Defining Conflict

Conflict is everywhere—but is it avoidable? The first activity in a series of 15 peacebuilding lessons examines the nature of conflict at home, school, and across the world. Learners develop a definition of conflict through group work and whole-class discussion.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask groups to create a short skit about the conflict they discussed
  • Have groups research conflicts online if computers are available and you are short on print resources
Classroom Considerations

  • Set up the opening activity prior to class by writing the word conflict and the descriptive categories on the whiteboard or overhead
Pros

  • Contains several different assessment options and extension activities
  • Activities give the class a big picture idea of conflict by discussing it on a personal, community, and global level
Cons

  • None
Common Core