Bullying Reality Quiz

Students Learn About School Violence, Bullying and Conflict Resolution

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Grade Levels: 6-8, 9-12

 

Objectives
Students will:

  • learn about school violence by taking an interactive quiz,
  • create their own quiz by brainstorming questions about bullying, and
  • research online and print resources to find the answers to the questions they brainstormed.

Keywords
school violence, bullying, conflict resolution

 

Materials Needed

Procedure

  1. Invite students to take the School Violence Reality Check Quiz online, or print and distribute the School Violence Reality Check Quiz Worksheet.
    (Answers to the School Violence Reality Check Quiz: 1. a, 2. c, 3. b, 4. a, 5. c.)
  2. Provide students with the following definition of bullying: Bullying consists of ongoing threats, physical attacks, words, gestures, or social exclusion directed at a student or students by a student or group of students who are older, bigger, or more powerful.
  3. Brainstorm with students a list of fact-based questions they have about bullying. Students might want to know, for example, the percentage of students who are bullied, the percentage of suicides that are blamed on bullying, the number of incidents of school violence that are the result of bullying, the percentage of bullies who commit violent crimes as adults, the percentage of schools that have anti-bully programs, and so on.
  4. Select five to ten of the most important questions, arrange students in pairs or small groups, and ask each group to research print or online resources to find the answer to its assigned question.
  5. Combine the questions into a quiz, either online or in print, and invite students to take the quiz.

Assessment

Evaluate students on the relevance of their questions and the correctness of their answers.

 

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