Bullying Project [2011-2012]

Seventh grade students produced brochures, posters, Web banners and opinion papers [Microsoft Publisher, GIMP, Microsoft Word] as part of the NCLR [National Council of La Raza] initiative/campaign against bullying. They honed their writing and publishing skills as they became more sensitized to the issue of bullying via research on the Internet and organization of their information and visuals within the software. They also presented their brochures through projection and discussion in the classroom to practice public speaking. Several of the students intimated their personal experiences of being bullied during this phase of the project.

Bullying is a form of aggressive behavior manifested by the use of force or coercion to affect others, particularly when the behavior is habitual and involves an imbalance of power. It can include verbal harassment, physical assault or coercion and may be directed persistently towards particular victims, perhaps on grounds of race, religion, gender, sexuality, or ability. The "imbalance of power" may be social power and/or physical power. The victim of bullying is sometimes referred to as a "target." [wikipedia.org]

Images downloaded, and information extracted from the Internet strictly for educational purposes. Note re: posters ... statements student-generated, and most visuals/design teacher-generated due to non-access of Publisher clip art on student computers. Click on links below to view/read student products.

Brochure production photographs: