Grade Levels: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic Bullying and supports students in identifying constructive ways for managing and resolving interpersonal conflicts, such as bullying. Students demonstrate understanding through a variety of  projects.


Invite students to describe situations involving bullying from books or movies.


  • Read aloud the description on the Bullying topic page.
  • Play the Movie, pausing to check for understanding.
  • Assign Related Reading. Have students read one of the following articles: “In Depth” or “Arts and Entertainment”. Partner them with someone who read a different article to share what they learned with each other.

Step 3: APPLY and ASSESS 

Assign the Bullying Challenge and Quiz, prompting students to apply essential literacy skills while demonstrating what they learned about this topic.


Students express what they learned about bullying while practicing essential literacy skills with one or more of the following activities. Differentiate by assigning ones that meet individual student needs. 

  • Make-a-Movie: Create a tutorial that answers this question: How can you support a friend who is being bullied?
  • Make-a-Map: Make a concept map identifying different strategies to try when confronting or witnessing a bullying situation. 
  • Creative Coding: Code a conversation in which one person is being bullied, and another sticks up for them.  
  • Primary Source Activity: Analyze an article about a real-world bullying situation and cite evidence to answer the questions. 

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