Jeevan’s Cross-curricular Lesson Plan

Jeevan Mann

EDCP 320

Prof. Steve McGinley

December 1st 2015

Assignment 4: Cross-curricular Lesson


Based on the H.A.C.E (Health & Career Education) lesson I taught my grade 4/5 practicum class on bullying, I would extend the lesson to incorporate PE by having the students create and perform a dance with movements that are associated with the 4 types of bullying: verbal, physical, covert & cyber bullying. I would split the class up into small groups of 4-5, and have them use their bodies to creatively express movements that they consider to be associated with terms that are connected to the 4 types of bullying. Some example of words they could use to express bullying through movement/dance include: teasing, intimidation, excluding others, etc. This lesson would allow students to think critically of what it looks like to be bullied, as well as expressing the emotions involved of bullies, victims, bystanders and oppressors of bullying, while being physically active. The Big Ideas that are tied into my cross-curricular lesson of PE and H.A.C.E. from the new BC curriculum are the following:

Personal choices and social and environmental factors influence our health and well- being.

Developing healthy relationships helps us feel connected, supported, and valued.

My original H.A.C.E. lesson plan on bullying is below.


Lesson #1: Bullying                                                                                                                                 Jeevan Mann
Grade: 4/5                                                                          Subject: H.A.C.E. (Health & Career Education)

Date: Thursday November 5th 2015                           Time: 40 minutes


  • Define bullying & provide students with resources to prevent bullying
Lesson Objectives:

  • Define & differentiate between four types of bullying
  • Identify signs of being bullied
  • Be aware of resources to prevent bullying
How I Will Teach This Assessment

  • Marlene, Marlene, Queen of Mean book by Jane Lynch
  • Paper & pencil for reflections
  • Pre-cut words & envelopes for Sort & Predict activity

  • Read Marlene, Marlene, Queen of Mean by Jane Lynch
-Assessing understanding of bullying through student reflections


Checking understanding of types of bullying (covert, physical, cyber & verbal) from Sort & Predict activity


-Bringing awareness to bullying prevention resources through class discussion

Lesson Overview:


Introduction (5-10 minutes)

Show students Marlene, Marlene, Queen of Mean by Jane Lynch

-Ask what they think story is about

-Read book & after reading, ask:

*What is the message of this story?

-It is never too late for bullies to change their ways

-Sometimes it only takes 1 person to stand up to a bully & make them recognize that they can change their ways & make a positive difference

-Draw attention to Freddie who stood up for the victims and bystanders

*What is a bystander?


Activity #1: Reflection or drawing of bullying (10 minutes)

-Have students draw or write a short reflection on a time they witnessed bullying– as a victim, bully, or bystander (5 minutes)

-Give them option of sharing their drawing/reflection with partner, if they feel comfortable (2 minutes)

-Have a few students share their drawing/reflection with the class (3 minutes)

*Remind students not to give names while sharing their stories


Activity #2: Sort & Predict Activity (5-10 minutes)

-Write names of 4 types of bullying on board & have students guess what each means

-Split students off into pairs & provide each pair with envelope containing 4 types of bullying & associated terms

-Have them organize terms under associated categories & share answers with class


Activity #3: Class brainstorm/discussion on signs of being bullied & bullying prevention (10 minutes)

-Ask students:

*How would you know if you, or someone you know is being bullied?

*What can you do if you are being bullied? Cyberbullied?

*What can you do if a friend is being bullied?


Activity #4: Closing Activity: Pledge to be a friend (5 minutes)

-Have students share what they think we can collectively do as a class to prevent bullying

-Everyone raise their hand and take pledge to be a friend.


Marlene, Marlene, Queen of Mean by Jane Lynch

Adaptations: Any book on bullying can be used as a hook












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