Common Core State Standards and California Health Education Content Standards | Not in Our Town

Common Core State Standards and California Health Education Content Standards

Preventing bullying and intolerance can be part of your daily curriculum. Using Not In Our School films and lesson plans, students learn to think, analyze, speak articulately on many topics and understand the importance of safe physical and emotional school climates.

Not In Our School offers more than 70 films—many with accompanying lesson plans and activity guides—that you can use in your classroom. Many of these resources meet the following standards.
Common Core State Standards
Writing Standards
  • Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
  • Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events.
  • Produce clear and coherent writing icluding development, organization, and style.
  • Conduct short research projects to answer a question.
Speaking and Listening Standards
  • Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions.
  • Delineate a speaker’s argument and claims.
  • Include multimedia components and visual displays in presentations to clarify information.
  • Plan and deliver an informative/explanatory presentation.
Writing Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies and Science
  • Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content.
  • Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
  • Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem.
California Health Education Content Standards
  • Practice appropriate ways to respect and include others who are different from oneself.
  • Promote a bully-free school and environment.
  • Object appropriately to teasing or bullying of peers based on personal characteristics and perceived sexual orientation.
  • Explain how witnesses and bystanders can help prevent violence by reporting dangerous situations.
  • Recognize diversity, including disability, gender, race, sexual orientation, and body size.
  • Design a campaign for preventing violence, aggression, bullying, and harassment.
  • Promote a positive and respectful school environment.
  • Demonstrate the ability to be a positive peer role model in the school and community.
  • Explain the effects of violence on individuals, families, and communities.
  • Describe how social environments affect health and well-being.
  • Use a decision-making process to analyze the benefits of respecting individual differences.
Standards by Grade Level
The following Not In Our School lesson plans are aligned to the Common Core State Standards for English and Language Arts and the California Health Education Content Standards. The following charts illustrate an alignment of 20 popular Not In Our School films with the standards established for Grades 6 through 12.
A one-page summary of key standards identified and incorporated for each subject can be found below, while a more comprehensive and grade-specific list can be viewed by clicking on the desired link. 
Grade-Specific Standards


Activities/Lesson Plans

Additional Writing Activities for Not In Our School Films


Questions? Contact Not In Our School Director Becki Cohn-Vargas.