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The Challenge of School Violence
Students examine school violence. In this school violence lesson plan, students listen to a teacher-led lecture regarding statistics and studies about school violence. Students discuss ways to deter school violence and participate in a school board role play activity.
Service Learning--A School Violence Prevention Strategy
Students analyze school violence issues. For this service learning lesson, students listen to their instructor present a lecture regarding school violence issues. Students examine service projects to prevent school violence.
School Violence: Is It in Your Backyard?
Students share, through discussion and writing, their feelings about violence in schools, as well as about ways in which such incidents and tragedies could be prevented.
Causes of School Violence
Students examine school violence. In this school violence instructional activity, students listen to a teacher-led lecture regarding statistics and studies about school violence. Students discuss bullying and school violence.
School Violence: Answers From the Inside
Students examine the issue of school violence, bullying, and cliques. They watch and discuss a video, answer discussion questions, create a poster, role-play mediation techniques, identify conflict resolution techniques, and sign a no-violence pledge.
Students examine conflicts in schools and ways to reduce school violence. In this school violence lesson, students research the types of violence in schools. Students discuss ways to prevent and report the violence. Students create a media project on violence and write a paper on the subject.
Students read "Shooting at School Leaves 2 Dead and 13 Hurt" in the New York Times online. They explore their own thoughts and emotions about school violence in the wake of the March 5, 2001 school shooting in Santee, California.
Students investigate the incidence of different types of violence that occurs in their schools through reading, discussion and interviews. They question local authorities about the best ways to reduce school violence.
School Safety Net
Learners consider warnings signs of possible school violence and create scenarios that demonstrate how violence might be averted. They generate a guidebook to help students confront violence before it happens.
Defusing School Violence
Students practice problem-solving skills as they listen to a scenario in which students defuse violence and tension at their own school. In this defusing school violence lesson, students discuss hate-based violence and brainstorm ways to understand others. Students report their top solutions to the class.
Students investigate zero tolerance laws and study about the difficulties schools face when deciding how to handle school violence. They visit specified websites to explore zero tolerance cases and state school policy. Students discuss case studies.
SAVE (Students Against School Violence)
Students explore the Students Against School Violence website to gather information about what is involved in starting a SAVE chapter at their school. They write a persuasive essay describing the benefits of having a SAVE chapter at their school.
Social Studies: School Violence
Students explore the various types of violence and discuss safety issues in their own school. They investigate zero tolerance laws and initiate an anti-bullying campaign on their campus. Students assess various simulations to determine if they involve bullying.
Do Something about... School Violence Unit
High schoolers explore the diffusion of responsibility and discuss how they should play a role in protecting others. Students discuss their reaction to a staged "bullying scene." They discuss the importance, and the challenge, of standing up for others.
Do Something About School Violence
High schoolers discuss the problem of school violence at their school and across the country. As a class, they cut out basic shapes in which they brainstorm a scary situation that could happen at school. They discuss ways in which to make the school safe for everyone.
Final Project -- School Violence
Students review the information gathered in the previous lessons about school violence. After they create an original piece of art, they present it to the class revealing how it relates to their feelings on school violence. They create a list of elements they are going to include in their project and create it.
Nightmare in Minnesota
Students read and discuss the article "10 Are Dead in Minnesota After Rampage at School." students explore their reactions to school violence and interventions to prevent its occurance.
Young scholars examine anger management and conflict resolution techniques. They watch and discuss a video, participate in a game that addresses anger management techniques, and role-play disputes using 'I-Messages.'
Learning Gender Stereotypes
How do media representations influence our attitudes? Examining advertisements through the filter of gender representation forms the basis of this, the second of three lessons that address gender stereotypes. Resources include links, handouts, and overheads.
Do Something about...School Violence Art Curricula Unit - Day 6 Tree of Decisions
Students explore different choices and their outcomes in a visual branching pattern. Students use various types of media including watercolors, markers, collages, etc. to create their tree. After the completion of the assignment, they reflect in a class discussion the choices they made and their outcomes.