8th-The Hundred Dresses

Activity – 8th Grade – Amelia The Hundred Dresses The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes, written in the 1940’s, demonstrates with clarity the roles of the bully, the target (victim) and the bystanders in this social drama. Procedure: Introduce the Readers’...

8th-Tower Building

Activity – 8th Grade – Amelia Tower Building Procedure: Place several foam blocks in bags and include a pad and pencil in each one. Make one bag for each team, making sure there are identical blocks in all bags. Set up the room so that there is a high...

8th-What do you Bring to the Table

Activity – 8th Grade – Amelia What do you Bring to the Table? Procedure:  Put a “runner”, a piece of paper, in the middle of a table or workspace. Inform students that this is representative of a runner on a dining table. Say to students, “What do you...

8th-Olweus’ Bullying Circle

Activity – 8th Grade – Amelia Olweus’ Bullying Circle As a supplemental lesson, the Bullying Circle can be presented to students as a social system. Procedure: Provide each student with a copy of The Bullying Circle. Explain the diagram by discussing...

8th-Amelia’s Approaches to Keeping the Peace

Activity – 8th Grade – Amelia Amelia’s Approaches to Keeping the Peace Procedures  Give each student the Amelia’s Approaches to Keeping the Peace worksheet. Go over the 4 approaches with students in a large TEAM. Break students into small TEAMs and...