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Braves Academy

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In Braves Academy, students will learn about the importance of school and how to make the most of his/her educational experience, how to interact with others successfully and develop good character, and how to make informed decisions about his/her future life and career. Students will keep a Braves Academy folder with all their exploring and learning, which they will be able to keep after completing class in eighth grade.  
 
Programs and resources that will be utilized:
 
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The Child Advocacy Center Kids First Program http://www.kidsfirsttn.org/   (safety & abuse prevention)
 
Health Department https://www.tn.gov/health/section/parents  (dangers of tobacco and healthy relationships. 
 
Jamie Ensley with EdSouth will engage students in future planning, financial literacy and transitioning to middle school and high school.
 
 
 
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Braves Academy Scope and Sequence

Week 1:

Day 1:  Procedures & Practice

Day 2:  Procedures & Practice

Day 3:  Classroom Expectations

Day 4: Why Try? Relationship Building/Using Music

Day 5:  Medal of Honor: Exploring the Six Core Values

Week 2:

Day 6:  Bully Prevention (watch Bullied video)

Day 7:  Why Try? Relationship Building/Assessment

Day 8:  Career:  Making SMART Goals & Action Plans

Day 9:  Why Try? Reality Ride

Day 10:  Medal of Honor:  Selfless Service

Week 3:

Day 11:  Bully Prevention (discuss video) 

Day 12: Why Try? Tearing Off Your Labels

Day 13:  Career:  Learn About Yourself

Day 14:  Why Try? Defense Mechanisms

Day 15:  Medal of Honor:  What Does It Mean?

Week 4:

Day 16:  Auction Block (Values/Goal Setting)

Day 17:  Why Try? Motivation Formula

Day 18:  Career:  Learn About Yourself

Day 19:  Why Try? Climbing Out

Day 20:  Medal of Honor:  Portrait of a Service Member

Week 5:

Day 21:  Group Treasure Hunt  (Self-Esteem)

Day 22:  Why Try? Jumping Hurdles

Day 23:  Career:  Sample Application

Day 24: Why Try?  Desire, Time & Effort

Day 25:  Medal of Honor:  Reflecting on Courage

Week 6:  

Day 26:  Whose Fault Is It?  (Decision Making/Peer Pressure)

Day 27:  Why Try? Lift the Weight

Day 28:  Career: Interviewing

Day 29:  Why Try? Get Plugged In

Day 30:  Medal of Honor:  Integrity in Decision Making

Week 7:

Day 31:  Left Out (Cliques)

Day 32:  Why Try? The Wall

Day 33:  Career:  Interviewing

Day 34:  Why Try?  Student Walkthrough

Day 35:  Medal of Honor:  What is Courage?

Week 8:

Day 36:  How Bad Can You Be?  (Communication)

Day 37:  Why Try? Student Walkthrough

Day 38:  Career:  Life’s a Puzzle (Life Roles)

Day 39:  Why Try?  Student Walkthrough

Day 40:  Medal of Honor:  A Lesson in Irony

Week 9:

Day 41:  Line Up  (Self Esteem/Acceptance)

Day 42:  Why Try? Review

Day 43:  Career:  Work Study (Work Skills)

Day 44:  Why Try? Assessment

Day 45:  Medal of Honor:  Courage to Make a Difference