Lessons Plans – Bullying

Bullying and Human Rights Newsletter
Source:  The Advocates for Human Rights
Provides lesson plans, prevention ideas, resources, bibliography, and other tools to address bullying.
Grade Level: elementary – high school
Subject Area: social studies, all-school activity


Bullying Tips for Students
Source:  Teaching Tolerance
Suggestions for what kids can do when bullying occurs. Written for students being bullied, students who witness bullying, and the bullies themselves.
Grade Level: middle – high school
Subject Area: all-school activity


Cyberbullying: Effects on Teens across the Nation
Source: The Gov, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions
Uses news videos to prompt analysis of the impact of cyber bullying and evaluation of different ways to address it. Prompts personal and persuasive writing. 
Grade Level: middle – high school
Subject Area: language arts


Cyberbullying: Understanding and Addressing On-line Cruelty
Source: Anti-Defamation League’s A World of Difference Institute, 2008
Provides educators with the tools to increase awareness about the problem of cyberbullying with age-appropriate information and skills that encourage youth to think critically about Internet communication, develop empathy for others, respond constructively to cyberbullying,and online aggression, and interact safely on the Internet.
Grade Level: elementary – high school, educators
Subject Area: social studies, all-school activity


Gender Doesn’t Limit You
Source:  Teaching Tolerance
Each lesson addresses a different form of gender bullying: peer exclusion, role exclusion, teasing about gendered activities, biased judgments, gendered beliefs, highlighting gender.
Grade Levels: middle – high school
Subject Area: social studies, school-climate


How to Be Bully Free Workbook: Word Searches, Mazes, What-ifs, and Other Fun Activities for Kids

Source: Free Spirit.
Based on The Bully Free Classroom, this hands-on workbook is full of engaging activities that help kids recognize bullying behaviors, understand that bullying is not acceptable, respond appropriately if they are bullied, know what to do when others are bullied, and more. May be used as a stand-alone, as a companion to the book, or as part of an anti-bullying effort already in place in a classroom, school, district, or youth group.
Grade Level: elementary – high school, educators
Subject Area: social studies, all-school activity


Identity Based Bullying
Source: Anti-Defamation League
Helps students define and understand identity-based bullying, reflect on experiences they have had, analyze scenarios, and come up with potential solutions.
Grade Level: elementary
Subject Area: social studies


Making Decisions: Ally or Bystander
Source: Welcoming Schools
Explores what it means to be an ally and explores possible interventions into bullying, harassment, and name-calling.
Grade Level: upper elementary – middle school
Subject Area: Social studies, all-school activity


Name Calling and Feeling Safe in School

Source: Welcoming Schools
Helps students take responsibility for creating a safe school environment for everyone.
Grade Level: lower elementary
Subject Area: Social studies, all-school activity


Not in Our School
Source: Not in Our Town
Uses video, lesson plans, and storytelling to inspire young people to speak out against bullying and harassment.
Grade Level: middle – high school
Subject Area: school climate


Ready, Set, Respect! Elementary Toolkit
Source: GLSEN, National Association of Elementary School Principals, National Association for the Education of Young Children
Lessons focus on name-calling, bullying and bias, LGBT-inclusive family diversity, and gender roles and diversity. Designed to be used as either stand-alone lessons or as part of a school-wide anti-bias or bullying prevention program.
Grade Level: elementary
Subject Area: all school activities


Words That Hurt and Words That Heal

Source: Welcoming Schools
Encourages students to consider the importance of their words and actions and how they can be allies to others.
Grade Level: lower elementary
Subject Area: Social studies, all-school activity