The Assignment: Girls, Cliques, and Cruelty DVD
- Dramatizations of a cruel clique help discuss bullying behavior
- Discuss popularity, bullying, group exclusion, adolescent leadership, adult intervention, and cooperative solutions
- Includes a leaders guide
- Grades: 5-8
This edgy depiction of a cruel clique instantly draws viewers into the lives of four adolescent girls, as they scheme to humiliate another girl whom they consider unpopular. By enabling the audience to identify with both, the perpetrators and the victim, this program promotes empathy and provides a deeper understanding of bullying behavior. The leader's guide helps students and groups explore their attitudes about popularity, bullying, group exclusion, adolescent leadership, adult intervention, and cooperative solutions. 12 minutes.