Student Empowerment: Making Good Choices


Grade: 3rd and 4th gade self-contained autism class
bullying, personal empowerment, differentiating/identifying good and bad choices
Social Justice Skills: Peer Education, identifying choices
Teacher: Sarah Davie

In my social action project, I use literacy to help my students with autism identify the actions of what a bully does. We conclude that a bully makes bad choices, which include hitting, punching, and taking other people’s food. After identifying bad choices, we provided alternative choices the bully could have made instead that were seen as good choices. In working with a general ed classroom, I was also able to read all of the students the story and get the peers’ feedback about bullies as well. We incorporated the peers using role play and recreating/rewriting their own versions of the book used for the unit.

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