Grade 8 SKILLS FOR EFFECTIVE RELATIONSHIPS

There are a wide range of clips to choose from that address different areas of the curriculum and include topics such as: peer pressure, substance use, school stressors, interpersonal conflict, dating relationships, etc. It is important to review clips in advance of showing them to the students so that appropriate clips are chosen for the students in the class as well as the topics being discussed. The sessions identify when it would be an appropriate time to show a clip. It is important to note that both Grade 7 and Grade 8 clips are provided, so that you have choice based on the students in your class.
These clips are organized into three sections. Part I focuses on demonstrating communication skills which include: assertive, passive and aggressive communication. Part II focuses on demonstrating skills that include: delay, refusal and negotiation skills and Part III focuses on a combination of skills.
Note: Any scenario # that shows a * beside it is a clip that was most recently created by students (2015).

Part I – Assertive, Passive, Aggressive Communication Skills:

Scenario 1* Spreading a rumour

Scenario 2* Exclusion from sleepover

Scenario 3* Making fun of someone with disability

Scenario 4 Ditching friend for another friend

Scenario 5 A First Nations student is late to class because she was smudging. She is the target of racial comments from a peer in class.

Scenario 6* Trying to convince a friend to smoke weed

Scenario 7* Pressuring a friend to meet someone from a dating app

Scenario 8* Using homophobic language about a teammate on the basketball team

Scenario 9* Pressure for intimacy

Scenario 10* Taking diet pills