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Owning Up
Empowering Adolescents to Create Cultures of Dignity and Confront Social Cruelty and Injustice

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July 2020 | 480 pages | Corwin

Foster dignity and respect and combat youth aggression

As middle school students adjust to tougher academics, they also find themselves introduced to increasingly complex social situations—including conflicts on social media, racism, anxiety, and bullying—and the choices they make can have repercussions far beyond the classroom. But they are not alone.

This new edition from bestselling author and Cultures of Dignity co-founder Rosalind Wiseman is packed with the latest research-based strategies, reviewed by high school and middle school students and revised to include all that she has learned while working over decades with young people.  Owning Up has helped teachers, counselors, and leaders give students the tools they need to own up and take responsibility—as perpetrators, bystanders, and targets—for unethical behavior and to treat themselves and others with dignity. This bigger, comprehensive edition features:

·         Three flexible, dynamic curricula separated by grade

·         A new chapter on successfully implementing a social and emotional learning program in every school

·         More games, role-playing activities, and provocative discussion questions to use in co-ed or single-sex groups

·         Even more lessons and resources, updated to address social media, bystanding, and how young people can develop strong, healthy relationships with adults       

Designed for use both in school and out, Owning Up helps prevent many of the common issues young people face and promotes friendships in these critical years. As educators, we must enlist the people who can make a real difference: the students.



 
Foreword by Donna Hicks
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Introduction
 
6th Grade
 
Session 1: Getting Started—And (Hopefully) Not Wasting Your Time
Beach Ball Questions—Sixth Grade Handout

 
 
Session 2: Dignity and Respect—Words That Matter
Drawing Dignity and Respect—Sixth Grade Handout

 
 
Session 3: Listening to Each Other—Giving and Getting Advice
Ally—Sixth Grade Handout

 
Giving and Getting Advice—Sixth Grade Handout

 
 
Session 4: Just Kidding—Why Are We Really Laughing?
 
Session 5: Understanding Anger—Managing a Difficult Emotion
Anger and Your Brain—Sixth Grade Handout

 
Iceberg—Sixth Grade Handout

 
 
Session 6: SEAL—I Know What the Problem Is, but How Do I Fix It?
Applying SEAL—Sixth Grade Handout

 
 
Session 7: Apologies—What’s a True Apology?
True or Fake Apologies?—Sixth Grade Handout

 
 
Session 8: Friendships—Developing Good Friendships
Friendship Bill of Rights—Sixth Grade Handout

 
 
Session 9: Navigating Friend Groups—When Friendships Are Complicated
 
Session 10: They Said What?—How to Stop Rumors and Gossip
 
Session 11: When and How Do I Speak Out?—Building Empathy and Courage in Bystanders
Bystanding—Sixth Grade Handout

 
 
Session 12: Getting Out of the Box—Are We Boxed Into Gender Norms?
 
Session 13: Double Standards—Are People Being Treated Fairly?
Double Standards Scenarios—Sixth Grade Handout

 
Knowing What to Say—Sixth Grade Handout

 
 
Session 14: Understanding Advertising—What’s My Style?
Analyzing Ads—Sixth Grade Handout

 
 
Session 15: Getting Past the Products—The Influence of Advertising
Interview an Adult—Sixth Grade Handout

 
 
Session 16: The Mirror—How Do We See Ourselves? How Do We Want Others to See Us?
 
Session 17: Talking With Adults—How Do We Communicate Effectively?
Helping Adults—Sixth Grade Handout

 
 
Session 18: Managing Technology—It’s Not All Bad
I < 3 Technology—Sixth Grade Handout

 
 
Session 19: What Do You Share?—Deciding What to Post Online
What Do You Share?—Sixth Grade Handout

 
 
Session 20: Why Do You Share?—Knowing Why You Post Online
Pleasing the Invisible Audience—Sixth Grade Handout

 
 
Session 21: Do They Like Me?—Crushes and Rejection
This Stuff Is So Complicated!—Sixth Grade Handout

 
 
Session 22: Recognizing and Respecting Boundaries—How Far Is Too Far?
 
Session 23: Sexual Harassment—It’s Complicated
 
Session 24: Race and Bias—What Do We Really See?
 
Session 25: Race and Bias—Did I Say Something Wrong?
 
Session 26: Concluding the Program—Please Say You Learned Something!
I Am . . . —Sixth Grade Handout

 
 
7th Grade
 
Session 1: Getting Started—And (Hopefully) Not Wasting Your Time
 
Session 2: Dignity and Respect—Words That Matter
Drawing Dignity and Respect—Seventh Grade Handout

 
 
Session 3: Listening to Each Other—Giving and Getting Advice
Advice Situations—Seventh Grade Handout

 
Ally—Seventh Grade Handout

 
 
Session 4: Just Kidding—Why Are We Really Laughing?
 
Session 5: Understanding Anger—Managing a Difficult Emotion
Hiding and Showing Anger—Seventh Grade Handout

 
 
Session 6: SEAL—I Know What the Problem Is, but How Do I Fix It?
 
Session 7: Apologies—What’s a True Apology?
True or Fake Apologies?—Seventh Grade Handout

 
 
Session 8: Friendships—Developing Good Friendships
Friendship Bill of Rights—Seventh Grade Handout

 
 
Session 9: Navigating Friend Groups—When Friendships Are Complicated
Group Conflict—Seventh Grade Handout

 
 
Session 10: They Said What?—How to Stop Rumors and Gossip
Definition Game—Seventh Grade Handout

 
 
Session 11: When and How Do I Speak Out?—Building Empathy and Courage in Bystanders
Bystanding—Seventh Grade Handout

 
 
Session 12: Getting Out of the Box—Are We Boxed Into Gender Norms?
 
Session 13: Double Standards—Are People Being Treated Fairly?
 
Session 14: Understanding Advertising—What’s My Style?
Analyzing Ads—Seventh Grade Handout

 
What’s Authentic?—Seventh Grade Handout

 
 
Session 15: Getting Past the Products—How Does the Advertising Affect Me?
Are You a Walking Advertisement?—Seventh Grade Handout

 
Interview an Adult—Seventh Grade Handout

 
 
Session 16: The Mirror—How Do We See Ourselves? How Do We See Others?
The Armor Handout

 
 
Session 17: Talking With Adults—How Do We Communicate Effectively?
Helping Adults—Seventh Grade Handout

 
 
Session 18: Managing Technology—It’s Not All Bad
 
Session 19: What Do You Share?—Deciding What to Post Online
What Do You Share?—Seventh Grade Handout

 
 
Session 20: Why Do You Share?—Knowing Why You Post Online
Pleasing the Invisible Audience—Seventh Grade Handout

 
Thinking About What We Share—Seventh Grade Handout

 
 
Session 21: Do They Like Me?—Crushes and Rejection
This Stuff Is So Complicated!—Seventh Grade Handout

 
 
Session 22: Recognizing and Respecting Boundaries—How Far Is Too Far?
Thinking About Boundaries—Seventh Grade Handout

 
 
Session 23: Sexual Harassment—It’s Complicated
 
Session 24: Race and Bias—What Do We Really See?
What Do You Say?—Seventh Grade Handout

 
 
Session 25: Race and Bias—Did I Say Something Wrong?
I Really Don’t Know—Seventh Grade Handout

 
 
Session 26: Concluding the Program—Please Say You Learned Something!
I Am . . . —Seventh Grade Handout

 
 
8th Grade
 
Session 1: Getting Started—And (Hopefully) Not Wasting Your Time
 
Session 2: Dignity and Respect—Words That Matter
Drawing Dignity and Respect—Eighth Grade Handout

 
 
Session 3: Listening to Each Other—Giving and Getting Support
Ally—Eighth Grade Handout

 
Support Network—Eighth Grade Handout

 
 
Session 4: Just Kidding—Why Are We Really Laughing?
 
Session 5: Understanding Anger—Managing a Difficult Emotion
Understanding Anger—Eighth Grade Handout

 
 
Session 6: SEAL—I Know What the Problem Is, but How Do I Fix It?
 
Session 7: Apologies—What’s a True Apology?
 
Session 8: Friendships—Developing Good Friendships
Thinking About Vulnerability—Eighth Grade Handout

 
 
Session 9: Navigating Friend Groups—When Friendships Are Complicated
Group Conflict—Eighth Grade Handout

 
 
Session 10: They Said What?—How to Stop Rumors and Gossip
 
Session 11: When and How Do I Speak Out?—Building Empathy and Courage in Bystanders
What Really Happened?—Eighth Grade Handout

 
 
Session 12: Getting Out of the Box—Are We Boxed Into Gender Norms?
How Do These Rules Affect You?—Eighth Grade Handout

 
 
Session 13: Reputations and Double Standards—Are People Being Treated Fairly?
 
Session 14: Understanding Advertising—What’s My Style?
 
Session 15: Getting Past the Products—The Influence of Advertising
Are You a Walking Advertisement?—Eighth Grade Handout

 
Interview an Adult—Eighth Grade Handout

 
 
Session 16: The Mirror—How Do We See Ourselves? How Do We See Others?
What’s Up With Labels?—Eighth Grade Handout

 
 
Session 17: Talking With Adults—How Do We Communicate Effectively?
Helping Adults—Eighth Grade Handout

 
 
Session 18: Managing Technology—It’s Not All Bad
 
Session 19: What Do You Share?—Deciding What to Post Online
 
Session 20: Why Do You Share?—Knowing Why You Post Online
Flip Chart Questions—Eighth Grade Handout

 
Social Media Armor—Eighth Grade Handout

 
 
Session 21: Do They Like Me?—Crushes and Rejection
This Stuff Is So Complicated!—Eighth Grade Handout

 
 
Session 22: Recognizing and Respecting Boundaries—How Far Is Too Far?
Giving and Getting Consent—Eighth Grade Handout

 
 
Session 23: Sexual Harassment—It’s Complicated
 
Session 24: Race and Bias—What Do We Really See?
What Do You Say?—Eighth Grade Handout

 
 
Session 25: Race and Bias—Did I Say Something Wrong?
 
Session 26: Concluding the Program—Please Say You Learned Something!
What Are You Proud Of?—Eighth Grade Handout

 
 
Owning Up Pretest
 
Owning Up Posttest
 
Appendix A: Parent Welcome Letter (English)
 
Appendix B: Parent Welcome Letter (Spanish)
 
Resource Guide

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