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"Bullies Beware" reminds students of all the people who have died because of bullying and that this is not the way to handle being bullied. It focuses on what a bully is, what comprises violence, and how a victim can feel better about them self. A survey is given out that will later give a school profile on bullying. "Reality Matters" handouts are dispersed, discussed and compared to our local school.
ISTE/NETS for 2007
Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior. Students: a. Advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology.b. Exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity.c. Demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning.d. Exhibit leadership for digital citizenship.
Primary Learning Objective(s):
1. Describe the effects of bullying.
2. Describe the ways a bullied student may develop a more positive attitude.
3. State and carry out basic dictionary skills.
4. Gain experience in drawing conclusions and summarizing concepts.
5. Participate in group/team activity to solve problems.
Additional Learning Objective(s):
Greater than 120 Minutes
Materials and Resources:
Part II - help for groups with Cyberbullying
Technology Resources Needed:
laptop, projector, Document Camera
i-Safe materials developed and used every year during October for Internet Safety Month.
Share the letter from Paul Langan, the author of "The Bully".
Separate in the same five cooperative groups. This time, what are the ways that witnesses can help the bully? Have a leader get a consensus from the group to present to the class. While in the group, answer the following questions:
If bullying has no audience, can it exist?
Can one person make a difference?
How can you become a part of the solution to bullying at your school?
Time should be left over for individual students to share their ideas with the class. Here are some other questions for discussion:
A summary of the surveys will be created to make a profile of the school.
Uploaded rubric in Excel format.
Have one or more students look up and read the articles about the "13 Worst Cases of Bullying", write what happened in each case, and present one or more to the other students.
Suggested Readings from library:
"The Bully" by Paul Langan
"Joshua T. Bates Takes Charge" by Susan Shreve
"Please Stop Laughing at Me" by Jodee Blanco
"The Privilege of Youth" by David Pelzer
"My Life in Dog Years" by Gary Paulsen
Discussion Questions to be written or typed by individual students:
1. How can we learn to better accept each other's differences?
2. What are some of the ways young people learn to socialize with each other?
Peers would help students that need help during group time. Special attention would need to be focused on special students to make sure that they have a chance to participate.
For the dictionary work, a prepared reduced list of words would need to be prepared. The teacher would need to watch the student to make sure student was on task.
Each area below is a direct link to general teaching strategies/classroom
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.