Lesson Plan : Stop the Violence

Teacher Name:
 Rick Kaiser
 Grade 9-10
 PE and Health

  Violence in schools.
 violent nonviolent media
 Students will be able to recognize and explain that violence is learned and often carried out through the media. Students will also be able to identify nonviolent scenarios and be able to reconstruct a violent situation into a nonviolent situation.
 TLW view television shows taking note of violent episodes. TLW record the type and number of violent episodes noted. TLW determine which was the most violent episode and justify their reason for their choice. TLW revise the violent scenario into a nonviolent one.
 television, worksheet, pens or pencils
 The activity begins by assigning students to watch television shows one evening looking specifically for violence that is depicted in the shows that are viewed.
 The teacher shares the violence observed on a show he/she watched the evening before. Then share how that scene could have been rewritten in a nonviolent way.
 Ask students to share the name of the show they watched, how many violent scenes they recorded, and what violence was observed. As a class determine which scene was the most violent.
 Students might work in pairs or small groups. Students can read their scenes or act them out.
Checking For Understanding:
 Have students share their nonviolent scenes using their method of choice (read or act out).
 Ask students to respond to the question, "How does violence on TV affect students in our schools?" This could be written or verbal discussion.
 Key indicators: The student has a clear understanding of violence and implements the term well. The student participates in discussions. The student completes the rewrite with clear understanding of nonviolence.

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