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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.
Students identify the issues that cause conflicts in families and determine ways to manage conflict. In this conflict resolution lesson plan, students brainstorm issues that cause conflicts. Students work in groups to find ways to solve the conflicts and present them to the class. Students identify a conflict from their own family and create a plan of action using the FCCLA planning process to solve the conflict.
In this "Friends" worksheet, learners name the characters in the television show. They answer matching and multiple choice questions about the episode, "The One With All the Resolutions." They complete sentences with the proper form of the verb that is shown in parentheses at the end of each sentence.
Students examine the jury system used throughout history. They act out a conflict in class and use different types of juries and conflict resolution methods. They write their reactions to each of the different types of resolutions.
In this listening activity, students listen to their teacher's instructions to draw a picture in the box. Students then grade how well they listened to the instructions.
Students study the history of the jury system in the United States. They enact a number of different types of trials including trial by jury. They complete a worksheet that compares the trials systems before writing a persuasive essay for homework in which they choose one of the methods of trial to defend.
In this conflict resolution worksheet, students complete a picture story in a graphic organizer, including a problem and a solution, then discuss their "story" with the class.
Using their own figures, learners work as a class to create a wall mural. Part of the assignment is that everyone must be respectful of others' opinions. Students work within the confines of one class period. After the time is completed, the teacher photographs the completed artwork and discusses the decision making process.
Bring your short story unit to a close with a video about finding the resolution. Sixth graders learn to connect the main conflict in a short story (featured in another video in the series about "Saved by a Seal") with the resolution and how the conflict is solved. An excellent addition to either your literature analysis unit or a narrative writing lesson.
Students study the origins of New Year's Resolutions while practicing taking dictation and identifying interesting points in a piece that is read to them. They investigate the types of things that people resolve on the first day of the New Year.
Students read, discuss, and view a Powerpoint on the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. In this Gulf of Tonkin Resolution lesson plan, students research the resolution and then answer short answer questions about it.
Students take a quiz and examine the decision making exercise: How the UN Security Council makes decisions on global security. Three main areas covered: UN membership, UN Security Council and the UN resolution.
After rereading parts of the Iroquois Constitution from previous lessons as well as articles on conflict resolution and bullying, fourth graders work in pairs to write sections of their school constitution. Using the provided writing frame, learners identify a problem they observe in school, create a rule to address the issue, and explain how the situation will be improved. This lesson meaningfully engages students in using their writing to make a positive impact on their school.
Kids can be great writers with a little coaching. Get talking about plot elements, specifically climax, conflict, and resolution. They watch the last part of a Sponge Bob episode and dissect the conflict resolution, then use what they've discussed to complete the climactic event in narratives of their own.
November is National Novel Writing Month, so if your young authors are embarking on this journey, be sure they understand plot elements. This collaborative lesson fits into the context of the larger NaNoWriMo project; however, the ideas here are useful for any narrative writing unit. Kids watch CSI (or any familiar show) to review plot structure elements. They describe climax, falling action, and resolution, observing examples from a familiar novel. Partners work on plotlines for their own stories. The worksheet isn't included, but can be found online.
Discover the genre of short stories with sixth graders. They discuss the characteristics of short stories from the book America Street. Then, they compare and contrast movies and television shows and chart story characteristics. Various readings are recommended along with a reflective activity.
Your students already know when they like a story and when they don't, but they may not know that the plots of these stories are shaping that opinion. Like all resources in this series, the two activities and quizzes provided here deal with one specific standard from the Common Core: RL.9-10.5. Your class will learn the basic parts of plot (exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and denouement) as well as some more advanced terms such as in medias res and MacGuffin. Activate your pupils' knowledge by introducing these terms and brainstorming examples from well-known movies and books together before they take the multiple-choice quizzes where they have to identify these terms from various examples. 
Considering a study of the Trail of Tears? Check out this resource before you begin. Class members use maps to chart the movement of the Cherokee from the 18th through the 19th centuries. They consult primary and secondary sources to develop an understanding of how these Native Americans were perceived by the early settlers and the clash of cultures that lead to the wars that took place. The exercise ends with a reading of the Joint Resolution of 1834 which led to the removal of all Cherokee from North Carolina. A powerful look at culture clash.
Students research the US Presidential election of 1824. They explain why the election of 1824 was decided in the House of Representatives. They summarize relevant portions of the Constitution on presidential election procedures.
Young scholars examine detailed Moon and Earth views provided by the NASA-sponsored "World Wind" computer program. They work in groups to create maps of different scales using landmarks of their choice, and challenge their classmates to identify them.

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