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Conflict Resolution Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has a Masters of Science in Mathematics

Establishing a warm and nurturing classroom community is essential for learning to take place. Use this lesson plan to explain and detail important skills students can use to resolve conflict. Follow up with a hands-on activity.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define conflict
  • explain the methods to resolve conflict
  • show an understanding of concepts by creating a conflict-resolution poster

Length:

1 hour

Materials

Key Vocabulary

  • Conflict
  • Body language
  • Perspective

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.1

Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.2

Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3

Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.

Instructions

  • Engage students and connect to the topic by asking them to recall a time they had a conflict. Ask them to briefly write about it, then share with a partner if comfortable.
  • Tell students they will be learning how to solve conflicts, a topic called 'Conflict Resolution.' Title a piece of chart paper with these words.
  • Distribute copies of the lesson Conflict Resolution Skills: Lesson for Kids and read the first section, 'Conflict is Common' with students. Ask:
    • What kind of disagreements do you have?
    • How often do you have disagreements?
    • Why do you think people have disagreements?
    • What are your conflict resolution skills?
  • Write the answers on chart paper under the title 'Conflict is Common,' then read the next four sections together with students. After each, write the section title on chart paper and list methods detailed in the section for conflict resolution. After reading all the sections, discuss:
    • Which of these techniques do you think will work for you?
    • Have you ever used these techniques before?
    • What's a good way to look at someone else's perspective?
  • Ask students to demonstrate a calm voice. Discuss the qualities used when remaining calm.
  • Have students identify an adult they can talk to if they need help.
  • Read the lesson summary together then answer any remaining questions.

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