Lesson Plans To Prevent Bias-Based Bullying in School
Most bullying in school comes from bias, prejudice, and stereotypes whether it is based on gender, race or religion. Help your students discuss the kinds of bullying that they really see and hear, prevent bullying and welcome all students in your classroom and school.
All HRC Welcoming Schools lessons are aligned with the Common Core Standards.
This lesson helps students really look at what makes a person (or a potato) an individual beyond stereotypes. [3 – 6]
Explore the concept of ally behavior with students. Then, each student will draw a cartoon version of themselves that embodies non-violent superpowers to help others in their school or to solve a problem in the world. [K - 5]
Students will work together to create a visual representation of their community with artistic hands that represent them individually and collectively. Students will also learn about human skin color variation by looking at the Humanae project by artist Angélica Dass. [K - 5]
The book, PRIDE: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Ron Sanders looks at the hopes that Milk had for LGBTQ people and the Pride flag. Afterwards, students will create an original flag or cape design about their own identities. [3 - 5]
Students engage in activities that help them understand the complexity of identity and name aspects of identity that are important to them and then discuss ways to create a classroom where everyone can share their whole selves without fear of bullying or harassment. [4 - 8]
After an inspiring video about Marley Dias the #1000BlackGirlBooks project, students will look at characters in a selection of classroom books. They will look to see if characters represent their identities or not and reflecting on how that might make them feel. [3 - 5]
Here's a fun activity for the beginning of the school year to foster connections between students. [3 - 6]