Lesson Plans To Prevent Bias-Based Bullying in School
With these easy to use lesson plans help your students discuss the kinds of bullying that they really see and hear at school. Help prevent bullying and welcome all students.
All HRC Welcoming Schools lessons are aligned with the Common Core Standards.
This lesson offers an opportunity to build a classroom community. Students will read and discuss the book The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi. Then, students will have a chance to share and learn about their names by creating a name art project. [K - 3]
This lesson helps students really look at what makes a person (or a potato) an individual beyond stereotypes. [3 – 6]
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]
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]
Here's a fun activity for the beginning of the school year to foster connections between students. [3 - 6]
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]
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]