1 Building Understanding: The Hook and Direct Instruction
Children will be asked to define what bullying is. Teacher will chart answers on SmartBoard. They will be asked if they have ever been bullied or have bullied others. Teacher will divide the board into in person and online bullying. And students will move the examples they gave to either side.
Children will be shown a few videos to learn about bullying.
Students will take a short quiz about bullying. Ask students how bullying made them feel. Ask if they have witnessed bullying and did they stand and watch or did they no something about it. Then students will discuss in small groups how they can be leaders, the agent of change or what they can do as a bystander to prevent bullying.Children will then share out to the whole class.
2 Guided and Independent Practice
The teacher will read aloud a story from Bullying and Me: Schoolyard Stories. Teacher will chart problems and possible solutions from student solicted ideas and input. Children will write a short response about how they can positively interact and change the situation in the stories read aloud. Students will share their answers in small groups and then begin to research bullying facts in books, websites and videos in order to create a digital publication used to present and educate other parents and students.
3 Wrap Up
Remind children that each of them can be a leader and make change. They can each help others to feel like they belong. Students can be leaders and save a life by standing up to bullying
In a culminating showcase, students will use their digital presentations to teach and scaffold other students, classes and parents.