Take a Stand on Bullying

Unit of 3 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
6
7
8
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Media / Technology
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Arts Education
Issue Area: 
Fairness
Focus Question 

 How can our voice be used to make our school community kinder and stronger? 

 

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Unit Overview 

In this unit, students define bullying behavior and identify its effects on the individuals involved and the larger community. The students create a survey to collect and report on the perceived status of bullying at their school. Students learn about the different roles people take in the cycle of bullying. Rights and responsibilities of victims and bystanders form incentives for students to take action to build social capital and take action against bullying. The whole group carries out a plan and evaluates and presents the results of their action.

Service Experience 
Students select and present a plan for a service project based on assessment of need, research, interest, and resources to trespond to bullying behavior in the school or community. They carry out the plan and communicate to the school community the goals and individual responsibilities. 
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Take a Stand on Bullying
Lesson 1 of 3
Grades: 
6
7
8

In the first lesson of this three-lesson unit, the students define bullying and identify the effects of bullying behavior on the individuals involved and the larger community. The students create a survey or use another method to collect and report on the perceived status of bullying behavior at their school. They survey students, school staff, and families.

Unit: 
Take a Stand on Bullying
Lesson 2 of 3
Grades: 
6
7
8

Students learn about the different roles people take in the cycle of bullying. They share their observations about bullying situations and discuss why taking action to address bullying behavior is good for the community.