Take A Stand? - Texas 4-H and Youth Development

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Take A Stand
Kinder – 2nd Grade
Curriculum Training
Developed by:
Meredith Carter, Extension Program Specialist – 4-H, Texas A&M AgriLife
Extension
Cheryl Newberry, SE District 4-H Program Specialist, Oklahoma Cooperative
Extension Service
Overview of Training
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What is Texas A&M AgriLife Extension & 4-H?
Why this curriculum?
Overview of Bullying
What is “Take A Stand?”
Lesson Themes
Sample Activities
Implementation
Program Evaluation
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension & 4-H
Our Mission: improving the lives of people, businesses,
and communities across Texas and beyond through highquality, relevant education.
What is 4-H?
Mission: Prepare youth to meet the challenges of childhood,
adolescence and adulthood, through a coordinated, long-term,
progressive series of educational experiences that enhance life skills and
develop social, emotional, physical and cognitive competencies.
In 4-H we value…
• Positive life skills development of youth.
• Diversity among youth participants, families,
and Extension personnel.
• Utilization of research-based information in creative, diverse, handson educational environments.
• Optimizing each youth’s potential through unique partnerships with
other youth, families, volunteers,
Texas A&M University System personnel,
and community stakeholders.
• Supporting county Extension faculty across Texas
in enhancing the Texas 4-H & Youth Development Program.
What is Curriculum Enrichment?
• Curriculum/activity takes place in school classroom.
• Curriculum/activity is led by school personnel or an
Extension volunteer.
• Consists of 5 sequential learning experiences, at least
30 minutes each.
• Designed to ENHANCE/ENRICH the required school
curriculum, not replace it.
• Promotes 4-H and extends invitation
to participants to join 4-H.
Why Conflict Management Curriculum?
• SB 471 and HB 1942 – Starting in 2012-2013 – Expands the
requirements on school districts to address bullying and harassment,
such as parental notification, programs for students and staff,
providing counseling to bullies and victims and protecting those
who report bullying. Charter schools also are required to adopt a
policy on sexual abuse starting this 2012-2013.
• HB 1942 – Expands the definition of bullying and allows school
districts to transfer the bully to another classroom or campus within
the district.
• HB 1386 – Requires the development of intervention and
prevention programs to train school staff to recognize potential
suicide victims, to include those students targeted by bullies.
What is Bullying?
• Bullying is a form of youth violence and can result in physical injury,
social and emotional distress, and even death.
• Victimized youth are at increased risk for mental health problems
such as depression and anxiety, psychosomatic complaints such as
headaches, and poor school adjustment.
• Youth who bully others are at increased risk for substance use,
academic problems, and violence later in adolescence and
adulthood. The ultimate goal is to stop bullying before it starts.
(Understanding Bullying, CDC, 2013)
Why is Take a Stand Important?
• Nearly 1 in 3 students (27.8%) report being bullied during the school
year (National Center for Educational Statistics, 2013)
• School-based bullying prevention programs decrease bullying by up
to 25% (McCallion and Feder, 2013).
• According to children ages 12-18 who reported being bullied in the
2007-2008 school year, 79 percent of bullying occurred within the
school, 23 percent on school grounds, eight percent on the school
bus, and four percent somewhere else. (ChildTrendsDataBank, 2014)
What is Take a Stand?
• 5-fold Curriculum – 1 lesson per topic
• Conflict Management/Bullying
• Communication
• Etiquette
• Teamwork
• Cultural Awareness
• Four levels – K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
• Most lessons are divided into two parts with hands on
activities
Curriculum Resources
• Full online access to curriculum as needed at
campus.extension.org or agrilifebookstore.org
• Web resources with additional activities and training resources
• Parent letters (english/Spanish)
• Completion Certificate
• Coloring book online from Pacer.org
• Associated TEKS for each lesson
Lesson 1: Bullying Stops Here!
Objectives
· Define bullying.
· Identify actions of a bully.
· React when bullying is observed or
happens to them.
Life Skills Model:
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Conflict Resolution
Concern for Others
Social Skills
Resiliency
Activity
• Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down
• Digital Storybook Powerpoint
Template
Lesson 2: Telling vs. Tattling
Objectives
• Express themselves using words and body
language.
• Define telling and tattling.
• Identify examples of telling and tattling.
Life Skills Model:
Activity
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Telling Versus Tattling Activity
Sheet
• Telling Versus Tattling Activity
Sheet Answer Key
Conflict Resolution
Communication
Concern for Others
Social Skills
Resiliency
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Lesson 3: Mind Your Manners
Objectives
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Define manners
Identify good examples of good
manners
Practice using good manners
Life Skills Model:
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Conflict Resolution
Communication
Social Skills
Sharing
Cooperation
Activity
• Grow Good Manners Coloring
Sheet
Lesson 4: Be A Good Sport
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Define Teamwork
Define sportsmanship
Identify good characteristics of
teamwork and sportsmanship
Use teamwork and sportsmanship
Life Skills Model:
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Conflict Resolution
Concern for Others
Teamwork
Cooperation
Activity
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Crossing the Bridge
Stack the Deck
Cooperative Pyramid
Bloop
Lesson 5:
I am THUMB-BODY
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Identify things that they like or enjoy
Define the term unique
Observe differences in thumb prints
Write about differences in thumb
prints
Life Skills Model:
• Conflict Resolution
• Accepting Differences
• Cooperation
Activity
• I am THUMB-Body
• My Unique Crayon
Get Involved!
• Work with local county Extension agent to:
 Select grade to target
 Train other teachers if needed
 Provide each student with the parent
letter to take home
 Implement the curriculum with students
 Conduct the evaluation instrument with
students and turn in to the agent
 Complete the Group Enrollment Form
Program Evaluation
• Teacher Observation evaluation
• Return forms to:
Meredith Carter
District 11 Center
10345 HWY 44
Corpus Christi, TX 78406
“Knowing what's right doesn't mean much
unless you do what's right.”
― Theodore Roosevelt
“I would rather be a little nobody, then to be
a evil somebody.”
― Abraham Lincoln
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Resource website:
http://Texas4-H.tamu.edu/take_stand

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