Identity-Based Bullying

This Identity-Based Bullying lesson plan also includes:

What is identity? What is bullying? What is identity-based bullying? After discussing these questions as a class, pupils engage in partner discussions before participating in a small group activity to act out bullying scenarios. Then, participants write about a time they have experienced or witnessed identity-based bullying, or make-up one of their own.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Review the words used in the lesson before beginning and make sure those actions do not take place in the classroom
  • Assign the writing as homework if class time does not permit
  • Use the closing line as an exit ticket
  • Split the class into five equal groups for the small group activity
Classroom Considerations

  • Ensure guidelines are in place to create a safe and respectful learning environment as the topics in the resource are sensitive in nature
  • The content in the lesson is also appropriate for middle school learners as well
Pros

  • Identifies and teaches the difference between name calling and bullying
  • Provides a reading list for optional identity-based bullying books that can be read in class
  • Comes with five scenario worksheets
Cons

  • None