result in the mixing of blood

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