The Bully Show!
Published by Dramatic Publishing
2 Male 2 Female
Carole and Frederico, the game show assistants, warm up the crowd and get them excited to see the show
Johnny the game show host, however, has made some last minute changes to the show (to the surprise of the assistants) and the game show is now called "You Wanna Be a Bully"
The audience members, who are chosen to become contestants, play games where they have to identify who could be a bully or which scenes show bullying
As the game show progresses, Frederico tries to stand up for the contestants, but the host makes fun of him in order to entertain the crowd
Carole is reluctant to interfere between Johnny and Frederico as tension rises and eventually the host pushes Frederico too far and the whole game show grinds to a halt
Carole stands up to Johnny and enlists the audience to help Johnny realize that he is a bully and that bullying is a serious problem
In this way, The Bully Show! hopes to challenge upper elementary and middle school students to reconsider some of their assumptions about bullies and victims, to realize some of the consequences of bullying, and to stimulate further discussions on this issue
It can be used as a great tool to uniquely augment the bullying programs already being led by school counselors and teachers
Unit set - runs about 55 minutes