Red Ribbon Week 2020 Our Storytellers for RRW this year are:

Ron Artis II Singer / Songwriter

Discussion Guide

Some suggested questions to ask after you watch the video:

Question #1:

Ron is excited to share about his family. Who can you depend on?

Question #2:

Music makes Ron happy, and even though some days he feels exhausted by it, it brings him joy and satisfaction. What exhausts you and also brings you joy? Why?

Question #3:

It’s easy to believe what other people think about you, but Ron tells us to trust in who we are. Who are you? When has someone made you doubt that? How can you believe in your authentic self?

Question #4:

Ron talks about choices - and sometimes you might have to make a hard one. When have you made a choice you’re proud of? What makes it a choice you are proud of?

Bethany Hamilton – Pro Surfer Professional Surfer

Discussion Guide

Some suggested questions to ask after you watch the video:

Question #1:

Bethany talks about the importance of staying healthy. What is one healthy decision you have made for yourself?

Question #2:

What can you do to focus on health?

Question #3:

Bethany looks for things to be grateful for - this helps her face new challenges. What are you grateful for?

Question #4:

Being active helps to keep Bethany engaged. How are you active?

Question #5:

Surfing, Bethany says, is so fun that it keeps her “coming back for more.” What is fun to you and keeps you coming back for more?

Question #6:

Bethany has many fans that admire her for her persistence and strength. What is one thing you think you should be admired for?

Echosmith – Indie Pop Band Indie Pop Band

Discussion Guide

Some suggested questions to ask after you watch the video:

Question #1:

Noah says that they believe in their message. What is your message?

Question #2:

Noah also notes the importance of sharing their voices. Who is it important for you to share your voice with?

Question #3:

Sydney talks about being real and honest as a person. Who is the real you? Do you agree that it is important to be honest about who you are? Why or why not?

Question #4:

What do you think Noah means when he says that drugs take you out of the moment?

Question #5:

Jamie says that music helps them to say the things that are hard to say. What’s hard for you to say? Why?

Matt Bellace (Science of a Natural High) Psychologist / Comedian

Discussion Guide

Some suggested questions to ask after you watch the video:

Question #1:

How is exercise beneficial physically and emotionally?

Question #2:

What are endorphins and why are they important?

Question #3:

Matt suggests that drugs can mimic anandamide. Why does that matter?

Question #4:

What are the dangers of pursuing a high with a drug?

Question #5:

What is a natural high?

Question #6:

Why does Matt suggest a Natural High is a good thing?

Question #7:

What natural high do you enjoy or would you like to try?

What's The Most Effective Way to Use Our Red Ribbon Week Curriculum In the Classroom and for Distance Learning?

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