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Title: Shifting Boundaries: Lessons on Relationships for Students in Middle School
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  Dataset URL: DATASET 1
Author(s): Nan D. Stein Ed.D. ; Kelly Mennemeier ; Natalie Russ ; Bruce Taylor Ph.D.
Date Published: 12/2010
Page Count: 65
  Annotation: This material provides lessons on relationships for sixth and seventh grade students.
Abstract: Material provided includes lesson plans, class exercises, student handouts, and discussion points for educators with guidelines for teaching the lesson plans. The sixth grade lessons include: Class 1: “What is a Boundary?” provides information on boundaries from the personal through the geo-political and defines the meaning and role of boundaries in student relationships and experiences. Class 2: “Measuring Personal Space” explores the individual expectation of personal space boundaries. Class 3: “Introduce Respecting Boundaries” identifies the difference between behaviors that are acceptable and behaviors that are against school policy or against the law. Class 4: “Mapping Safe and Unsafe Spaces at School” helps identify where (exact locations) in the school the students feel “hot” and where they feel “cool”; provides information for the school to use in order to develop a “cooler” school environment; empowers students to transform “hot” areas into “cool” areas by examining why they consider particular locations to be “hot”; and what the school can do to make those areas “cooler.” The seventh grade lessons include two additional classes: 1) “Big Deal or No Big Deal?” provides guidance on infractions which are no big deal, against school rules or against the law. 2) “Says Who” questionnaire/”What Can I Do?” provides a definition of sexual harassment; dispels common myths about sexual harassment; and raises awareness of the prevalence of sexual harassment. Included is a Respecting Boundaries Agreement (RBA) along with staff guidelines for the introduction and signing of the RBA. Appendix
Main Term(s): Public education ; Educational courses
Index Term(s): Behavioral and Social Sciences ; Behavior modification ; Model programs ; Nonviolent behavior ; Juvenile awareness programs ; Territorial behavior ; NIJ grant-related documents
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 2010-MU-MU-0008; 2008-MU-MU-0010; 2005-WT-BX-0002
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
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Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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