Taking a Stand on Bullying

Middle schoolers stand up against bullying in a character-building lesson. After discussing historical figures who became advocates in times of adversity, they brainstorm ways to end bullying at their own school, and use a formal letter to voice their propositions.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Create a cross-curricular unit between language arts and social studies
  • Use during Women's History Month or when discussing the issue of bullying
Classroom Considerations

  • The final part of a five-lesson unit on philanthropy and advocacy
  • Requires results from a survey from the fourth lesson in the unit
Pros

  • Organized well
  • Address writing, discussion, and data analysis skills
Cons

  • None