Friday, July 1, 2011

The Red, White and Blue, with a lesson about Bullying.

The opportunity to teach your child about bullies is ever present, and you can do it with US History as well...

Have your child do a little studying on why the American Revolution happened.
  • What was the real reason the Boston Tea Party happened
  • Why exactly did all that tea get dumped into the harbor.
  • Who were the figures involved, and where did they live?
  • What were their professions outside of being Rebels against the British Monarchy?

This brings a number of things together, it allows your student to learn about history in a manner that makes it real for your child. It allows for a lesson in economics, in geography and then what were viable professions in the mid 1700's.

Now, to tie that into our current era with Bullying.
  • What are reasons that your child might see another child bullied.
  • Can you compare and contrast these with the Colonists here in America?
  • Where might they turn to in the case of bullying that the colonists couldn't as it was a much larger scale.
  • What might drive someone into bullying – physical, financial and emotional.
  • How would someone or something being different maybe scare an individual or group into behavior that is considered less than acceptable in any other situation?

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