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Third graders read stories about bullying. In this conflict management lesson, 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.
Spark a disscussion about a current issue, bullying, in your classroom. This resource, published by The New York Times, provides a short article discussing a Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights passed into law in the state New Jersey followed by several open-ended questions perfect for starting an in-class discussion or having learners compose a written agrument. Do you think states should have legislation about bullying? Will it be effective? Hear what your class has to say!
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.
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.
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 complete a role-play activity based upon conflict management. For this bully intervention lesson, 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.
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.
Young scholars analyze bullying and aggression. In this bullying lesson, students discuss bullying and practice methods to deal with aggression. Young scholars also participate in activities that enable them to consider why bullies bully as well as how to deal with bullying.