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Red: NCSS notable trade book lesson plan

Cynthia Sunal (Department of Curriculum and Instruction, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA)
Oluseyi Matthew Odebiyi (Department of Curriculum and Instruction, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA)

Social Studies Research and Practice

ISSN: 1933-5415

Publication date: 23 May 2017

Abstract

Purpose

This early grades lesson for ages 4-7 explores the concept of bullying, focusing on its occurrence among students in day-to-day school experiences. The purpose of this paper is to depict typical bullying occurring in school, for example, during peer play using the book Red as a resource.

Design/methodology/approach

The story line describes bullying and how one’s actions can contribute to promoting and to preventing bullying.

Findings

The story line describes bullying and how one’s actions can contribute to promoting and to preventing bullying.

Practical implications

The lesson sequence builds awareness of the consequences of bullying and how to deal with bullying when it occurs. The focus is on non-aggressive, non-provoking, active approaches to responding to bullying.

Originality/value

The aim is to help students develop anti-bullying behaviors and to make school a safe place for every student.

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Citation

Sunal, C. and Odebiyi, O.M. (2017), "Red: NCSS notable trade book lesson plan", Social Studies Research and Practice, Vol. 12 No. 1, pp. 22-30. https://doi.org/10.1108/SSRP-03-2017-0002

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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