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“Flip” the Table on Bullying


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Keywords: , Flip Video
Subject(s): Drama, English/Language Arts, Reading, Music, Animation, Writing, Special Needs, Technology, Video, Civics
Grades K through 4
NETS-S Standard:
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Research and Information Fluency
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
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School: Upper Freehold Reg Elem School, Allentown, NJ
Planned By: John Acampora
Original Author: John Acampora, Allentown
1. Grade One and Three teachers will meet to discuss developmental appropriate bullying topics for each grade level (see below).
2. Grade Three students will write short skits for each of the bullying topics.
3. First graders will act out the skits with the help of teachers and third graders.
4. Grade Three students will act as producers and facilitators during the Flip recording process.
5. Third Graders will edit the Flip movies with Microsoft Movie Maker. The computer teacher will help them add title, credits, and discussion questions to the video.
6. The music teacher will record various cues and sound effects to add pizzazz to the videos
7. Finally, the videos will be placed on our school’s virtual drive for all teachers to access. The videos will be shown in each classroom and discussed in depth. All teachers will receive a mini-lesson to accompany the video, along with follow-up activities to do with their class.
8. Teachers at each grade level will meet before and after viewing videos to discuss the effectiveness of the videos, as well as suggestions for future anti-bullying programs.

Kindergarten: Learning to Share
1st Grade & 2nd Grade: Teasing
3rd Grade: Name Calling
4th Grade: Responding to Disrespect
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Materials:
• Flip Cameras
• ACT Against Violence Program Manual
• Puppets
• Stage Materials
• Microsoft Movie Maker
• Developmentally-appropriate Scripts
Cross-Curriculum Ideas
• Language Arts; Writing Process (3rd Graders)
• Language Arts ; Speaking & Listening (All Grades)
• Literacy ; Inquiry-based Research
• Performing Arts ; Employ theatrical elements to tell a story
• Performing Arts  Show different uses and approaches to theater to communicate life experiences
• Music  Arrange simple pieces for voices or instruments using a variety of traditional and nontraditional sound
sources and electronic media
• Technology  Illustrate and communicate original ideas and stories using digital tools and media-rich resources.
• Technology  Engage in a variety of developmentally appropriate learning activities with students in other classes, schools, or countries using electronic tools
• Mathematics  Interpret graphs, statistics, and numerical facts
Follow-Up
• Language Arts--Writing Process (3rd Graders)
• Language Arts -- Speaking & Listening (All Grades)
• Literacy -- Inquiry-based Research
• Performing Arts -- Employ theatrical elements to tell a story
• Performing Arts -- Show different uses and approaches to theater to communicate life experiences
• Music -- Arrange simple pieces for voices or instruments using a variety of traditional and nontraditional sound
sources and electronic media
• Technology -- Illustrate and communicate original ideas and stories using digital tools and media-rich resources.
• Technology -- Engage in a variety of developmentally appropriate learning activities with students in other classes, schools, or countries using electronic tools
• Mathematics -- Interpret graphs, statistics, and numerical facts
Materials: Video Tools, Animation, Authoring and Publishing, Writing, Literacy, Reading, English/Language Arts, Tripods, Flip Video, Sound Libraries, Midi Instruments, Integrating Technology