Abstract 11- Volume 2, Number 2, Summer 2007

Social Studies Research and Practice

Volume 2, Number 2, Summer 2007



NCSS Notable Trade Book Lesson Plan: The Bully Blockers Club

Blythe Hinitz
The College of New Jersey


This lesson plan can be used for compliance with the laws in twenty-nine states (and eleven in preparation) [New York Times, January 28, 2007] requiring that K-12 schools and school districts have plans in place for addressing bullying, teasing, and harassment in educational settings (including school buildings and premises and school buses). The trade book The Bully Blockers Club assists elementary level students in developing positive proactive anti-bullying and anti-harassment strategies.

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About the Author(s)…

Blythe Hinitz is Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education at The College of New Jersey. She is the author of Teaching Social Studies to the Young Child: A Research and Resource Guide, co-author of History of Early Childhood Education, and has authored numerous book chapters and articles on history of education, peace education and early childhood social studies. Her current research interests are: the history of early childhood education, anti-bullying in teacher education, and the crisis in boys’ education. Contact information: hinitz@tcnj.edu, The College of New Jersey.