Out Conflict- Students will review the Problem Solving Technique
for resolving conflicts.
You a Peacemaker or a Man Eating Shark?- Students work on the
concept of "fairness" through a group activity, discussion, and
written responses with conflicts/resolutions from a short story,
and then produce a page on the computer (or on paper) for a class
and Win Win Solutions - The first part of the lesson introduces students
to the concept of conflict, helps them consider that conflict is a normal
part of life and does not have to lead to violence, and asks them to consider
examples of conflict in their own lives.
the Nature of Conflict- Students will construct definitions of conflict
and violence Students will distinguish between conflict and violence.
Students will identify what is positive about conflict Students will analyze
a conflict they have experienced.
is Fair- Students learn more about the concept of -fairness- by being
involved in two unfair activities, role-playing three scenarios, and filling
in a web about fairness.
and Different- Students will learn that we are all as similar as we
are different. Students will build community by discovering their similarities.
Minor Problems- The purpose of this activity is to see if students
can identify four steps to use when solving minor problems with other
Talking about Conflict Resolution- Here is a list of five to ten minute
activities that are intended to promote positive community-building. In
all activities, students should have the opportunity to pass if they so
It Out Together- Students will practice this conflict-solving process.
NOTE: Few children in preschool or the primary grades will master this
process initially, and most will need help remembering and implementing
it. By introducing it and practicing it, children will begin to acquire
some of these skills, but even older children may still need help in using
them or rely on adults to get the process started.
about Fighting?- Students will identify the potential positive and
negative consequences of using violence to resolve conflicts.
is a Peaceable Classroom?- Students will explore the connections between
these three words and their own environment. Students will analyze the
current classroom environment and discuss ways to make it more peaceable.