Bullying Unit Plan

Instructor: Shanna Fox

Shanna has been part of the whirlwind world of teaching middle school for 20 years. She has a Master of Education degree in instructional design.

Bullying is undeniably one of the biggest problems in schools today. Use the lesson plans in this unit to focus students on understanding bullying and equip them to carry their knowledge beyond the classroom with activities, role plays, and projects.

Bullying

Bullying is a major issue in today's society, from elementary classrooms to college and beyond. Therefore, combating bullying is a life skill. This unit plan guides students from learning the basics to applying their knowledge in the real world. This sequence will engage students in art projects, role plays, literature, and multimedia. It's essential for students to relate to the bullying lessons you provide so there is something for everyone. With lesson plans and activities for elementary, middle, and high school students, exploring these resources will prepare your students to understand and combat bullying.

Unit Preparation

Set up your classroom to support the content focus of this unit by using these Anti-Bullying Bulletin Board Ideas. Creating a physical environment that reflects your lessons supports student thinking. It also provides them with valuable visual reminders of the important learning that's taking place.

Explore some Anti-Bullying Programs & Organizations before preparing your lesson plan sequence. There are regular updates in bullying legislation and events so this preparation will ensure that you are up to speed. You can also provide these resources to students or post them on your bulletin board to give them the opportunity to explore more on their own.

Lessons and Activities: Elementary School

For elementary students, begin with this Anti-Bullying Lesson Plan. Building a foundational knowledge about what defines bullying is important for this age group. Students need to feel empowered to take action when they see bullying; to do so, they must know exactly what it looks like. Extend learning with these engaging Anti-Bullying Activities for Elementary Students.

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