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Bystander by Mind Map: Bystander

1. Curriculum Strands

1.1. Oral Communication

1.1.1. "Making Inferences/Interpreting Texts"

1.1.2. "Extending Understanding"

1.2. Reading

1.2.1. "Reading for Meaning"

1.2.2. "Reading with Fluency"

1.3. Writing

1.3.1. "Developing/Organizing Ideas"

1.3.2. "Voice"

1.3.3. "Word Choice"

1.4. Media Literacy

1.4.1. "Responding to and Evaluating Texts"


2. Hooks

2.1. YouTube clips




2.1.4. "Pink Shirt Day"

3. "All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent."


3.2. the ESSENCE of the Bystander: Write this quote front and centre on the board!

3.3. "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."

4. Activities


4.1.1. Go home and search for a video or documentary video clip or website or PSA or campaign or PowerPoint Presentation or essay or project or song or advertisement – any of a multitude of available media (videos, songs, clips, etc. under 5 minutes long) that has to do with bullying, and the role of the bystander in particular: email me the link to the media along with a 4-5 sentence paragraph offering your reflections on why your choice of media speaks to you personally about the topic of bullying and bystanders.

4.2. "Reading Sandwich" (adapted)

4.2.1. Bully, Victim, Bystander

4.2.2. Finish the introduction: “The first time Eric Hayes ever saw him, David Hallenback was running…”

4.2.3. Brainstorm words, phrases, definitions, characteristics, ideas, and predictions pertaining to your role.

4.2.4. Write 3-5 sentences that finish the opening sentence and/or the introductory paragraph to the book, "Bystander"

4.3. Chapter 4: "Fresh"

4.3.1. Each student has a Reading Circle role (eg. Illuminator, Connnector, Summarizer, Word Watcher, Predictions) and reads chapter 4 for homework with that in mind.

4.4. Video/PSA

4.4.1. Students search and select a 2-3 minute video clip related to bullying/bystander

4.4.2. One paragraph reflection on how it relates to a) "Bystander and b) their own lives and personal experience(s)

5. Literature/Reading Cirlces

5.1. Predicting, Connecting, Synthesizing, Summarizing, Inferring, Questions

5.2. "Reader Response"

5.3. "Guided Reading"

5.3.1. Chapter 3: "Joking" Students take one of the five (5) roles and take turns reading aloud in groups and presenting their thoughts as they pertain to their role at the end of the chapter

5.4. Read aloud:

5.4.1. student volunteers

5.4.2. teacher reads

6. Mind Map

6.1. Bully

6.2. Victim

6.3. Bystander

6.4. *(Use MindMeister to create a mind map for these related terms)