Culture Shift

Welcome back – school is about to begin!

The summer is over and school is just about to begin. You want to kick the year off right and take the steps toward creating a positive school climate. The activity guide has activities for youth and adult allies, from all-school inclusion activities to after-school program activities and in-class activities that address anti-bias and inclusion topics.  What was loud and clear from the youth that gathered for the YES! conference is that large group assemblies do not work for them nor does focusing on the “bad stuff that will happen to you if you bully someone” so you  won’t find any of that here. It’s all about learning, fun and empowerment!

Most of these activities are designed for youth to lead and for optimum results it would be great to have a caring adult ally as co-facilitator.  As an adult ally, it is important to note that YES! is about empowering youth to take the lead in creating positive inclusive school communities.  Please use the activities that you think could make a positive impact on your school community and feel free to add your special touches to it! First step – Culture Shift!

These activities are designed to establish the foundation for a new kind of school community – one in which bullying is addressed directly and overcome. 

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One Response to “Culture Shift”

  1. Fatimah February 18, 2013 at 11:18 AM #

    I saw the movie for The Hunger Games. I figured Ie28099d do a post about some of the sliriamities and differences. So here goese280a6.I thought the movie was extremely close to the actual book. While I was watching it I noticed it even used some of the same lines as in the book. I was a little worried that the movie wouldne28099t be close to the book and somewhat ruin the plot of the story, like some of the Harry Potter movies did. Thankfully the movie was really close to the book. There were only a few minor changes. The first major change that I noticed is how Katniss gets the pin. In the book, she gets it form Madge (Mayor of District 12 s daughter) not from in the Hob like in the movie. This is a very big difference because it is pretty symbolic how Katniss got the pin. I thought all the characters had good actors chosen to play the role. Another difference is at the end when the dogs chasing the last 3 remaining tributes. The dogs were supposed to be more like beasts and the eyes were supposed to match the dead tributes. This might have been a little too creepy for some of the audience the producers were trying to attract. Also Catoe28099s death wasne28099t as violent as it was in the book in the movie. I also was informed that there was some foreshadowing about events that happen in the next book. Some of the scenes in the movie were from the second book rather than the first.All in all, this movie was extremely close to what happened in the book. I thought it was a great movie to go along with a great book. I loved it and I think I am going to see it again. I would recommend you read the book and then see the movie but the movie is a must see.

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