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Preventing bullying

The new girl Focus

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To read and discuss a pictorial scenario that shows tolerance, acceptance and an appreciation of similarities and differences in others

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Teacher information • Through activities to develop appropriate knowledge, attitudes and behaviours, teachers of young students can help them to prevent bullying. One method is to assist students to accept and appreciate physical, cultural and attitudinal differences. Students have the right to be valued for their individuality, including race, gender, culture, and physical and intellectual differences. No-one has the right to bully others because they look different, speak differently or do different things.

1. Min’s family had moved from Korea.

2. Yes

3. (a) Ella said Min spoke English very well. (b) Yoshi said Min’s accent was nice.

4. A Korean dumpling called ‘mandoo’.

5. (a) Yoshi said it looked ‘yum’. (b) He thought it smelt good. (c) The second boy agreed with the first boy.

6. He said ‘See you tomorrow’.

7. Answers should indicate that Min would want to come to school as everyone was nice to her.

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Introduction

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• The pictorial scenario on page 75 is about a class’s positive interaction with a new girl, Min, who has come from a foreign country. The teacher and students are warm and welcoming to her. Nothing negative is said about her different appearance, accent, mistakes she makes in grammar when speaking English or the different food she has brought to school. Students such as Min can be a target for bullying because of their different race or culture. The aim of this activity is for the students to demonstrate acceptance of others different from them. Discussing the text

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Supporting activities

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• Refer to pages x-xii for further information.

• Students take turns role-playing the different characters in the scenario. • Celebrate the uniqueness of different cultures by holding multicultural lunches, visits by parents or grandparents of students in the class who come from a different country and learning about different cultural holidays and celebrations.

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• Why does Min have an accent? (Because she comes from Korea) • Why does she make mistakes with her grammar? (She’s still learning to speak English properly.)

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• Are the students tolerant (understanding of differences) of each other? How do you know this? (Yes. They don’t say anything bad about her way of speaking or her unusual lunch etc.) • Sometimes people say nasty things about others because they look, sound or act differently. What do you think about this? (Guide the discussion so the children identify that because someone looks, sounds or acts differently is no reason to say nasty things.)

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• Are the students in the school used to having children from other countries? Why/Why not? (They are, because the teacher mentions there are other children from foreign countries.)

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The blackline masters cover the following: What is bullying?, Forms of bullying, Cyberbullying, Targets of bullying, Effects of bullying, Wh...