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

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 creative projects.

Step 1: ACTIVATE PRIOR KNOWLEDGE

Invite students to describe situations in books or movies where they’ve seen bullying situations. 

Step 2: BUILD BACKGROUND

  • Read aloud the description below the Movie player.
  • Play the Movie, pausing to check for understanding. 
  • Have students read one of the five Related Reading articles. Partner them with someone who read a different article to share what they learned with each other.

Step 3: APPLY
Students synthesize their ideas and express them through one or more of the following creative projects. They can work individually or collaborate.  

  • Make-a-Movie: Create a tutorial that explains how to 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. 

Step 4: REFLECT & ASSESS 

Reflect: After sharing creative projects with each other, students reflect on what they’ve learned about bullying.  Prompt them by asking questions such as: 

  • How can you recognize a bullying situation? 
  • What can you do if you witness bullying?
  • How can you help a classmate who is being bullied?  

Assess: Wrap up the lesson with the Bullying Challenge

Step 5:  EXTEND LEARNING 

Apply understanding to a real-world bullying situation by analyzing a Primary Source

Continue to support students’ social emotional learning with topics and resources from BrainPOP’s Social Emotional Learning Collection.

Lesson Plan Common Core State Standards Alignments

Comments