The curriculum consists of six 30 to 45 minute lessons designed to be taught in sequence. Each lesson is accompanied by a family letter that the student takes home explaining the lesson and encouraging parent/student interaction.

Bullying Behaviors

One special feature of the curriculum is the activity about bullying behaviors. This activity uses a pervasive and realistic problem to prompt student discussion and the development of positive solutions. The goal is to help students practice developing positive solutions and appropriate decision making when faced with tough decisions.

Lessons Taught

The curriculum consists of the following lessons:

  1. G.R.E.A.T. Beginnings
    Lesson Goal: Students will identify facts about the G.R.E.A.T. Program and various aspects about violence and prevention.
  2. To Do or Not to Do
    Lesson Goal: Students will demonstrate decision-making skills and identify to whom they can talk if they need help making decisions.
  3. Loud and Clear
    Lesson Goal: Students will demonstrate effective communication skills.
  4. Staying Cool When the Heat Is On
    Lesson Goal: Students will practice controlling anger and develop strategies to manage their anger.
  5. We're All in This Together
    Lesson Goal: Students will identify individual and group differences and discuss respecting others.
  6. G.R.E.A.T. Days Ahead
    Lesson Goal: Students will identify ways of being a G.R.E.A.T. citizen.