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

This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic Cyberbullying, and supports the standard of identifying and describing unsafe actions online. Students demonstrate understanding through a variety of creative projects.


Step 1: ACTIVATE PRIOR KNOWLEDGE

Display this image from the movie (time code: 0:53): 

Ask: 

  • How do you think this text makes Moby feel?
  • Do you think this is cyberbullying? Why or why not? 

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 three 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: Produce a PSA about the issue of cyberbullying and that describes different strategies to deal with cyberbullies safely. 
  • Make-a-Map: Make a concept map identifying different strategies to solve the problem of cyberbullying. 
  • Creative Coding: Code a conversation where a character explains how to respond to a cyberbullying situation. 

Step 4: REFLECT & ASSESS 

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

  • How could you help a friend who is experiencing cyberbullying?
  • What can you do to make sure that you aren’t cyberbullying someone else?

Assess: Wrap up the lesson with the Cyberbullying Challenge

Step 5:  EXTEND LEARNING

Continue to build understanding around digital citizenship with BrainPOP’s Digital Citizenship topics, games, and teacher resources. 

Support students’ social emotional growth with BrainPOP’s CASEL aligned Social Emotional Learning themed collection.

Lesson Plan Common Core State Standards Alignments

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