Activity Overview

When covering important topics it is essential for all students to understand common terminology so that everyone is on the same page with content. It also helps facilitate richer classroom discussions. When students define words in their own terms using visuals, it helps students get their perspective across and better retain information.

In this activity, students will create a spider map that defines and illustrates different types of bullying. Other activities throughout this guide will refer back to these terms: Verbal Bullying, Cyber Bullying, Physical Bullying, Social Bullying, and Intimidation.

Template and Class Instructions

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Student Instructions

Demonstrate your understanding of the different types of bullying by creating visualizations.

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Choose three to five terms used in class and type them into the titles. Add cells if necessary.
  3. Illustrate the meaning of the word in each cell using a combination of scenes, characters, and items.
  4. Finally, type your own definition of each word in the description box.
    • Alternatively, use Photos for Class to show the meaning of the words with the search bar.
  5. Save often!

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 6-12

Difficulty Level 1 (Introducing / Reinforcing)

Type of Assignment Individual, Partner, or Group

Type of Activity: Visual Vocabulary Boards


(You can also create your own on Quick Rubric.)

Visual Vocabulary Assignment
Define, illustrate, and give an example sentence for any five vocabulary words.
Proficient Emerging Beginning
Example Sentences
Vocabulary words are used correctly in the example sentences in both meaning and context.
The meaning of the sentences can be understood, but the vocabulary words are used awkwardly or in the wrong context.
The vocabulary words are not used correctly in the example sentences.
The storyboard cells clearly illustrate the meaning of the vocabulary words.
The storyboard cells relate to the meaning of the vocabulary words, but are difficult to understand.
The storyboard cells do not clearly relate to the meaning of the vocabulary words.

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