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No Name-Calling Week: GroundSpark's Respect For All Films

GLSEN No Name-Calling Week

EXCITING NEWS!

In celebration of GLSEN's No Name-Calling Week, we have partnered with GroundSpark to bring you FREE STREAMING and discounted purchasing of their award-winning Respect For All Project films!

Throughout the month of January 2016, K-12 educators and students participating in No Name-Calling Week can access the films online for free HERE.

Want the DVDs and accompanying curriculum guides? Take advantage of the special No Name-Calling Week 25% discount throughout the year! Click HERE and use discount code NNCW16 to purchase any of the films and resources.    

See below for film descriptions and suggestions for use in your No Name-Calling Week programming.

 

Respect for All Project Films Available

 StraightLaced Logo

Running Time: 67 minutes

From girls confronting popular messages about culture and body image to boys who are sexually active just to prove they aren't gay, the students in Straightlaced illustrate the toll that deeply held stereotypes and rigid gender policing have on all of our lives.

Ideal for students grades 8-12, educators and families.

Best Uses for No Name-Calling Week

GSAs:

  • Watch the film with your GSA. Consider inviting other student clubs and discuss gender stereotypes following the film.

High School Educators:

  • Watch the film at a faculty meeting or in your PLC.
  • Show clips of the film in your classes and discuss how gender stereotypes impact your school. Consider pairing the film with a No Name-Calling Week high school lesson.

Middle and High School Family Groups:

  • Watch the film at a PTA meeting and discuss how families can help eliminate gender stereotypes.
  • Purchase a copy of the film and accompanying resources for your school library or media center.

Lets Get Real Logo

Running Time: 35 minutes

Examines issues that lead to taunting and bullying, including racial differences, perceived sexual orientation, learning disabilities, religious differences, sexual harrassment and others.

Ideal for students grades 5-9, educators and families.

Best Uses for No Name-Calling Week

GSAs:

Middle School Educators:

  • Watch the film at a faculty meeting or in a PLC leading up to No Name-Calling Week.
  • Show clips of the film in your classes and discuss how name-calling and bullying impact your school. Consider pairing the film with a No Name-calling Week middle school lesson.

Middle School Family Groups:

  • Watch the film at a PTA meeting and discuss how bullying impacts your school and ways families can encourage their children to treat everyone with respect. Consider sharing the No Name-Calling Week Resources for Families.
  • Purchase a copy of the film and accompanying resources for your school library or media center.

TAF Logo

Running Time: 35 minutes

That's a Family! is an entertaining documentary that breaks new ground in helping children in grades K-8 understand the different shapes families take today.

Ideal for students grades K-8, educators and families.

Best Uses for No Name-Calling Week

GSAs:

  • Watch the film with your GSA and discuss the differences you see in family diversity today versus years ago. What might families look like in another 50 years? What movement(s) have supported the changes in family diversity?
  • Connect with your former elementary school teachers and watch clips of the film with their classes. Consider using a No Name-Calling Week elementary school lesson or a family diversity lesson from GLSEN's Ready, Set, Respect toolkit.

Elementary School Educators:

Elementary School Family Groups:

  • Watch the film at a PTA meeting and celebrate the diversity of families in your school community.
  • Purchase a copy of the film and accompanying resources for your school library or media center.

Its Elementary Logo

Running Time: 78 minutes, 37 minutes

The groundbreaking film that addresses anti-gay prejudice by providing adults with practical lessons on how to talk with children about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.

Ideal for students grades 6-12, educators and families.

Best Uses for No Name-Calling Week

GSAs:

  • Watch the film with your GSA and talk about the messages you received in elementary school about LGBT people.

Elementary School Educators:

  • Watch the film at a faculty meeting or in a PLC leading up to No Name-Calling Week and discuss how your school includes LGBT people and themes in the curriculum. Take a look at GLSEN's Ready, Set, Respect toolkit for free lessons, tools and book lists.

Elementary School Family Groups:

  • Watch the film at a PTA meeting and discuss the importance of addressing anti-LGBT bias in your school.
  • Purchase a copy of the film and accompanying resources for your school library or media center.

Still Elementary Logo

Running Time: 47 minutes

This moving story and political drama revisits the students and teachers from the original groundbreaking film, It's Elementary, and discovers the profound impact of using film as a tool for social change.

Ideal for students grades 6-12, educators and families.

Best Uses for No Name-Calling Week

GSAs:

  • Watch the film with your GSA and talk abut the messages you received in elementary school about LGBT people.

Elementary School Educators:

  • Watch the film at a faculty meeting or in a PLC leading up to No Name-Calling Week and discuss how your school includes LGBT people and themes in the curriculum. Take a look at GLSEN's Ready, Set, Respect toolkit for free lessons, tools and book lists.

Elementary School Family Groups:

  • Watch the film at a PTA meeting and discuss the importance of addressing anti-LGBT bias in your school.
  • Purchase a copy of the film and accompanying resources for your school library or media center.

To stream any of the above Respect for All films, click HERE.