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Conflict Management: Making Better Choices
Third graders read stories about bullying. In this conflict management lesson plan, 3rd graders discuss the common characteristics of bullies and how to prevent them from causing physical or psychological harm. Students read the book The Meanest Thing to Say by Bill Cosby and answer study questions.
Anti-bullying Poetry Competition
Learners establish a list of correct words to use in a variety of situations. Students speculate on different forms of poetry. Learners encounter different types of poetic techniques. Students write an anti-bullying poem.
Conflict is Inevitable, Bullying is Not
Students discuss the difference between conflict and bullying. In this character lesson, students identify situations as either a conflict or bullying behavior. Students discuss how to deal with conflict and bullying.
Bullying Can Be Stopped
Students explore behavioral science by conducting a puppet exercise in class. In this bullying instructional activity, students discuss the damage caused by bullies and what techniques work best to mediate conflicts. Students utilize hand puppets to participate in a bullying role-play activity.
Students brainstorm and discuss positive behavior choices to counteract bullying. In this character development and citizenship lesson, students brainstorm ways in which to deal with bullies and practice anger management techniques such as deep breathing. Students participate in a puppet show, then debrief to determine good behavior choices made by the characters.
Conflict is Inevitable, Bullying is Not
Students examine student psychology by participating in a peer to peer communication activity. In this bullying lesson, students identify the difference between appropriate conflict and bullying behavior. Students practice delivering "I-messages" to each other in a bullying role-play activity.
Responsibility to Stop Bullying
Students identify bullying behavior. In this conflict management lesson, students discuss their responsibility to report bullying and the 5 steps for a bully intervention. Students read a story about a bully and discuss the appropriate measures that should be taken.
Students complete a role-play activity based upon conflict management. In this bully intervention lesson plan, students identify the appropriate steps to take when encountering a bully. Students read a poem about a bully and identify the motivations of the bully and the resolution of the story.
February: Telling an Adult about Bullying is not Tattling
Students explore the difference between telling and tattling. In this social skills lesson plan, students watch a puppet show. Students determine whether the behavior in the puppet show is tattling or telling.
Standing Up to Bullies
Students discuss bullying. In this bullying lesson, students discuss facts about bullies and act out anti-bully role plays. They complete worksheets and see how they can take action.
Anti-Bullying: A Web of Good Feeling
Explore bullying, how it feels, and how it feels to stop it! This plan begins with a discussion about bullying in which learners share their personal experiences with the all too common issue. Then as a class read The Meanest Thing to Say by Bill Cosby. Finally, your class makes a web of good feeling. Everyone stands in a circle and passes a ball of yarn as they give complements, ultimately creating a web.
Students identify the various forms of bullying in a class discussion and to sort out the situations that can hurt outside and inside. They count the number of bullying incidents posted on the bulletin board to find which occur most often. Finally, students create a Fishing for Feelings display by coloring fish and pasting them on the colored water.
Health Education: Bullying
Second graders demonstrate steps to take if someone is being bullied. In this health lesson plan, 2nd graders role play situations that call for them to sop bullying behavior. Scripts and tips are included.
Building a Bully-Free Building
Students find a comfortable position in which they can relax and close their eyes. They listen as a portion from the Bully-Free School Guided Fantasy supplement is read and visualize the way a school without name-calling would look, sound, and feel.
Students examine ways to confront and stop bullies. They develop a list of synonyms for bully, read and discuss an article, take a survey, write and read a reader's theater script in small groups, and draft a school anti-bullying policy.
Bullying is Not Acceptable
Students discuss bullying. In this character education activity, students define bullying and identify different bullying behaviors. Students discuss how it makes people feel when they are bullied.
Dealing With Bullies
Students identify bullying behaviors and identify strategies for dealing with bullies. They participate in role-plays and discuss the experience later as a group. After role-playing scenarios provided by the teacher, students create their own.
The Anti-bullying Magazine
Sixth graders discuss bullying. In this art lesson, 6th graders use role play and create scenes that are photographed and used in a PowerPoint. Students create an anti-bullying magazine.
Health, Decision Making, Research, Media Literacy
Students explore the problem of bullying. They observe an anti-bullying commercial and discuss how a victim may feel. After a class discussion, students identify tools a victim may use to get away from a bully and obtain assistance. They practice a rap song about bullying and helping others.
No Name-Calling Week
Students discuss if they have ever heard someone being bullied or called a name; if so, as each child shares, they hold hands and form a linked circle. They then talk about what they can say or do when they witness name-calling or bullying.