This pack is an adaptation of Penguins Teaching Pack. This Lesson bundle includes all resources and information needed to help talk about the famous TV series in a gentle way.
Suicide and bullying, unfortunately, touch the lives of teens all around the country. Asher’s book provides teachers and community leaders with an authentic way to engage teens in these important topics. Now that Netflix has adapted it to a TV series it has blown up. I hope that this lesson pack will:
• Begin a conversation with teachers, teens, and community leaders that focuses on prevention.
• Lead to the realization that all actions have a ripple effect with consequences.
• Increase the empathy ratio on school campuses.
If you have students considering suicide, and the odds are that you do, the National Institute for Mental Health (http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/suicide-prevention/index.shtml) is a good place to investigate. Make your students aware of the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433). If any of your students are a victim of sexual assault (and while females are more often the victims, males may be victims too), the Rape, Abuse, Incest, National Network (RAINN) will help provide answers for you and your students. Online information from RAINN is located at www.rainn.org. RAINN has a toll-free number at 1-800-656-HOPE.