Grade Levels: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic Conflict Resolution, and supports the skill of working collaboratively to problem solve constructively. Students demonstrate understanding through a variety of projects.

Step 1: ACTIVATE PRIOR KNOWLEDGE

Ask students: Think of a time you had a conflict with someone. How did you resolve it?  

Step 2: BUILD BACKGROUND

  • Read aloud the description on the Conflict Resolution topic page.
  • Play the Movie, pausing to check for understanding. 
  • Have students read one of the three Related Reading articles. Partner them with someone who read a different article to share what they learned with each other.

Step 3: ENGAGE
Students express what they learned about conflict resolution while practicing essential literacy skills with one or more of the following activities. Differentiate by assigning ones that meet individual student needs.

  • Make-a-Movie: Create a story about a relatable conflict, and show how the characters resolve it. (Essential Literacy Skill: Draw evidence to support reflection)
  • Make-a-Map: Make a concept map identifying strategies for resolving different kinds of conflicts. (Essential Literacy Skill: Summarize key ideas)
  • Creative Coding: Code a comic about two people using a healthy strategy to resolve a conflict. (Essential Literacy Skill: Acquire and use a range of domain-specific words and phrases)
  • Primary Source Activity: Analyze the ancient Babylonian tablet and answer the accompanying questions. (Essential Literacy Skill: Make logical inferences from explicit details)

Step 4: APPLY & ASSESS 

Apply: Students take the Conflict Resolution Challenge, applying essential literacy skills while demonstrating what they learned about this topic.

Assess: Wrap up the lesson with the Conflict Resolution Quiz

Step 5:  EXTEND LEARNING

Social Emotional Learning Collection: Continue to support students’ social emotional learning with these related topics and resources.

Additional Support Resources:

 

Lesson Plan Common Core State Standards Alignments

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