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Practical Living/Career Studies

Fat Albert & the Cosby Kids

Dealing with everyday problems
Grade Levels:
15 minutes
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Teaching Materials:
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Fat Albert and his friends deal with the day-to-day problems confronted by children everywhere. Featuring Bill Cosby, the series emphasizes values and how to work through problem situations. In addition to speaking through the animated Fat Albert gang, Bill Cosby directly addresses viewers, guiding them in understanding the dilemmas and solutions dealt with by Fat Albert and his friends.

The series includes groups of programs on conflict (101-103), prejudice (104-107), family issues (108-111), safety (112-115), responsibility (116-119), and school (120-123).

Program of Studies:
All Practical Living disciplines: Personal Wellness, Nutrition, Psychomotor Skills, Lifetime Physical Wellness, Employability Skills, Safety, Consumer Decisions, Career Awareness, Exploration and Planning

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2012/13 Program Schedule

101. Nobody Likes a Bully
The Cosby Kids realize that the neighborhood bully just wants attention and friendship.
102. Talk—Don't Fight
A fight between gangs results in a death, making all of the kids realize the price they have paid.
103. The Hero—Cool or Fool?
A man the kids look up to gets them into trouble before they finally wise up.
104. I Can Do It Myself!
The gang tries to make friends with a distant, independent boy, confined to a wheelchair, who refuses their help.
105. Everybody's Different and That's OK!
The kids finally accept a girl from the South, even though she is very different in many ways.
106. Old Folks Are A-Okay!
After being treated to soda and cookies on Halloween, Fat Albert and the gang learn that they have the wrong impression of old people.
107. Who Is an American?
The kids learn that being a good American has little to do with where you were born or what accent you have.
108. Mom Deserves Some Thanks
After struggling to get his chores done, Fat Albert learns to appreciate all the things his mother does.
109. Mom and Pop Split Up
The gang helps Flora through the divorce of her parents.
110. Baby on the Way
After initially resisting the idea of having a new baby brother or sister, Dumb Donald decides that he loves having his new baby sister around.
111. Dad's Job Is Cool
The gang's teacher has them spend a day on the job with their dads.
112. Signs Are for Safety
Fat Albert convinces Cool Roy that moving and changing signs is dangerous.
113. Bicycle Rules ... Safety First
After a serious bike accident, the boys finally learn that a cyclist who ignores the rules is a danger to himself and a threat to others.
114. Beware of Strangers
Hank sleeps through class and misses some important tips about how to avoid becoming a victim of dangerous strangers, then finds himself in a bad situation.
115. Help Police Your Neighborhood
The gang learns all about how to form a neighborhood watch and how the police work to keep people safe.
116. Do Your Job Right
The gang pressures Weird Harold to give them some free ice cream at the ice cream parlor where he has a summer job. But Harold learns that his job responsibilities come first.
117. Heart Attack—Save a Life!
Rudy chooses not to learn CPR and then runs into a situation where he doesn't know how to treat a man having a heart attack. Film approved by the American Heart Association.
118. Responsibility ... The Only Way
Weird Harold spends all his money after he becomes obsessed with playing video games and can't help pay for the gang's annual picnic.
119. TV or Not TV?
Monroe learns the hard way that he can't spend all of his time watching TV.
120. Study Makes the Grade
Donald is tempted to cheat on an upcoming test.
121. Give School a Chance
Rudy drops out of school, but is convinced by a local bum that success in life begins with a good education.
122. You Can Make It If You Try
Thurman, a real klutz at sports, shares tips with the guys on how to study. They, in turn, teach him some athletic skills.
123. Reading Is the Way To Grow
A gifted football athlete hides the fact that he can't read, but finally admits that he must learn how.
124. Only Fools Break the Rules
The gang follows a boy into all kinds of dangerous mischief at an abandoned amusement park.
125. Going Into Business
The boys are duped by a fraudulent ad for a free bicycle.
126. Kids and Alcohol Don't Mix
Fat Albert helps a friend, who is also an outstanding soccer player, deal with a severe alcohol problem.
127. Clean Is Keen
Russell and Fat Albert have to tell their friend Suede Simpson that he needs to take a bath.
128. Four Eyes
Heywood finally admits that he can't see well and needs glasses. When he becomes a baseball hero, the gang realizes he has changed from a clumsy Humpty-Dumpty to the coolest kid in school.
129. Folk Tales
After the gang's television set breaks, they discover that the library contains many stories they can read and tell to each other.
130. Write a Poem—Share Your Feelings
Fat Albert helps Richard overcome his fear of letting people know that he writes poetry, then reads one of Richard's poems at a school assembly.

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