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Character Education Videos: Coping with Change

It’s a fact of life – things change constantly. That doesn’t mean change is easy to accept, though. Often, change is a scary, painful thing. Moving to a new house, losing a loved one, being in a new school – these things can be very intimidating, and kids might resist or struggle to cope with change. But as the saying goes, that which doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.

The following Flocabulary songs have a theme about change. Below the videos, we have questions you can use to start a discussion about coping with change. And Flocabulary has many more songs and videos to teach Character Education.

Songs About Coping with Change

The New Kid at School2nd Grade: “The New Kid at School”

This song is about a kid trying to get used to a new school. Ask: What are some things that he thought were scary on his first day? How did the new student get past his fears? What advice would you give someone who is new at your school? Listen now.

 

The Misunderstanding5th Grade: “The Misunderstanding”

This song is about a boy who experiences a major change, but keeps an open mind. Ask: What new situation did the main character have to get used to? How did he deal with it? What can be learned from his story? Watch now.

 

How Else to Be6th Grade: “How Else to Be”

This song can be used to teach students about how to recover from losing someone important in their lives. Ask: What happened to the main character? What does it mean to cope? How did the main character cope with his loss? What can we learn from this story? Listen now.

 

FluxHigh School: “Flux”

This song is about the constant changes in life. Ask: What are some changes that we will all encounter? What are some positive ways to deal with change? What are some negative ways to deal with change? Listen now.

 

 

Questions for Discussion

  • How did the characters in the songs deal with change?
  • Why do you think change can be so stressful?
  • Do you think change is a positive or a negative thing in your life? Explain.
  • What are some ways we might respond to change that are unhealthy? How can we embrace change in a healthy way?

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. I hate changes. In the last 4 years i’ve been to 2-3 diffrent schools and I had to make new friends each time. It is very hard for me because I can’t stay in 1 school for 2 years or more, and I get so mad but it isn’t my parents fault but I still don’t like it.

    In the last 2 years I have lost like 6 family fembers and 1-2 really close friends. It was harder for me when my close friend died he was accually close to the family but he was like a dad to me and he died at the age of 29 and has 3 kids Cayden, Caleb,and Caylin and their ages are 4, 3, and 6 months she won’t know her dad by the time shes older but i feel for her but I love all them and I hope they make it ok

  2. I have had alot of changes to me and I’m fixing to have another one. I’m turning 14 this sunday on the 9th I am so happy. I have had times where I hatted changes, and sometimes I still do its not fun all the times but everynow and then its ok.

    Changes can be good and they could be really bad and I dont no anybody that likes bad news. So what ever you do try to make all news good or at least sound good. But hope everybody has a grea Christmas and try to stay safe

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