Drama Education Class Activities for Primary Schools
- To help students understand bullying and experience the feelings of the three characters (the bullies, the victims and the bystanders) in different stages of the bullying process.
- To equip students with methods in managing emotions, friendly attitudes and communication skills so that they are able to take up the responsibility to prevent and reduce bullying incidents from happening.
Features of lesson design:
- Each lesson is divided into three stages, which are：
- Introductory stage: Make use of warm-up activities to engage participants in the activities and scenarios gradually.
- Experiential Stage: To construct the meaning across through activities / drama activities.
- Reflection Stage－To reflect and conclude by reviewing the gains from the activities / drama.
- *The reflection stage is not necessarily placed at the end of the lesson plan. It may be swapped with the experiential stage if necessary.
- Based on a bullying incident, students have encountered at school, students re-construct the development of the incident together. Ask students to play various roles (the bullies, the victims and the bystanders) so as to understand the feelings of the characters involved and enhance their empathy.
Class Activities Outline:
Target: Primary 4 to 6 students
Number of sessions: 1 session each topic（35 minutes）
- Understanding Bullying (1)
- To learn about bullying and the three major roles in a bullying incident (the Bullies, the Victims, and the Bystanders).
- Understanding Bullying (2)
- To help students understand and experience the feelings of the three roles in a bullying incident through acting out.
- To let students understand that "Stop bullying" is everyone’s responsibility.
- The bullies (2): Flashback –"If I were Big Ko"
- To help students understand the responsibilities of the bullies.
- To equip students with attitudes and communication skills to get along with others in a friendly manner: the "3N approach" and "Manage your temper ABC" method, in order to reduce or prevent bullying incidents.