Conflict Resolution Teacher Resources
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Invite your class to consider how to respond to a conflict. This plan, designed to go with Secret Saturdays by Torrey Maldonado, focuses on a set of terms: conflict, escalate, deescalate, conflict resolution, denial, and confrontation. The plan offers three options for covering the material, and you can choose from teacher modeling, group work, and independent work. All three options use the book to examine to focus terms and student experiences and involve a review and recap session.
Fourth graders investigate conflict and social justice. In this conflict resolution lesson, 4th graders consider conflicts they have experienced and think about how they could have applied conflict resolution strategies to change the outcome. Students also read "The Maligned Wolf" and take part in a classroom skit regarding conflict resolution.
Young scholars investigate student psychology by reading assigned text about nonviolence. In this conflict resolution lesson, students read nine specific steps they should take the next time they are in an argument with someone. Young scholars discuss their own history of conflicts with the class.
Students analyze concepts related to health promotion and conflict resolution. In this character education lesson, students answer discussion questions about resolving conflicts. Students complete a conflict resolution activity using a fairy tale topic.
Students identify and discuss different types of conflicts in which they have been involved, discuss positives and negatives about how conflicts were resolved, and role play situations discussed to practice conflict resolution skills.
Students develop conflict mediation and resolution skills by applying the nonviolence philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King. In this conflict resolution lesson, students watch a video about Dr. King and review quotes from him. Students discuss how his approach to conflict resolution can be applied in their own lives.
Conflict resolution is an important part of a positive school experience. Here, learners practice strategies to resolve problems. They learn how to use I statements, engage in role plays, and practice giving affirmation.
Students consider how communication skills may diffuse conflict. In this conflict resolution lesson plan, students play a word game and discuss how vocabulary may contribute to creating conflict of diffusing it.
Young scholars complete discussion and activities to identify healthy ways of resolving conflicts. In this conflict resolution lesson, students answer discussion questions, complete two conflict resolution activities, and one cartoon worksheet for the topic.
Students discuss strategies for solving conflicts and acting as peacemakers. They answer questions regarding conflict resolution skills in a fishing game, and respond to a conflict in a written journal entry.
Students write a persuasive essay arguing for their preferred method of trial. For this trial lesson plan, students study the history of conflict resolution and the current jury system.
Students explore the character trait of self-discipline using the book Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes. They listen to the story, and discuss the conflict resolution techniques of retreat, rethink, and react. Students then write a letter to Lilly about using the Three R strategy for dealing with anger.
For this conflict resolution worksheet, students read a list of steps about resolving conflicts without fighting and complete a set of discussion questions based on a referenced video program. Suggestions for related activities are also given.
Young scholars examine a number of possible conflict resolution techniques and the vocabulary associated with conflict resolution. They read a number examples of conflict and determine the best type of resolution for the situation.
Students discuss the I Care rules for handling conflicts. They role-play various scenarios using the new rules to handle the conflicts, and complete a rubric to assess each group's conflict resolutions.
Eighth graders discuss conflict. Working in pairs, they create lists of skills they have used in conflicts, skills they have seen used successfully but not used themselves, and skills they wish to develop. From their lists they identify 12 skills they believe most useful in conflict resolution.
While not everybody will end up married, everybody does need to know how to resolve conflict. Learners examine several real-life scenarios involving a married couple. They use problem-solving strategies to help the couple come to an amiable resolution. Thirteen activity options and a number of attachments are included.
Fourth graders practice their close reading skills with a short text on conflict resolution. Working in pairs, learners read and reread the article Smart Speak by Marilyn Cram Donahue as they identify the main idea and use context clues to understand challenging vocabulary. The class uses the text to begin making a list of rules to improve their school community, as they work toward the long term goal of writing a school constitution. Consider having students create skits to act out the conflict resolution strategies from the article as an extension activity. This is a great resource for teaching how to read closely, and can very easily be adapted to any piece of writing.
Third graders investigate nonviolent conflict resolution strategies. In this interpersonal communication instructional activity, 3rd graders explore conflict resolution. Students construct a newspaper/magazine article detailing nonviolent conflict resolution strategies.
Students complete conflict resolution skills training as a part of creating a caring school community. In this conflict resolution lesson, students work with a group of peer student leaders to resolve conflicts. Students visit freshman classrooms to help them transition into high school. Students participate in interactive skits and serious discussion.