Speaking for the Minority Voice
  1. Strand PHIL.III Philanthropy and the Individual
    1. Standard PI 01. Reasons for Individual Philanthropy
      1. Benchmark HS.1 Define and give examples of motivations for giving and serving.
  2. Strand PHIL.IV Volunteering and Service
    1. Standard VS 01. Needs Assessment
      1. Benchmark HS.1 Identify a need in the school, local community, state, nation, or world.
    2. Standard VS 02. Service and Learning
      1. Benchmark HS.1 Select a service project based on interests, abilities, and research.
      2. Benchmark HS.2 Identify specific learning objectives from the academic core curriculum that are being applied in the service-learning project.
    3. Standard VS 03. Providing Service
      1. Benchmark HS.1 Provide a needed service.
    4. Standard VS 05. Integrating the Service Experience into Learning
      1. Benchmark HS.2 Evaluate progress on the service-learning project before, during, and after the project.
      2. Benchmark HS.3 Identify outcomes from the service.

Youth make a plan as empowered and responsible members of the civil society to take action to prevent bullying behavior while being sensitive to the people involved, from the victim to the bystander to the bully.

PrintOne 45-Minute Session

The learners will:

  • utilize the persuasive power of written or oral communication as an instrument of change in the community, nation or the world.
  • select a service project based on interests, abilities, and research.
  • articulate and demonstrate the safety procedures that are part of the volunteer experience.
  • describe the procedures and the importance of sensitivity to the people with whom students are working.
  1. Anticipatory Set:

    Remind the learners that they are part of the civil society sector that takes action to address real needs of people when those needs aren't met by the administration (government and business), just like a civil rights leader.

    Tell them that they have or can obtain the skills and knowledge to address the issue of bullying at school.

  2. Here are some rough ideas for taking action:

    • Make PSAs against bullying behavior and to teach people how to respond. 
    • Use persuasive writing as an instrument of change.
    • Publicize a list of available mental health resources.
    • Publicize creative and meaningful opportunities to help people deal with negative feelings in a better way than bullying others.