BULLYING AND CONFLICT 1 HOUR 30 MINS SESSION CURRICULUM FOR EXCELLENCE OUTCOME
SESSION OUTCOMES Young people will: • Identify bullying and conflict and understand the difference • Identify types of bullying • Identify methods to deal with bullying and conflict • Develop and awareness of feelings in ourselves and others CURRICULUM LEVEL Third RESOURCES Young Scot www.youngscot.org TES Venn diagram example worksheet
MATERIALS • •
Flash cards Bystander scenarios
SESSION CONTENT INTRODUCTION TIME: 10MINS • • • •
Class to be split in half One side of the class to discuss what is meant by ‘Bullying’ and what is meant by ‘Conflict’ in pairs Teacher/Youth worker to draw a Venn diagram on the board (see worksheet 1 for example of a Venn diagram) to see similarities/overlaps Feedback from each group (ask at least three people from each group for their answers)
ACTIVITY ONE TIME: 1 HOUR
In pairs, class to complete the card sorting activity discussing placing each example of bullying in order of which they believe is the worst and consider why they have decided on that order. Now ask each pair to write two columns in their exercise books one headed ‘Conflict’ and one headed ’Bullying’. Ask each pair to write each of the flashcards under each heading.
Activity two – Reacting to bullying Still in pairs, look at the bystander labels and ask pupils to put the labels in order from what they would be most likely to do if bullied to least likely. Discuss if groups came up with similar answers and explore whether their answers are realistic and appropriate. Discuss consequences of taking those actions.
Activity two – Reacting to conflict • Repeat the above activity, using the Conflict labels. Highlight the different EVALUATION approaches from the previous activity – i.e. you would deal with conflict differently TIME: 20MINS •
Makes some space in the room and inform the young people that you will be reading out a number of statements and they have to decide whether they agree with the statement, disagree or are not sure. Stress that there are no right or wrong answers. If they agree they need to stand at one end of the room, disagree the other end and if they are not sure they should stand in the middle. Read the statements aloud giving time for the young people to decide and ask a few young people their decisions and why. ‘If I were bullied I would tell a teacher’ ‘Hitting someone back isn’t bullying’ ‘If someone called me a name, the best thing to do is call them one back’ ‘If I had an argument with someone the best thing to do is to talk it out with
SUMMARY Where to go for further information: • Young Scot www.youngscot.org
Bullying and Conflict Lesson plan for Scottish Schools