Michigan Model for Health

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  Bullying Prevention

Bullying Prevention in the Michigan Model for Health 
Kindergarten-Grade 6 | Grades 7-8 | Grades 9-12

The Michigan Model for Health is a comprehensive curriculum.  Each grade level includes activities and lessons that teach students skills for dealing with bullying situations. To aid in locating these lessons, the following chart is provided.  Our thanks to Wendy Sellers, Regional Health Education Coordinator at Eaton Intermediate School District for sharing this concise report.  

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Kindergarten-Grade 6

Grade Objectives Lessons
 Peer Aggression in the Michigan Model for Health  Grades K-6   *Bullying specific lessons are in bold
  FAMILIES AND K-6 STUDENTS  
K-6 Communication, conflict resolution, and problem solving skills are taught at each grade Social and Emotional Health Unit
K-6 Personal Safety is taught at each grade. Students are taught how to avoid inappropriate touch and what to do if it occurs.  Bullying is apparent in the lessons in kindergarten through third grade. Safety Unit
K-6 Families Family Resource Sheets are sent home at each grade. Topics include conflict resolution, communication, anger management, friendships, and bullying. Social and Emotional Health Unit and Safety Unit
Kindergarten (2008 or later)
K Learning to Show Respect and Caring: Students discuss the importance of manners. They practice using please, thank you, excuse me, and I am sorry to show respect and caring for each other Social and Emotional Health
Lesson 1
K Making Friends: Students learn strategies for making friends. Social and Emotional Health
Lesson 2
K Caring Touch: Students learn how positive touch can express caring between friends and family Social and Emotional Health
Lesson 3
K What to Do About Strong Feelings & Sharing Our Feelings: Students learn ways to settle down when strong feelings arise. Students practice telling friends and family how they feel, and they recognize and express feelings. Social and Emotional Health
Lesson 5 & 6
K Helping Ourselves Stay Safe: Students describe dangerous and destructive situations that need to be reported to an adult Safety Lesson 1
K Staying Safe Around Dangerous Objects: Students learn what to do if dangerous objects or weapons are present. Safety Lesson 3
  Grade One (2008 or later)  
1 Predicting How People Feel & Asking Others How They Feel: Students feelings and how to predict how others might feel is situations. Students discuss mixed feelings and practice predicting and asking others how they feel. Social and Emotional Health
Lesson 1 & 2
1 Showing Courtesy to Others: Students discuss a video on courtesy. They practice using please, thank you, excuse me, and I am sorry to show respect and caring for each other Social and Emotional Health
Lesson 3
1 Building Friendships by Listening: Students practice listening skills to improve friendships. Social and Emotional Health
Lesson 6
1 Three Steps for Solving Problems and Making Decisions & Practicing the WIN Steps: Students learn when to tell an adult if a situation is dangerous, destructive or disturbing. Students learn and practice the steps for making decisions and solving problems.  Social and Emotional Health
Lessons 7 & 8
1 The Three D’s for Telling: Students describe dangerous, destructive, and disturbing situations that need to be reported to an adult Safety Lesson 5
  Grade Two (2007 or later)  
2 Tending Our Garden of Feelings; Handling Mixed Feelings: Students analyze why it is important to identify feelings to maintain personal health and healthy relationships. They recognize a variety of personal feelings and the feelings of others, and express a variety of personal feelings nonverbally. They describe situations that may elicit mixed emotions. Social and Emotional Health
Lessons 1 & 2
2 Expressing Feelings Respectfully; Listening to Others With Respect: Students express a variety of personal feelings respectfully. They identify strategies for effective listening, and practice effective listening and attending skills. Social and Emotional Health
Lessons 3 & 4
2 Everyone Deserves Respect; Showing Respect for Other People: Students identify and demonstrate ways to show respect for the feelings, rights, and property of others. Social and Emotional Health
Lesson 7
2 Surfing Safely on the Internet: Students describe safety hazards when using the Internet and develop strategies to stay safe when using the Internet. Safety Lesson 3
  Grade Three (2007 or later)  
3 Identifying Positive Role Models and Friends; Creating Positive Friendships: Students identify characteristics of positive role models and analyze how friends influence others’ behavior and well-being. They describe the benefits of positive friendships and practice strategies for making and keeping positive friends.  Social and Emotional Health
Lessons 1 & 2
3 Everyone Has Special Talents: Students recognize that each person has unique talents and skills. They identify a personally unique talent or skill and one of another person. Social and Emotional Health
Lesson 3
3 Respecting Our Differences: Students describe ways to show acceptance of differences and demonstrate the ability to support and respect people with differences. Social and Emotional Health
Lesson 4
3 Helping Others by Protecting Them From Bullies; Helping Others and Getting Help: Students demonstrate the ability to support and respect people with differences. They identify ways people help each other. Social and Emotional Health
Lessons 5 & 6
3 Expressing Annoyance Respectfully: Students demonstrate how to confront annoying behavior. Social and Emotional Health
Lesson 8
3 Safety First: Students identify dangerous, destructive, and disturbing situations that need to be reported to an adult. They describe how to access help when feeling threatened. Safety
Lesson 3
3 Street Smarts: Students describe strategies to stay safe in potentially harmful situations and how to ask a trusted adult for help. (includes internet safety) Safety
Lesson 4
  Grade Four (2006 or later)  
4 Using Self-Control to Manage Strong Feelings: Students learn to use three steps to manage strong feelings in situations involving others: acknowledge the feelings, calm down, and talk with “I-messages.” Social and Emotional Health
Lesson 1
4 Feeling Better Through Positive Self-Talk: Students learn to use positive self-talk to manage feelings and get along with others. Social and Emotional Health
Lesson 2
4 Bullying Hurts Everyone, but No One Is Helpless: Students distinguish between positive and negative friends. They learn how to protect themselves from bullying and when to tell an adult. Social and Emotional Health
Lesson 3
4 Practicing Ways to Protect Self and Others From Bullying: Students describe three roles in bullying situations and explain the power of bystanders to end bullying. Social and Emotional Health
Lesson 4
4 What to Do When You Disagree: Students learn the steps to resolve conflicts peacefully, including speaking and listening respectfully. Social and Emotional Health
Lesson 8
4 Using the Internet Safely: Students identify Internet hazards and safety rules. They discuss ways to handle Internet situations that could lead to harm. Safety
Lesson 6
  Grade Five (2006 or later)  
5 Managing Strong Feelings: Students identify types of feelings and learn that feelings change. Students discuss how different feelings can coexist and ways to calm down. Social and Emotional Health
Lesson 1
5 Telling Others What Bothers Us: Students discuss effective and ineffective ways to express upset feelings. They use three steps for managing strong feelings in situations involving others: acknowledge the feelings, calm down, and talk with “I-messages.” Social and Emotional Health
Lesson 2
5 Healthy Ways to Handle Harassment or Bullying: Students define harassment and bullying and discuss their negative effects. They identify ways to protect themselves and others, including telling an adult. Social and Emotional Health
Lesson 3
5 Practicing Positive Ways to End Bullying: Students describe three roles in bullying situations and explain the power of bystanders to end bullying. Social and Emotional Health
Lesson 4
5 Speaking With Respect for Self and Others: Students distinguish between passive, aggressive, and assertive communication behaviors. They practice using assertive communication. Social and Emotional Health
Lesson 5
5 Listening With Respect: Students distinguish between inattentive and respectful listening skills. They practice listening and speaking skills. Social and Emotional Health
Lesson 6
5 Making WISE Decisions to Avoid Trouble: Students identify situations that might lead to trouble, including violence. They use decision-making and problem-solving steps to resolve a situation that could lead to violence. Social and Emotional Health
Lesson 7
5 Practicing the WISE Way to Avoid Trouble: Students focus on developing positive friendships as a strategy for avoiding trouble. Social and Emotional Health
Lesson 8
5 Getting Help From Adults for People in Danger: Students discuss ways to develop courage to tell adults about disturbing situations and why it is important to tell adults about potential violence. Social and Emotional Health
Lesson 9
5 Using a Secret Formula to Resolve Conflicts: Students learn how to use conflict resolution skills and identify the benefits of using them. Social and Emotional Health
Lesson 10
5 Finding Healthy Solutions to Conflicts: Students practice using conflict resolution skills and ways to speak and listen with respect. They review the importance of walking away and telling an adult if conflicts cannot be resolved without violence. Social and Emotional Health
Lesson 11
5 Practicing Our Conflict Resolution Skills: Students practice using conflict resolution skills. They review strategies to use if attempts at non-violent conflict resolution do not succeed. Social and Emotional Health
Lesson 12
5 Making Our School a Caring and Respectful Place: Students assess the school environment to determine behaviors demonstrated that show caring and respect. They plan and implement a project advocating for a caring and respectful school environment. Social and Emotional Health
Lesson 14
5 Staying Safe in Public: Students identify strategies for staying safe in public situations, including one involving bullying. Safety Lesson 3
  Grade Six (2009 or later)  
6 Taking Healthy Risks in Friendships: Students analyze positive and negative risks in friendships. Social and Emotional Health
Lesson 1
6 Listening to and Appreciating Our Friends and Others: Students demonstrate effective listening strategies and expressing appreciation. Social and Emotional Health
Lesson 2
6 Speaking Assertively and Respectfully: Students demonstrate assertive communication skills and identify appropriate times to use them. Social and Emotional Health
Lesson 3
6 Managing Strong Feelings in Healthy Ways: Students demonstrate strategies for managing strong feelings. Social and Emotional Health
Lesson 4
6 Expressing Anger Without Angry Behaviors: Students explain the difference between angry feelings and angry behavior. Social and Emotional Health
Lesson 5
6 Getting Help From Others: Students identify criteria for identifying people who can help with healthy decisions and analyze the importance of seeking adult help when needed. Social and Emotional Health
Lesson 6
6 Making Healthy Decisions: Students describe decision-making and problem-solving steps. Social and Emotional Health
Lesson 7
6 Practicing How to Make Decisions and Solve Problems: Students demonstrate decision-making and problem-solving and use criteria to evaluate possible solutions. Social and Emotional Health
Lesson 8
6 Finding Ways to Resolve Conflicts: Students describe conflicts that can be resolved and use conflict resolution steps. Social and Emotional Health
Lesson 9
6 Learning How to Manage Stress: Students describe common causes of stress, identify strategies to reduce stress, and develop a personal plan for stress management. Social and Emotional Health
Lesson 10
6 Protecting Yourself From Hazards, Hackers and Humiliation While on the Internet, Parts One and Two: Students describe safety hazards related to using the Internet, apply strategies to stay safe and identify when to get adult help. Safety
Lessons 5 & 6

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