2011 Teacher Winner
School: Bunche Middle, Sixth and Seventh Grades English Language Arts
Project: Anti-Bullying Awareness Campaign
Bullying has reached epidemic proportions in American schools and communities. Two of the reoccurring themes that continue to surface in discussions and media presentations are lack of awareness and lack of sensitivity to toward the issue. For this project, students will collect real data about bullying in their own neighborhoods, engage in promoting awareness and seeking social justice, and collaborate with other community members in performing community service that will have a positive impact on students at the school. Through project-based and service learning, students will particularly increase their skills in writing and boost their self-esteem by becoming leaders and change agents in their community.