Activity 7: Under Pressure
Year Level: Years 6/7 – 8/9
Description: The activities in this section focus on aspects of bullying; actions that lead to bullying, attitudes that condone bullying and the consequences of bullying. It characterises people who bully and asks students to develop strategies to deal with bullies.
Curriculum Study Areas: English, The Arts (Media), SOSE, Health and Physical Education, Personal and Social Capability
Personal and social capability:
English and Media studies:
asking for help
coping with challenges
identity and individuality
appropriate and effective communication
signs, codes and conventions
- Examine how issues of bullying and peer pressure are portrayed and dealt with in Lockie Leonard.
- Analyse behavioural traits of bullies and their victims.
- Deconstruct how the producers promote the stereotypical 'bully' and a situational genre.
- Develop and evaluate strategies for dealing with bullying behaviour.
Teaching and Learning Activities: Each strand contains activities organised in two main components:
- the 'discussing' component: students will use individual and group talk to come to understandings about the issues and characters and to explore the significance of those understandings (e.g. for their own lives).
- the 'doing' component: students will use their understandings and explorations in order to do something – for example, perform or tell a story, create a product, transform some aspect of the series.
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