Above Between Below

Dates: October 9 - December 15, 2017
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.

Anti-Bullying Workshop
Grade Level: 6th - 8th
Workshop Time: 45 minutes
Venue: individual classrooms of 15-35 students
This workshop does not need to be scheduled on the same day as the performance.

Description: In this workshop, students will learn the difference between teasing and bullying, identify the characteristics of the three types of bullying, and identify strategies for being an upstander.
 

Anti-Bullying PSA Project
Prerequisite:
Anti-Bullying Workshop
Grade Level: 6th- 8th
Project Time: two 45 minute periods
Venue: individual classrooms of 15-35 students
This workshop series does not need to begin on the same day as the performance.

Description: Through the creation of an anti-bullying PSA, students will deepen their knowledge of ways to create an anti-bullying culture at their school, and support peers who are experiencing bullying. Classes will receive an edited video of their PSAs to share with the school and beyond.


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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.