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Harmony Day GESS​


Defeat The Label Anti Bullying Video​​


Tim's Place - A Restaurant Whose Owner has Down's Syndrome​​

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The Sneetches by Dr. Suess​ 

This is Dr. Seuss' view of prejudice: Some Sneetches have a star on their bellies, and some of them don't. The ones that don't have a star on their bellies are trying to be accepted but wind up being treated like trash. It's a shame that some people today are still prejudice--and proud of it.

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SD23 Dances in Harmony 2013​

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Vancouver Giants "ACCEPTANCE" Flash Mob


The story grows... Now 17 schools and the Vancouver Giants come together in a community partnership to spread the word of acceptance in honour of anti-bullying. This is the 3rd Acceptance Project using social media to spread a positive message. February 27, 2013 is Anti-bullying day, but Acceptance happens everyday.​

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Gratitude HD - Moving Art™​

A Moving Art original short. This inspirational video was well responded at TED conferences and filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg motivates those around him as happiness is revealed. Spoken word and music montage created and composed by Gary Malkin. Narration written and spoken by Brother David Steindl-Rast.
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Harmony Day- SD23 Song With Pictures

A portion of the 2012 Harmony Day song from SD23 set to pictures - thanks Stephanie Godon.​
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Kelowna Intercultural Society features Mike Roberts and interviews with successful Kelowna citizens with roots in South Asia:  Dr. Gary Randhawa, Murli Pendbarkar and Mohini Singh.​
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This 30 second Community Service Announcement highlights that together, everyone belongs. Australia is a land of many cultures, Harmony Day is about celebrating and encouraging respect for this diversity. Express pride in multicultural Australia - however you do it best.
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SD 23 "Let's Live In Harmony" Song
This song was written and recorded by our students and Ryan Donn for our 2012 Harmony Day.
Friendship between an elephant and a dog in Carol Buckley's Hohenwald, TN Elephant Sanctuary​
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Author Kathryn Otoshi reads her award-winning book "One"

Acclaimed children's author Kathryn Otoshi reads aloud her award-winning storybook "One," accompanied by dramatic interpretation by students from Trace Elementary School. ​​
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Musicians playing music around the world, promoting a global movement for peace and understanding.
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People from many different backgrounds performing simple acts of kindness for each other.

This Dr. Seuss classic is an anti-war story; specifically, a parable about arms races in general, mutually assured destruction and nuclear weapons in particular. The Butter Battle Book was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.
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​​​​To This Day

Shane Koyczan "To This Day" Help this message have a far reaching and long lasting effect in confronting bullying. "My experiences with violence in schools still echo throughout my life but standing to face the problem has helped me in immeasurable ways.  Schools and families are in desperate need of proper tools to confront this problem. This piece is a starting point." - Shane 

NOTE:  Please preview this video before showing.  It is very powerful and emotion-filled.  It may not be appropriate for your particular group of students, and certainly not most elementary grades.

Two great videos to spawn discussion on judgment based on appearances, and pre-suppositions, etc.
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Jonathan and Charlotte​
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Kid Shreds on Accordion​
Another lesser known video to discuss assumptions.  Have students express what they can presuppose about the player by just viewing his picture.  Then play the video and debrief.

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