Defining Conflict

Before there can be peace, we have to understand conflict. Introduce the concept of conflict through a two-part activity that combines discussion, collaboration, and writing. The first in a 15-part series examines the multiple meanings of conflict, why different people view conflict in unique ways, and historical views of conflict.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups complete a gallery walk to examine other groups' ideas of conflict
  • Use the Exit Passes as a formative assessment
Classroom Considerations

  • Opt for white boards and markers to reduce the materials load for the lesson
  • Allow pupils to group themselves or use one of the grouping options within the teacher's guide

  • The teacher's guide is very organized and includes all printables, pacing guidelines, and extension activities
  • Content is very meaningful and perfect for the middle school age group

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