Ch 6: Dealing with Violence & Abuse Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

Ensure your students fully understand what it takes to deal with violence and abuse by using this chapter's teacher resources to develop engaging lessons. Lesson plans offer instructional guidance, classroom suggestions and other tools that can enhance your curriculum and improve learning outcomes.

Dealing with Violence & Abuse Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

Use the informative lesson plans in this chapter to develop quality lessons that teach your students the ins and outs of dealing with violence and abuse. We offer tools and strategies that can effectively strengthen your life skills curriculum and help you plan in-depth lessons. Whether you're looking for activity ideas, information about curriculum standards or discussion topic ideas, this chapter can help. Topics explored in this chapter include:

  • Self-defense
  • Dating violence
  • Domestic and U.S. gang violence
  • Abusive relationships

Feel free to access these resources anytime using any computer, smartphone or tablet. This convenience lets you develop lessons at home, during your planning period at school or in any other location with an Internet connection. Lesson plans are accompanied by companion lessons and multiple-choice quizzes you can share with students to deepen their understanding of ways to deal with violence and abuse.

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  • Learning objectives: Explains actions students should be able to take academically after completing lessons you've created using this chapter's teacher resources.
  • Vocabulary words: Shares terms you can include in your lessons to help students better understand the basics of dealing with violence and abuse.
  • Class or homework assignments: Provides ideas for assignments you can give students to complete in class or at home.

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This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning lessons focused on ways to deal with violence and abuse easy.

  • Find lesson plans for specific topics you want to cover in class that examine ways to deal with violence and abuse.
  • Formulate your life skills class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related violence and abuse management lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important concepts from the lessons covering ways to deal with violence and abuse.
  • Engage your students with relevant activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline that focus on ways to deal with violence and abuse.

39 Lessons in Chapter 6: Dealing with Violence & Abuse Lesson Plans
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Self-Defense Lesson Plan

1. Self-Defense Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will provide you with activities, discussion topics and questions, as well as a quiz that will help students understand the basics of self-defense.

Basic Self-Defense: Techniques & Tips

2. Basic Self-Defense: Techniques & Tips

This lesson will review the some of the best basic self-defense techniques you can use in emergency situations. Techniques that should be avoided will also be discussed briefly.

Dating Violence Lesson Plan

3. Dating Violence Lesson Plan

Dating violence is an important topic among high school students. This lesson plan features a video lesson that explains the various types of dating violence along with an activity to ensure comprehension. Related lessons and extensions provide an opportunity for ongoing instruction, if necessary.

Violence Against Women and Men: Definitions & Gender Differences

4. Violence Against Women and Men: Definitions & Gender Differences

Some types of crime are especially painful due to their personal nature. This lesson discusses three forms of violence, including sexual assault, rape, and domestic violence. Definitions, basic statistics, and a discussion of gender differences are provided.

Domestic Violence Lesson Plan

5. Domestic Violence Lesson Plan

What is domestic violence? A text lesson provides an overview of the topic and an activity gives students a chance to dig deeper. Optional activities are also included along with related lessons.

Domestic Violence: Definition, Causes, Facts & History

6. Domestic Violence: Definition, Causes, Facts & History

This lesson will provide the definition for domestic violence. It will also explore the history, causes, and facts about domestic violence. A short quiz on the subject matter will follow the lesson.

US Gang Violence: Facts, Causes & History

7. US Gang Violence: Facts, Causes & History

This lesson will examine the topic of gang violence in the United States by looking at the facts, causes, and history surrounding this criminal problem.

Abusive Relationships Lesson Plan

8. Abusive Relationships Lesson Plan

What are the hallmarks of an abusive relationship? This lesson plan uses a text lesson to outline key facts about abusive relationships for students. An activity is geared toward creating awareness.

Abusive Relationships: Causes, Consequences & Prevention

9. Abusive Relationships: Causes, Consequences & Prevention

In this lesson, we will look at why abusive relationships occur, what can happen as a result of them, and ways to prevent becoming a victim of an abusive relationship.

Domestic Violence Education Activities

10. Domestic Violence Education Activities

Teaching students about domestic violence is a really important part of facilitating their holistic development, but it is definitely not easy. This lesson offers some activities that will help students understand domestic violence.

Domestic Violence Education in Schools

11. Domestic Violence Education in Schools

In this lesson, we will discuss domestic violence prevention education and intervention programming in schools. We will consider the various differences in approach as students age through schooling.

Domestic Violence Education for Teens

12. Domestic Violence Education for Teens

In this lesson, we will discuss domestic violence as it pertains to teenagers. We will look at types and patterns of teen dating violence, as well as how to help with incidents of domestic violence that a teenager may notice in their own families' or friends' relationships.

Gun Violence Education for Teens

13. Gun Violence Education for Teens

Turning on the nightly news, it becomes apparent that gun violence is a growing problem in our society. In this lesson, learn about education initiatives to help reduce gun violence amongst teens.

Teaching Children About Violence

14. Teaching Children About Violence

In this lesson, we will discuss some basic guidelines for teaching children about violence. These suggestions will include strategies to reassure children that they are safe at school.

Preventing Domestic Violence

15. Preventing Domestic Violence

Domestic violence can kill - it's as simple as that. For this reason, spotting the early warning signs and preventing domestic violence can actually save lives. This lesson will provide information on how to do just that.

How to Report Domestic Violence

16. How to Report Domestic Violence

Domestic violence should be handled by police or other law enforcement personnel, and it is something that should be reported as soon as possible whether you're a victim or a witness.

Verbal Abuse: Definition, Signs & Effects

17. Verbal Abuse: Definition, Signs & Effects

This lesson will focus on verbal abuse. The definition of verbal abuse, warning signs that someone is suffering from verbal abuse, and the effects of this type of abuse will be discussed.

How to Stop Verbal Abuse

18. How to Stop Verbal Abuse

In this lesson, learn to identify instances of verbal abuse, as well as the emotional toll they can have on your psyche. Also, discover ways to stop verbal abuse from happening in your life, which in turn will enhance your friendships and relationships.

How to Deal with Verbal Abuse

19. How to Deal with Verbal Abuse

Verbal abuse can have severe and detrimental impacts on the victim. After defining verbal abuse, strategies on how to deal with this type of abuse will be outlined in this lesson in order to prevent escalation.

Books About Verbal Abuse

20. Books About Verbal Abuse

Verbal abuse can happen at school and at home. Name calling, threats, and shouting are very hurtful and scary. This lesson provides a list of various books for students to understand and deal with verbal abuse.

Books About Emotional Abuse

21. Books About Emotional Abuse

Emotional abuse is a type of abuse that is subtle in hurting people. This lesson discusses books that talk about emotional abuse, its effects, and how to remove or avoid these types of relationships.

Books About Domestic Abuse

22. Books About Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse is violence that happens between family, spouses, and partners, which kids can unfortunately experience. This lesson provides a variety of books to help discuss these topics with teens, in hopes of opening up lines of communication.

Teacher Safety in Schools

23. Teacher Safety in Schools

In this lesson, we will talk about maintaining teacher safety amid growing incidents of violence against them at school. We will discuss the types and prevalence of violations of teacher safety at school and some possible sources for support.

Types of Violence Against Teachers

24. Types of Violence Against Teachers

We hear a lot about violence in schools, but not as much about violence specifically directed towards teachers. This lesson will discuss the types of violence directed towards teachers and what can be done to prevent this from occurring.

Effects of School Violence on Students

25. Effects of School Violence on Students

It seems that the media is constantly reporting on violent incidents in schools. This lesson will discuss the effects school violence has on students both physically and emotionally. The impact on learning will also be examined.

How to Report a Teacher for Harassment

26. How to Report a Teacher for Harassment

What to do if a teacher is harassing you? Unfortunately, harassment is rarely reported because students or teachers do not know how to go about it. Continue reading to learn this procedure and some tips to make your case stronger.

Teacher Harassment by a Parent

27. Teacher Harassment by a Parent

Teachers come in contact with parents on a daily basis. But what should you do when a parent gets angry and unreasonable and begins harassing you? This lesson will explore harassment by parents and steps to take to help protect yourself.

Teacher Harassment by Administration

28. Teacher Harassment by Administration

Sometimes the administration at a school may indirectly harass a teacher. In this lesson, we will go through examples and investigate what causes this type of harassment.

Books About Sexual Harassment

29. Books About Sexual Harassment

As students mature, sometimes they don't realize the line between flirting and sexual harassment. This lesson provides a variety of reading for students to learn about sexual harassment in a relatable way.

The Glass Castle Unit Plan

30. The Glass Castle Unit Plan

'The Glass Castle,' a work of creative non-fiction by author Jeannette Walls, recounts experiences from her difficult childhood. This unit plan will help you guide high school students through this memoir's mature themes and colorful language.

The Glass Castle Discussion Questions

31. The Glass Castle Discussion Questions

'The Glass Castle' by Jeannette Walls is a memoir of the author's upbringing and adult life. Use these discussion questions to guide your students through a comprehensive analysis of the main character and the themes of the novel.

Breathing Underwater Novel Lesson Plan

32. Breathing Underwater Novel Lesson Plan

Help students gain a deeper understanding of the novel 'Breathing Underwater' with this lesson plan. Two text lessons guide students through active reading strategies before, during and after reading. Engaging activities and quizzes round out this plan.

Breathing Underwater: Book Summary & Themes

33. Breathing Underwater: Book Summary & Themes

'Breathing Underwater' is a contemporary young adult novel telling the story of Nick and Caitlin and their volatile relationship. In this lesson, learn how Nick discovers that one negative action springing from his own abuse and fear can change everything and cause pain for all involved.

Breathing Underwater: Book Characters & Quotes

34. Breathing Underwater: Book Characters & Quotes

In this lesson, we will get to know the characters in Alex Flinn's novel 'Breathing Underwater.' We will explore quotes from the novel while learning about 16-year-old Nick Andreas, his strained relationship with girlfriend, Caitlin, and their clique.

A Child Called It Lesson Plan

35. A Child Called It Lesson Plan

Boost comprehension of 'A Child Called It' by David Pelzer with this lesson plan. Students will read a lesson summarizing key plot points, discuss and analyze content, then apply their newfound knowledge to a culminating activity.

A Child Called It: Book Summary

36. A Child Called It: Book Summary

Throughout this lesson, we'll explore the dark and traumatizing true life of David Pelzer in the memoir entitled, 'A Child Called It'. Through this summary, we'll come to understand the horrific physical and emotional pain he endured during his childhood at the hands of his own mother.

A Child Called 'It' Activities

37. A Child Called 'It' Activities

Students will confirm their understanding of the impact of child abuse and specific details about the storyline after completing these activities based on 'A Child Called It' by Dave Pelzer.

A Child Called It Discussion Questions

38. A Child Called It Discussion Questions

'A Child Called It' by Dave Pelzer is a bestselling autobiography about a horrific child abuse case. This lesson will guide classroom discussions about this book.

My Secret Sister Discussion Questions

39. My Secret Sister Discussion Questions

''My Secret Sister'' is an autobiography about sisters separated near birth who reconnect decades later. These questions can help facilitate a class discussion on the book's content, themes, and structure.

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