Advanced Mediation Practice

What will become of the giraffes of Amali? Pupils participate in a large scale role-playing activity to study the art of conflict mediation. The lesson engages participants in the struggle between two countries and the animals caught between them. Individuals gain practice in identifying needs and wants as well as compromising strategies.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Add to the scenario by creating a map of the fictitious land to display as the mediation plays out
  • Encourage students to focus on how their characters would react to different events during the mediation and respond accordingly
Classroom Considerations

Pros

  • The scenario is detailed and full of emotional content
  • Excellent preparation materials ensure everyone knows their role and the procedure for the mediation
Cons

  • None
Common Core