Bully Free Lesson Plans—Eighth Grade

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Middle schoolers are likely very familiar with the concept of bullying and cliques. Discuss their experiences and brainstorm ways to handle peer conflict and feelings of exclusion with a poem that focuses on bullying, and a second lesson that prompts group members to think about the cliques in their school.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use in a health class when focusing on peer relationships
  • Encourage learners to expand their journal entry into a longer narrative essay
  • Host an honest discussion about class members' experiences with cliques
Classroom Considerations
  • Consists of one sample lesson from a longer series, which is available at the publisher's website 
  • The difference between good and bad cliques may be more nuanced than class members can articulate
  • Versatile for use in multiple classes and grades
  • Come with the necessary handouts
  • Connects language arts skills with topics that are relevant to teens
  • None