“I Was Just Kidding”

(Adapted from and
Tony Sturgeon, Fishers Jr. High, Fishers IN)


  • To demonstrate the difference between joking and bullying
  • To prevent name-calling in the classroom  by creating an “Anti-Slur Policy”

Audience:  Sixth grade students

Standards:   Indiana Health Education Standard 6.5 – Interpersonal Communication

Materials Needed:  Handouts for “I Was Just Kidding!,” “Teasing or Bullying,” and “Creating an Anti-Slur Policy for your Classroom” exercises; writing utensils

Time Required:  Three class periods

Teacher Directions and Handouts (PDF file)


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