Teammates: Bullies, Baseball, Timelines, and Maps

GeoLiteracy
GeoSTEM
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
Bullying on the school grounds and through social media is a huge problem. While national programs are being implemented to address this issue, this lesson gives a classroom approach to working on the problem. Using the book Teammates by Peter Golenbock, students will use reading strategies to understand the bully theme inside the story. This heightened awareness of bully tactics will lead to discussions and tools to successfully win bully battles in the school environment.
Author: 
Marti Noland
Grade Range: 
4
Duration: 
1-2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
1: The World in Spatial Terms
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information
6: How culture and experience influence people's perceptions of places and regions
17: How to apply geography to interpret the past