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Students discuss bullying. They listen to or read the story "Kids Join Gangs to Beat the Bullies." Students role-play bullying situations and discuss possible outcomes. Role play ideas and the link for the story are included with the lesson.
Students consider the relationship between gang violence and the factors that can contribute to its increase. After researching the issues behind one such factor, students make recommendations that may help reduce gang violence.
Students define the term "street gangs." They play the roles of reporters for a national teen magazine, and they must find out why a teenager called Danny committed suicide.
Students examine a job-training/violence reduction program that removes gang graffiti in East Los Angeles. They discuss issues confronting their own communities and propose community service programs to address these issues.
Twelfth graders watch a video about gangs and how they solve their problems. They role play the role of reporters and in groups they try to figure out why a teenager committed suicide.
Use maps, readings, and photographs to analyze the historic, cultural, and social conditions surrounding the activities of the Dalton brothers and their gang. Learners identify how the residents of Coffeyville defended themselves against the gang.
Sixth graders investigate peer pressure, gangs, drinking, and using drugs. In small groups, they conduct research, develop, edit, and write a three-minute script, and perform the script for the class.
Sixth graders explore psychology by participating in a role-play activity. In this peer pressure lesson, 6th graders discuss ways their classmates deal with everyday life by utilizing drugs and alcohol or participating in gang activities. Students write scripts and perform a story which is based upon teen behavior.
Students examine places considered sacred in both India and the U.S. They read and discuss a website on the Ganges River, discuss places considered sacred in the U.S., and write an essay comparing/contrasting personal sacred places and the Ganges River.
Students read a specific article that is provided in the instructional activity. They write down their feeling of some of the items that wee listed under gang prevention strategies. They provide a written evaluation of the articles of gang prevention strategies.
In this geography worksheet, students find the missing word or phrase that best completes each of the 7 sentences pertaining to condition of the Ganges River in India.
Students demonstrate the ability to comprehend and calculate currency exchange rates.
Students compare gangs and cliques. In this comparison instructional activity, students prepare to read the book, The Outsiders, by making a Venn diagram comparing gangs and cliques. They brainstorm ideas about the two groups which they add to the graphic organizer on an interactive whiteboard. They use the ideas to debate the issue.
Learners remember that the main purpose of reading is to comprehend what they have read as they read a section in their history book with the expectation that they answer questions at the end. They answer comprehension questions using the "W Gang and Lonely H".
Examine the negative effects of graffiti and gangs in this language arts activity. In small groups, middle schoolers discuss topics dealing with gangs and graffiti and write a collaborative poem based on their group discussion. The lesson would be a good way to reinforce the rules of group discussion, as well as the importance of individual roles.
Students breakdown different types of youth crime/gangs. Students evaluate the power of peer pressure. Students identify and offer advice for dealing with peer pressure. Students encounter the theory of phenomena.
Students examine the rise in gun violence in Britain. In this current events lesson, students research selected websites to discover details about the increasing gun culture growing among Britain's youth.
Students share what they know about an aspect of Chinese culture, for example, customs, language, art, or myths. They explore some of the forces that cause gangs to develop and establish power over a population, as they did in 'Dragonwings.'
In this South Asia learning exercise, student write about the importance of the Ganges River, complete a cause and effect chart about the closing of the Feni, then answer two map questions (map not included).
Students read an article about a former football star who was killed by a gang member. In groups, they identify the lessons that can be drawn from Dean's life and write an essay about it. Individually, they create a dialogue between themselves and Dean stating what they would want to say to him when he was still in high school. As a class, they discuss the player's death and design proposals to improve society.