Become an Upstander!

It's easier to be a bystander to a bullying situation than many people think. Teach eighth graders to be upstanders rather than bystanders with a lesson plan focused on kindness, assertiveness, and reaching out to those in need of a friend.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Helpful for a peer counseling group or teen issues class
  • Use in a school-wide focus on bullying
  • Bring to class in the beginning of the year to establish a safe and supportive class atmosphere
Classroom Considerations
  • Videos require access to the Internet
  • Comes with two relatable videos that spark conversation
  • Provides opportunities for discussing, writing, and extension projects
  • Videos demonstrate moments of bullying for both boys and girls
  • Includes teacher reference materials and a version of the unit in Spanish
  • None
Common Core