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The We Will Generation

Students Leading The Bullying Prevention Movement

The WE WILL Curriculum

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A free on-line, student-to-student curriculum designed for high school student leaders to engage, educate and inspire other middle and high school students to be a part of The We Will Generation. PACER is offering schools the opportunity to participate in piloting the curriculum. Pilots will be provided with assistance including webinars, staff availability for questions, evaluations, and other resources. Pilots can be initiated any time after November 2013. To sign up for this opportunity, complete the registration form, and follow the instructions to access the lessons, activities, video, advice features and other resources.

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Curriculum Design

Lesson Topics:

The curriculum starts by exploring the dynamics of bullying, then leads students towards thinking about how differences and diversity impact our behavior. The last three lessons focus on helping students think through their options of how to respond when faced with a bullying situation.

Lesson 1: Definition – Developing an understanding of the dynamics of bullying in your school, community and online.

Lesson 2: Individuality – Respecting differences and everyone’s right to be who they are.

Lesson 3: Being There – Learning ways in which students can reach out to their peers.

Lesson 4: Build Them Up – Sharing ideas about how students can show that everyone matters.

Lesson 5: Turn a 180 – Learning how to move a situation from a negative into a positive.

Capstone Activity – Celebrating the completion of the curriculum.

Lesson Structure:

Preparation – Background information (bullet points) will be provided, along with an overview of the lesson and the materials required, talking points for use during the lesson, tips on sharing your story, and an activity (such as a worksheet) to illustrate the topic

Discussion Opportunities with Worksheet or Handout – Provides opportunities to be interactive and directly engage the audience through their opinions, ideas and strategies.

Video with Reflection Questions & Discussion – A short, student-created video (usually less than 5 minutes) will be shown. Discussion questions, most developed by the creator of the video, accompany the video either through a handout or group discussion.

Activity – Students will have the opportunity to put what they learned into action through an activity and the creation of a visual display for the classroom.

We Will Pledge – Students create a pledge that incorporates and reflects the values of their school and community.

Student Advice – Student-sourced advice will be posted online. Students will help build content through crowdsourcing, which ensures that they actively contribute to the creation of resources.

Goals of the WE WILL GENERATION

Messages of the WE WILL GENERATION

Respect Differences – Each student has the right to their individuality. Through differences we are stronger.

Unite Together – When we stand together we are stronger than when we stand alone. Our common bond is that we all have something to offer.

Take Action – There are opportunities to help those who are struggling. There is power in kindness and building people up.

Safe and Supportive School Climate

A student-to-student program is one element of a successful plan to address bullying. A student focused program should be supported with other initiatives that include:

For more information on creating a safe school climate, visit StopBullying.gov