Grade 9 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. You will also want to choose clips that align with the topics being discussed. The lessons identify when it would be an appropriate time to show a clip.
These clips are organized into three sections. Part I focuses on demonstrating communication skills including 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 II – Delay, Refusal, Negotiation Skills:

Scenario 1* One friend pressuring the other to vandalize a car

Scenario 2* Friends are pressuring another friend to find out about a rumour they heard

Scenario 3* Friend pressuring another friend to send nude pics to her boyfriend

Scenario 4 Pressure to shoplift sunglasses

Scenario 5 Friend admits about cheating with other friend’s partner

Scenario 6 One partner pressuring the other to go to a party

Scenario 7 One friend pressuring another to retaliate against a “crew” (using a weapon)

Scenario 8 Pressure to participate in gang activity (stealing)

Scenario 9 Rumour about a friend being pregnant

Scenario 10* Pressure to play a drinking game

Scenario 11 Pressure to get beer for a party

Scenario 12 Pressure to get high before the dance

Scenario 13 Pressure to try steroids to increase athletic performance

Scenario 14* Starting a rumour about another student re: sexual orientation

Scenario 15* Pressure to engage in sexual behavior

Scenario 16 One person tries to convince two others to drink and then makes sexual advances

Scenario 17 Pressuring partner to engage in sexual activity

Scenario 18 Pressuring partner to have sex