"In this unit, developed for ADA3M (Dramatic Arts, Grade 11, University/College Preparation), students explore, create self-written scripts and rehearse a series of vignettes as a part of an ensemble that concentrates on bullying in school and the effects bullying has on students= well being. Although this unit focuses on the process involved in developing an original production, there will be a final evaluation post-unit that will entail performance with an invited audience followed with a 10-minute question and answer period."
"Bullying is prevalent in today’s society. Identified students have an increased risk of being involved in bullying over their mainstream counterparts. The Learning Strategies course provides grade 9 students with skills needed to be successful in the school setting. Prevention of bullying in this population will substantially increase these student’s opportunities for success. This unit will provide students with tools needed to recognize bullying, report bullying and prevent themselves from becoming targets of the bully. The unit focuses on the 7 different types of bullying: Physical Bullying, Verbal Bullying, Social Bullying, Threats and Intimidation, Extortion, Cyber Bullying, Sexual Bullying
Students will understand the signs of bullying, ways to prevent bullying and how to deal with incidences of bullying they witness."
"This unit, developed for HSP3M (Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology, Grade 11, University/College Preparation), explores the concept that ‘perception is subjective’ and that altered personal perception shapes an individual’s behaviour and response to others.
By the end of this unit, students will have explored the following key case studies, ideas and theories:
‘Perception is Subjective’ the idea that individual perception is shaped by both physiological and environmental factors.
Agents of socialization such as family, friends, teachers, different cultures, communities, and mass media shape our worldview and therefore shape our behaviour specifically in relation to stereotypes, discrimination and bullying.
Sociological theories such as Thomas Cooley’s ‘The Looking Glass Self’ regarding how self-perception alters behaviour.
How groups conform to behaviour dictated by the authority figures.
The exploration of the bystander effect (also known as bystander apathy) through case studies of Kitty Genovese and Reginald Denny.
Types of discriminatory behaviour and their impact on groups and individuals in society.
Different types of bullying such as physical, relational and cyber bullying and their impact on individuals.
The unit summative activity brings together key concepts for the creation of either an anti-discrimination ad or an anti-bullying workshop."
"In this lesson, students consider how difficult and complicated it can sometimes be to do the right thing. Students are asked to consider whether they agree with a number of widely-held moral principles and then are asked to consider a moral dilemma in which a number of moral principles are in conflict, reflecting on how their view of it may change based on the details of the scenario. They then explore the idea of weighing different moral principles against one another and develop their own moral dilemmas. Finally, students learn practical tools for deciding how best to intervene when they witness cyberbullying and apply those tools to moral dilemmas relating to cyberbullying."
"In this lesson, students discuss reasons why they might be reluctant to intervene when they witness cyberbullying and identify ways that they can help without making things worse. They then use the interactive tool Impact! How to Make a Difference When You Witness Bullying Online to help them decide how to navigate scenarios relating to being a witness to bullying, and share their experiences to help them understand how important it is to think carefully before you act. Finally, students learn about “decision trees” and other infographics and create an original infographic to communicate what they’ve learned about how to intervene when they witness cyberbullying."
"In this lesson, students explore the verbal and visual cues that we rely on to understand how other people are feeling. They then consider the differences between online and offline communication and discuss how these differences may make it difficult to understand the effect our words and actions have on others online. Students then identify strategies for mitigating these aspects of online communication and apply those strategies to create a media product in which they are used successfully."
This new volume in our popular Best of News in Review series draws on five significant news stories, including Amanda Todd’s tragic death, to explore the impact of social media, the diverse forms bullying can take, and what we can do to stop it. Download teacher resource guides at http://curio.ca/en/guides/.