Bullying at PS 149

5th Grade

Brittain Altomare




Bullying is a chronic problem at PS 149 and greatly affects students and families. Bullying is a problem that affects studentsí self esteem, and their desire to learn and come to school. If we can combat the problem of bullying, we can then tackle many of the other problems that persist at PS 149.



Our task is to first educate students and families about the effects of bullying, and then work together to find strategies and incentives that will combat the bullying problem at PS 149. You will be broken into small groups and you will work together to create a presentation on this major problem and how we can reduce it at PS 149!



Captain and Timer: This person will be in charge of making sure the final presentation has all of the pieces that it needs, and will make sure that the presentation is no more than 5 minutes long.

Reporter: (2) These two people will be presenting the presentation for the group. Their presentation will be graded using the rubric below.

Editor (2): These two people will be in charge of creating the written presentation that accompanies the presentation.

PPA Instructor: This person will ensure that the group makes sure the presentation has all of the parts of the PPA process. It will be their job to teach the rest of the group the PPA process.

Research Coordinator: This person will use the sources below to make sure the research for the group is done and from accurate sources.



1.)    Create a PowerPoint presentation.

2.)  Create a video presentation.

3.)  Write a magazine article.

4.)  Create a music video.

5.)  Create a pamphlet.

6.)   Create a skit.



1. Define the problem

2. Gather the Evidence

3. Identify the Causes

4. Evaluate an Existing Policy

5. Develop Solutions

6. Select the Best Solution (feasibility vs. effectiveness)




1.)    Students will be split into groups of 3 - 4.

2.)   Students will then work together to complete all of the PPA worksheets below, the information from each worksheet should be transferred to their final presentation.


4.)  Define the problem

5.)  Gather the evidence

6.)   Identify the causes

7.)   Evaluate an existing policy

8.)   Develop solutions

9.)   Select the best solution

10.) Once the students have created their presentation the reporter will present it to the entire class.










Students will be graded using the two rubrics below. One for the PowerPoint/JamBoard/Padlet and one for the oral presentation.





Students have learned a lot about the steps it takes to combat chronic absenteeism in their schools. It is our hope that you will take the skills that you learned today and help effect change in your school community!