For some students, being bullied is an unpleasant situation they face once in a while. For Josh Jacobson, a computer whiz, it’s a way of life. P.K. Packer, has bullied Josh into doing his homework assignments for him. When the class gets an assignment to create a computer game company, Josh goes to work on his game. Naturally, P.K. expects Josh to complete his computer game entry as well — but Josh has other ideas. A few days later, the class gets a substitute teacher, Mrs. Fields, who helps the class understand that “looks can be deceiving” and that it’s important for people to use their intelligence to survive. Josh comes to understand that self-respect is a goal anyone can achieve. He begins to work for his self-respect by telling P.K. he won’t do his homework anymore. And a few weeks later, Josh discovers his computer game entry was chosen by the computer game company as a winner. His classmates applaud his success and Josh begins to realize that he isn’t a weasel at all — he’s more like an eagle. Produced by Sheridan Peters Communications, Inc.
15 Minutes • Color