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

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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 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 KNOWLEDGE

  • Read aloud the description on the Cyberbullying topic page.
  • 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 and ASSESS 

Students take the Cyberbullying Challenge and Quiz, applying essential literacy skills while demonstrating what they learned about this topic.

Step 4: EXTEND and DEEPEN

Students express what they learned about cyberbullying 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: Produce a PSA about the issue of cyberbullying that answers this question: What are 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. 
  • Primary Source Activity: Read the article and cite details to answer the questions.

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Lesson Plan Common Core State Standards Alignments

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