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New middle school students share what is it like to try to make new friends and fit in, and their concerns about being bullied. They describe how lunchtime is different at middle school compared to elementary school and how it is a good opportunity to meet new people. Hear what it is like trying to find classrooms and about the pressures to get good grades and be popular.
Connect ancient Greek philosophy and Aristotle's views about virtue and the 'good life' to contemporary, character-based virtue ethics. Investigate the virtue ethics focus on emotions, personal relationships, and long-term values for making life choices.
In Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray, a handsome young aristocrat descends into evil and debauchery under the influence of an intelligent friend with a cynical outlook on life. The corruption of Dorian Gray's soul is represented by a portrait of him that grows uglier at the years pass, even as Dorian himself retains his perfect beauty. This 1945 film adaptation, shot mostly in black and white but with occasional bursts of Technicolor, is remarkably...
Get advice from middle school students on asking for help from family and teaching staff, using lockers for the first time, having to dress down in front of other students for P.E. class, how to avoid being late getting to class, and ways to get homework done on time.
Hear what students are concerned and excited about in their transition from elementary school to middle school, such as getting between classes, using a locker, avoiding tardies, having a different teacher for each subject, and being more responsible.
Shot unembedded less than one hundred miles from ISIS controlled territory, this program offers an unprecedented in-depth perspective on the daily lives and feelings of refugees. Requiem was shot with a crew of refugees who felt the urgency to convey their situation to the world. Albeit set against a bleak background, Requiem is a film about hope. As the adolescent refugee Mizgin says: "This experience has made us stronger". The film ends with a cathartic...