Too Good for Violence Revised - Social Perspectives Grade 5 Kit
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Too Good for Violence Revised - Social PerspectivesGrade 5

The evidence-based Too Good for Violence-Social Perspectives program empowers fifth graders with the tools they need to be positive role models in their schools and communities. Through fun, interactive games, activities, and role-plays, students learn skills like how to communicate assertively, disagree respectfully, cooperate to resolve a conflict, and recognize and respond to bullying situations.

The Too Good toolkit includes everything you need to teach the lessons:

  • 1 Teacher’s Manual
  • 25 Student workbooks
  • Goal Setting Poster
  • Decision Making Poster
  • Approaches to Conflict Poster
  • How to De-escalate a Conflict Poster
  • Bullying Response Strategy Display Cards
  • One Minute to Launch Card Game, 4 sets
  • Buddy System Junior Card Game, 4 sets
  • Pre-Flight Check Card Game, 4 sets
  • Navigator Card Game, 1 set
  • Mission Training Board Game, 4 sets
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Too Good for Violence Revised - Social Perspectives Grade 5 Kit

Item No: C8550


Curriculum features include:

  • Teacher’s Manual with ten 45-minute lessons
  • 25 Student workbooks with engaging activities and role plays
  • 4 Colorful posters
  • 5 Interactive games, 4 sets of each game
  • “Looking for More?” activities for extended learning, recommended reading, and additional exercises to reinforce important concepts and skills
  • “Home Workout” take-home activities for caregivers and children to do together
  • Assessment tools to measure program effectiveness

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Too Good for Violence K-5

Too Good for Violence K-5 is a universal, violence prevention and character education program that teaches character-based skills, attitudes, and behaviors to help elementary students: differentiate between feelings and actions, encourage respect between peers, and celebrate diversity. Program lessons and activities help kids realize that as individuals and as a group, they are too good for bullying and violence.

Too Good for Violence is social emotional learning

Too Good for Violence teaches the following social and emotional learning skills, which research has linked with healthy development and academic success:

  • Conflict resolution
  • Anger management
  • Respect for self and others
  • Effective communication

Too Good for Violence develops core character traits

Too Good for Violence promotes character development by strengthening eight key character traits:

  • Caring
  • Cooperation
  • Courage
  • Fairness
  • Honesty
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Self-discipline

How does Too Good work?

Too Good offers developmentally appropriate curricula for each grade level in kindergarten through grade 5. Each grade level builds on previous levels, developing the skills sequentially with engaging, age-appropriate lessons and activities.

Mitigates risk factors and builds protective factors

Too Good focuses on the risk factors that can be positively affected in the classroom: favorable attitudes toward drugs, violence, and other problem behaviors; and friends who engage in problem behavior.

Too Good builds protection within the student by:

  • Providing opportunities for pro-social involvement
  • Establishing positive norms including healthy beliefs and clear standards
  • Promoting bonding to pro-social peers
  • Increasing personal and social skills

Understanding the Logic Model

The Mendez Foundation developed Logic Models for Too Good to map out the Theory of Change and demonstrate graphically the assumptions that drive Too Good. The logic model communicates an "if-then" message of what changes the program intends to produce. It helps to make the connections among the target group, goals, strategies, objectives and planned program results and lays out what the program is expected to achieve and how it is expected to work.

Too Good for Violence K-8

Research Design

Each of the Too Good evaluation studies were conducted by third-party researchers and used randomized treatment-control group designs (pre-test/post-test, 20-week post-test, or one-year follow-up). The Researchers examined pre-test equivalence between treatment and control groups; potential bias of loss of student data over time; quality of program implementation; and estimates of reliability and validity of assessment tools.

The award-winning Too Good programs have undergone rigorous, independent evaluation studies to measure their effects on students' skills, attitudes, intentions, and behaviors. Studies have been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national evaluation conferences. These studies demonstrate the effectiveness of Too Good.

Too Good for Violence K-8 Research Reports