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Author:Judy Waldorff
System: Covington County
School: Fleeta School
Lesson Plan ID: 12019

Stop The Bullying


During this lesson, students start to recognize the different types of bullying, causes, and ways of dealing with it. Through literature and the Internet, students learn how to handle bullying. Students will develop presentations to teach other how to handle bullying.

Content Standard(s):
CE(K-12) 1. Courage
CE(K-12) 5. Fairness
CE(K-12) 6. Respect for others
CE(K-12) 7. Kindness
CE(K-12) 8. Cooperation
CE(K-12) 9. Self-respect
CE(K-12) 10. Self-control
CE(K-12) 12. Compassion
CE(K-12) 13. Tolerance
CE(K-12) 21. Patience
CE(K-12) 23. Sportsmanship
TC2(K-2) 7. Use digital tools to access and retrieve information.
TC2(K-2) 10. Design original works using digital tools.
TC2(3-5) 1. Use input and output devices of technology systems.
TC2(3-5) 2. Use various technology applications, including word processing and multimedia software.
TC2(3-5) 8. Collect information from a variety of digital sources.
ELA2015(3) 16. Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur). [RI.3.7]
ELA2015(4) 23. Write informative or explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly. [W.4.2]
ELA2015(4) 30. Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. [W.4.9]
Local/National Standards:  
Primary Learning Objective(s):

Students will recognize the signs of bullying.
Students will employ ways to prevent bullying situations.
Students will create presentations to help others learn about bullying.

Additional Learning Objective(s):  
Approximate Duration of the Lesson: Greater than 120 Minutes
Materials and Equipment:

The Berenstain Bears and the Bully by Jan/Stan Berenstain
The Berenstain Bears and the Red-Headed Thief by Jan/Stan Berenstain
The Berenstain Bears and the Love Match by Jan/Stan Berenstain
Bully Trouble by Joanna Cole
Bootsie Barker Bites by Barbara Bottner
Monster Mama by Liz Rosenberg
The Case of the Car-barkaholic by John R. Erickson

Technology Resources Needed:

Computers with Internet access, presentation software


Students must have an understanding of the meaning of "bully."

1.)Begin the lesson by reading aloud at least three of the stories listed in the "Materials" section of this plan.
(Try to choose books with different types of bullying in them.)
As each one is read, discuss the following questions:
Who is the bully?
Why is this character acting like a bully?
What types of bullying do you see in this story?
How might the character being bullied handle the bully?
What could you suggest that might help the bully to overcome his/her problem?
Discuss and brainstorm certain vocabulary words that relate to bullying.
(Choose these words appropriately for the grade level being taught.) Some vocabulary choices may include: bullying, conflict, resolution, violence, gossip, and exclusion.

2.)Discuss the following types of bullying:
physical bullying
verbal bullying
Allow students to work in groups and assign each group to focus on a different type of bullying. Let them discuss examples of that type of bullying.
The members of the groups should be prepared to discuss the harm that can result from that kind of bullying and also offer more positive ways to treat others.

3.)Allow students to work in pair and visit the following websites to learn more about bullying. This first website has short videos demonstrating different types of bullying.
(Stop the Bullying Now)
This site has many resources for students to learn about bullying.

This site helps students identify bullies and gives suggestions on how to stop them.

This site deals with cyberbullying and how to stop it.

6.)Inform students that they are going to work in pairs to create presentations to teach other about bullying. Allow students to use the attached template to create their presentations.

7.)When all presentations are complete, allow students to practice presenting their presentations to the class.
Then allow the pairs to show their presentations to other classes in the school.

Attachments:**Some files will display in a new window. Others will prompt you to download. How to Stop the Bullying!.ppt
Assessment Strategies:

The teacher will assess students' presentations using the attached rubric.

Each area below is a direct link to general teaching strategies/classroom accommodations for students with identified learning and/or behavior problems such as: reading or math performance below grade level; test or classroom assignments/quizzes at a failing level; failure to complete assignments independently; difficulty with short-term memory, abstract concepts, staying on task, or following directions; poor peer interaction or temper tantrums, and other learning or behavior problems.

Presentation of Material Environment
Time Demands Materials
Attention Using Groups and Peers
Assisting the Reluctant Starter Dealing with Inappropriate Behavior

Be sure to check the student's IEP for specific accommodations.
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