Boys Relational Aggression Curriculum
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Boys Grades K-12
small groups through whole class
relational aggression, leadership, cyberbullying
For a quick overview about relational aggression and the best ways for teachers toimplement Ophelia Project curriculum, please read The Five Critical Steps for Teachers.
The “RAISE Boys: Reduce Aggression, Increase Self Empowerment” curriculum guides boys from Kindergarten through High School to develop positive strategies for identifying and mediating peer aggression. Other topics include normative beliefs, male gender expectations, friendship, leadership, and cyberbullying.
The six-lesson series provides activities designed to help boys:
- Identify peer aggression and the roles in a bullying situation.
- Assess the importance of bystanders in a bullying situation.
- Identify emotions in the self and others. (Kindergarten – Third Grade)
- Distinguish between norms and rules. (Fourth Grade – Fifth Grade)
- List social norms regarding male gender roles. (Middle School – High School)
- Determine positive qualities of friendship and leadership.
- Identify cyberbullying.
- Demonstrate positive online communication strategies.
- Evaluate the roles of privacy and anonymity in online interactions (Middle School and High School).
The curriculum is aligned with standards from the National Council of Teachers of English/ International Reading Association, the International Society for Technology in Education, and the National Council for the Social Studies. Lessons also are aligned with the Center for Disease Control’s National Health Standards. Finally, a guide for Boy Scouts includes a listing of requirements the curriculum fulfills towards Cub Scout Belt Loops and Pins, Scouting rank promotions, and Merit Badges.
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