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Bloom's Taxonomy Discussion: Peer pressure is hard to resist

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There are six levels in the Bloom's Taxonomy discussion question process. After reading "Peer pressure is hard to resist," the teacher will ask questions from all six levels.

  • Click this link to read Sections 1-6 of Middle School lesson plan: Peer pressure is hard to resist (coming soon)

Section 7: Peer Pressure versus Exercising No Muscle Bloom’s Taxonomy Discussion Questions for story called “Peer pressure is hard to resist”

  1. Peer Pressure versus Exercising No Muscle Story link: Peer pressure is hard to resist
  2. Peer Pressure versus Exercising No Muscle Role-Play link: Peer pressure is hard to resist

The links to each level are included below:

Level 1 - Ask the Knowledge Questions.

Teacher says or asks: RECALL at least three kinds of peer pressure Jarvis was receiving from Mike on almost a daily basis.

Students Respond: Mike was always:

* Asking to ‘borrow’ a pencil and taking his brand new one

* Asking to ‘borrow’ paper

* Asking to ‘borrow’ money and expecting him to give his up even if there was not enough for Jarvis

* Expecting to copy Jarvis’ homework

Level 2 - Ask the Comprehension Questions.

Teacher says or asks: SUMMARIZE which outcome was demonstrated between Jarvis and Mike: LOSE-LOSE, WIN-LOSE, or WIN-WIN?

Students Respond:

* LOSE-LOSE outcomes: NONE

* 2 WIN-LOSE outcomes:

-- All the times Mike borrowed stuff and never returned it made it a WIN-LOSE. Mike WON and Jarvis LOST.

--When Jarvis set firm boundaries with Mike and firmly and consistently told him no, it was a WIN for Jarvis and a LOSE for Mike.

* WIN-WIN outcomes: NONE

Level 3 - Ask the Application Questions.

Teacher says or asks: DETERMINE what is more important: Your own feelings or somebody else’s feelings? Explain your answer.

Students Respond: (Accept reasonable answers.)

Level 4 - Ask the Analysis Questions.

Teacher says or asks: DEBATE what makes a person either your friend or someone who is simply using you for what they can get?

Students Respond: (Accept reasonable answers.)

Level 5 - Ask the Synthesis Questions.

Teacher says or asks: VISUALIZE other forms of peer pressure and SUGGEST ways you can resist that peer pressure.

Students Respond: (Accept reasonable answers.)

Level 6 - Ask the Evaluation Questions.

Teacher says or asks: EVALUATE what was the turning point in this story when Jarvis decided to stand up for himself; plus, tell how and why he did it?

Students Respond: The turning point revolved around a pencil and a lie. Jarvis had accidentally forgotten to bring a pencil to class. He asked Mike if he had a spare pencil that he could borrow. Mike said he only had the one he was using. Jarvis resignedly accepted this explanation until he witnessed Mike pulling an extra pencil from his pocket to loan to a pretty girl instead. Jarvis was incensed.

As a result, Jarvis went home and practiced exercising his no muscle to an imaginary Mike in his bedroom mirror. The next day, he felt proud of himself when he twice managed to say a firm no to a very surprised mooching Mike.

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