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Lesson 15: Taking a Stand Against Violence


This advocacy lesson encourages students to take a stand against violence. They review what they’ve learned about the effects of bullying, fighting and violence in the media and suggest things they can do to support others in preventing and avoiding violence. They learn steps for advocacy and then create a bookmark campaign with messages that educate others about bullying, fighting, media violence, or casual cruelty and put-down humor. They deliver their campaign to other students at their school.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to:

  1. Use advocacy skills to take a stand against violence.

SEL Connection

  • social awareness

Time: 45 minutes

Healthy Behavior Outcomes

  • V-3: Avoid bullying or being a bystander to bullying.
  • V-4: Avoid engaging in violence, including sexual harassment, coercion, exploitation, physical fighting, and rape.

National Health Education Standards

  • Standard 8: Advocacy
  • Performance Indicator 8.5.1: Express opinions and give accurate information about health issues.
  • Performance Indicator 8.5.2: Encourage others to make positive health choices.
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