Above Between Below

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Dates: October 2 - November 20, 2018
Grade Level: 6th - 8th
Assembly Time: 1 Hour
Venue: gym, cafeteria, auditorium, etc

Have you ever sent a text message you instantly regretted but couldn’t take back? Posted a hilariously embarrassing video of your friend on Instagram, only to have them get really mad? Found out people were spreading nasty rumors about you and felt helpless to do anything about it?

Created specifically for a middle school audience, Above Between Below allows young people to observe the shifting status of bully, bullied, and bystander. The program features a school-wide performance, a post-show facilitated discussion, and optional classroom workshops.

Predominant messages include...

  • Actions can have unintended consequences.

  • Bullying is a behavior, not an identity.

  • Social media can be used as a tool for wide-scale gossip and public shaming.

  • People can be on both the giving and receiving end of bullying behaviors in different situations.

  • Everyone needs to take personal responsibility for their own power to harm or help others.


Above Between Below Workshop
Grade Level: 6th - 8th
Workshop Time: 45 minutes for each session; four sessions total
Venue: individual classrooms of 10-30 students
These workshop do not need to be scheduled on the same week as the performance.

Description: This workshop series invites students to identify their personal values and explore strategies to put those values into practice- both online and off. Teaching artists will use theatre-based activities, writing prompts, and group discussions to engage multiple learning styles and provide students with a variety of entry points. Students will explore skills related to conflict resolution, self-management, perspective-taking, and media-literacy topics, including identity, privacy, and ways to contribute to a healthy online community. 

Important Scheduling Note: In this workshop series, our Teaching Artist team visits each participant of the series FOUR times on FOUR DIFFERENT DAYS. Our Teaching Artist team can teach up to five 45-minute lessons per day, with a minimum of five minutes in between classes to reset. Because of this, if you have a larger school, you will need to limit the total number of students who receive the workshop to approximately 150 (depending on class size). Also note that we cannot amend the workshop to one, two, or three days. A sample schedule might look like this:

Tuesday, October 9: Workshop 1 of 4
8:30-9:15 - Teacher A, 6th Grade, 25 Students
9:20-10:05 - Teacher B, 6th Grade, 30 Students
10:10-10:55 - Teacher C, 5th Grade, 28 Students
1:00-1:45 - Teacher D, 6th Grade, 24 Students
1:55-2:40 - Teacher E, 6th Grade, 30 Students

Tuesday, October 16: Workshop 2 of 4
8:30-9:15 - Teacher A, 6th Grade, 25 Students (the same students as the session before!)
9:20-10:05 - Teacher B, 6th Grade, 30 Students (the same students as the session before!)
10:10-10:55 - Teacher C, 5th Grade, 28 Students (the same students as the session before!)
1:00-1:45 - Teacher D, 6th Grade, 24 Students (the same students as the session before!)
1:55-2:40 - Teacher E, 6th Grade, 31 Students (the same students as the session before!)

Tuesday, October 23: Workshop 3 of 4
8:30-9:15 - Teacher A, 6th Grade, 25 Students (the same students…)
9:20-10:05 - Teacher B, 6th Grade, 30 Students (the same students…)
10:10-10:55 - Teacher C, 5th Grade, 28 Students (the same students…)
1:00-1:45 - Teacher D, 6th Grade, 24 Students (the same students…)
1:55-2:40 - Teacher E, 6th Grade, 31 Students (the same students…)

Tuesday, October 30: Workshop 4 of 4
8:30-9:15 - Teacher A, 6th Grade, 25 Students (the same students…)
9:20-10:05 - Teacher B, 6th Grade, 30 Students (the same students…)
10:10-10:55 - Teacher C, 5th Grade, 28 Students (the same students…)
1:00-1:45 - Teacher D, 6th Grade, 24 Students (the same students…)
1:55-2:40 - Teacher E, 6th Grade, 31 Students (the same students…)

We know how incredibly tricky scheduling can be at the middle school level! Please feel free to give Kerry Ryan, our Administrative Director, a call at (503) 467-0550 to help work out logistics.


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OREGON HEALTH EDUCATION STANDARDS AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

6TH GRADE

HE.1.6.28 Identify how forms of bullying, cyberbullying, harassment, discrimination, and violence can affect health and safety.

HE.1.6.30 Identify situations and behaviors that constitute bullying, sexual harassment, sexual abuse, sexual assault, incest, rape, stalking, domestic violence, and dating violence.

HE.6.6.5 Create a goal to prevent or stop violence (bullying) and outline appropriate behaviors when using technology (cyberbullying).

HE.6.6.9 Set a personal goal to prevent and reduce interpersonal violence (physical, verbal, emotional and sexual violence).

HE.8.6.5 Describe how to influence and support others to make positive health choices in creating an environment that is free of substances, has safe and nutritious food, has safe places for physical activity, is free of environmental toxins and is free of violence and bullying.

7TH GRADE

HE.1.7.30 Explain how forms of bullying, cyberbullying, harassment, discrimination, and violence can affect health and safety.

HE.1.7.32 Define situations and behaviors that constitute bullying, sexual harassment, sexual abuse, sexual assault, incest, rape, stalking, domestic violence, and dating violence.

HE.6.7.5 Create and analyze a goal to prevent or stop violence (bullying) and outline appropriate behaviors when using technology (cyberbullying).

HE.6.7.9 Through the goal setting process, create and analyze ways to prevent and reduce interpersonal violence (physical, verbal, emotional and sexual violence).

HE.8.7.5 Demonstrate how to influence and support others to make positive health choices that is free of substances, has safe and nutritious food, has safe places for physical activity, is free of environmental toxins and is free of violence and bullying.

8TH GRADE

HE.1.8.30 Assess how forms of bullying, cyberbullying, harassment, discrimination, and violence can affect health and safety.

HE.1.8.32 Discuss situations and behaviors that constitute bullying, sexual harassment, sexual abuse, sexual assault, incest, rape, stalking, domestic violence, and dating violence.

HE.6.8.5 Create a goal and practice methods to prevent or stop violence (bullying) and outline appropriate behaviors when using technology (cyberbullying).

HE.6.8.9 Develop a goal and practice methods to prevent and reduce interpersonal violence (physical, verbal, emotional and sexual violence).

HE.8.8.4 Advocate for a safe environment, including one that is free of substances, has safe and nutritious food, has safe places for physical activity, is free of environmental toxins and is free of violence and bullying.

OREGON ARTS STANDARDS

6TH GRADE

TH.10.CO1.8 Examine a community issue through multiple perspectives in a drama/theatre work.

7TH GRADE

TH.1.CR1.7 3. Envision and describe a scripted or improvised character’s inner thoughts and objectives in a drama/theatre work.

8TH GRADE

Th.10.CO1.6 1. Explain how the actions and motivations of characters in a drama/theatre work impact perspectives of a community or culture.