Unit Plan

The Anti-bullying Magazine

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Get the word out about friendship, support, and a safe school community with a media literacy lesson about bullying. Young journalists investigate instances of bullying and take descriptive pictures as they compile a magazine to fight against bullying in their school.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use in a journalism class, peer counseling group, or in language arts when discussing different types of writing and publication
  • Publish the edited magazines to distribute to the school during a focus on preventing bullying
Classroom Considerations
  • Examine the teacher's note at the beginning of the lesson for implementing the lesson in a sensitive way
  • Learners should have experience with the writing process
  • Requires digital cameras and access to desktop publishing programs
  • Project is divided into nine parts, but you can modify the schedule based on the needs of your classroom
  • Lesson is applicable to older learners as well as sixth graders
  • When taking pictures that include students, make sure the photos comply with your districts policy and COPPA
Pros
  • Encourages group collaboration and media skills
  • Focuses on a topic that all members of your class will have an opinion about
Cons
  • None
Common Core