Awareness. Education. Prevention.
Now that you have become aware of the problem that bullying presents in schools, this WebQuest will help you begin to educate yourself about what exactly bullying is and how we can prevent it. After "completing" this WebQuest by viewing all the included material on the Process page, you will be able to: (1) define bullying, (2) create a plan for handling bullying situations, and (3) write and illustrate a narrative picture book about bullying that we will share with our younger reading buddies at Desert Meadows. Your book is how we will reach out to other students to teach them how to deal with (and ideally prevent) bullying.
Throughout this two-week WebQuest unit you will be journaling in your interactive notebooks. During the first week--which we will spend in the computer lab working on the WebQuest directly--you will be providing definitions, answering questions, reflecting on the material, etc. During week two, you will be going through the steps of the writing process in your notebook in order to publish an illustrated picture book.
As mentioned above, your final project will be the creation and publishing of an illustrated picture book. The picture book will be a narrative that tells the real or imagined story of a bullying experience. It should have all of the same elements as a traditional narrative would have, but in picture book form. You can be creative in the point of view you choose: your story could be from the perspective of a bullying victim, a witness of bullying, or the bully itself. The purpose of your narrative is to make your audience aware of bullying and how to deal with bullying situations.
Please proceed to the Process page.