The Sandlot

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What's it like to be the new kid in town? A short activity, 15th in a series of 17 character-building lessons, focuses on the challenges new pupils face. After viewing a clip from the film The Sandlot, discussion groups talk about ways to prevent bullying, especially of new classmates.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Before breaking into groups, have learners that have moved share their experiences with the class
  • Adding your own personal new kid story is a great way to build stronger relationships with your students
Classroom Considerations

  • Read a bit of the introductory materials to the class, so they understand the main character's situation before they watch the clip
Pros

  • Group planning activity at the end of the lesson is very meaningful for raising awareness of this type of bullying
  • Questions focus on the emotional component of trying to fit in when you are new, making the lesson more impactful
Cons

  • None
Common Core