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Anti-Bullying Vignettes

Socially-based Curriculum Unit

In this unit, developed for ADA3M (Dramatic Arts, Grade 11, University/College Preparation), students explore, create self-written scripts and rehearse a series of vignettes as a part of an ensemble that concentrates on bullying in school and the effects bullying has on students= well being. Although this unit focuses on the process involved in developing an original production, there will be a final evaluation post-unit that will entail performance with an invited audience followed with a 10-minute question and answer period.

The beauty of a unit like this is that it causes a ripple effect of awareness for both the students and their audience. Through focus groups and research students become glaringly aware of their community and the vast array of systems and organizations in place for students and/or their parents to turn to for help. The students will gain personal insights and knowledge by engaging in the process involved in creating multiple characters, roles and presenting them convincingly through various methods involving observation, focus groups, analysis, workshop, rehearsal and performance.

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