Graphing Bullying Data to Create Change

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In this lesson, students will use skills in of calculating percentage and graphing to examine data on bullying while building civic skills of examining issues about bullying. Students will define types of bullying using inquiry and a primary source from the Library of Congress and look at current data of bullying from the Center of Disease Control (CDC). Students will create a poll for the school community that would provide data on bullying in the school. As a follow up, students can implement the poll and create reports and solutions.

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Middle School


Civics, Math


60-80 minutes.


bullying, CDC, Center for Disease Control, data, graphing, percentages, public service campaign


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