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Although focused on the winter ecology at Crater Lake, this lesson could be tweaked to use as a exploration of any region. After a visit to Crater Lake, learners discuss topics relating to winter in this area, such as the behavior of animals. Using Kidspiration they put information into categories under migration, hibernation, and confrontation.
Fifth graders compare the books The Well and Wings and also complete a letter. In this power of words lesson plan, 5th graders also discuss communication and confrontation.
In the third and final lesson plan in the series on the impacts of climate change, learners synthesize the knowledge they have accumulated by identifying potential areas of concern for their school due to effects of drought and/or flooding, as well as other effects of climate change, then they propose an action plan to address the issues at the school level. 
Examine the effects of climate change on the water cycle in the first of three lessons using the IBM THINK app, which walks through the process of innovation. Learners look back through history to see which tools might help them study climate change, then perform a controlled experiment simulating the hydrologic cycle under different environmental conditions. 
Students practice their social skills by examining bullies.  In this human behavior lesson, students view an online episode discussing techniques dealing with bullies and similar characteristics they share.  Students read a story of a girl who was bullied and committed suicide, later creating a chart of ways she could have dealt with the bully.
Students write dialogue. For this character development lesson students use direct or indirect speech to include a confrontation between two characters in their story. Students portray the emotions of the characters in addition to what they are saying.
Students keep "Mindwatch" diaries to chart their own prejudices and stereotypes. For this social justice lesson, students monitor their own reactions to people who are different from themselves. Students identify and discuss patterns of bias.
Fifth graders discuss confrontations and what happens when you stay angry at someone. In this confrontations lesson plan, 5th graders write letters and read and predict situations that may arise in the story The Well.
Fifth graders write a word splash based on words that are connected with the word confrontation. For this confrontation lesson plan, 5th graders also look at the friendly letters they wrote and edit them, and read and discuss speeches.
Combat hate online by bringing it into the light. Begin by giving learners a quiz, then lead a discussion based on the issues the quiz brought up. As a class, develop strategies to confront online hate. Assign different venues to groups such as social networking sites, online games, online research, and blogs. The ideas produced will be put on a class webpage, blog, pamphlet, or poster. Create a positive environment, both in your classroom and in the world.
Students create mind maps to explore appropriate relationships between employees and managers in various businesses. Then, they work with partners to write and perform role-plays that teach employees how to confront bullying bosses.
Is your class reading Pride and Prejudice? In order to link scenes to the themes in Austen's novel, pairs take on the confrontation between Lady Catherine and Elizabeth (Chapter XIV). After writing their own version of the conversation, partners act out their dialogues and consider questions about the scene, decide whether Elizabeth has changed the way she sees Darcy, and make predictions about that will happen later in the novel.
Students examine a job-training/violence reduction program that removes gang graffiti in East Los Angeles. They discuss issues confronting their own communities and propose community service programs to address these issues.
Students consider warnings signs of possible school violence and create scenarios that demonstrate how violence might be averted. They generate a guidebook to help students confront violence before it happens.
Students discuss important influences that have shaped their own cultural, religious, gender and social beliefs. They share personal experiences with prejudice. They create strategies to confront bias.
Learners discuss strategies for preventing violent confrontations. After investigating the life of Deanna Maran, they share with classmates their own experience with violence and engage in various role-playing activities. Finally, students design their own lesson plans about conflict resolution and create posters using slogans expressing the consequences of violence.
Eleventh graders compare and contrast motivations and reactions of literary characters confronting similar conflicts (e.g., individual vs. nature, freedom vs. responsibility, individual vs. society), using specific examples of characters' thoughts, words and actions.
Students participate in an imaginary scenarios that involves different ways to confront and talk about issues surrounding death. Students will write a letter expressing their emotions to a pet or person who has died.
Sixth graders explore language arts by writing a business letter. In this communication technique lesson, 6th graders define several psychological terms such as humiliation, rejoicing, hesitated and taunting. Students create business letters which utilize new confrontation techniques and share them with classmates.
Learners are introduced to the various stereotypes faced by women in Japan. In groups, they discover the types of discrimination women received because of the stereotypes and how they have confronted them over time. They develop their own solutions to the problem and share them with the class.

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