Responding to Conflict: Negotiation—Identifying Wants and Needs

Let's make a deal! Are real negotiations as simple as they are in the game show? Scholars learn the art of negotiation during the 8th lesson in a series of 15. The activity kicks off with a fun group negotiation, then explores the topic through a mix of individual and group assignments.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the homework assignment to assess learning
  • Have learners write a position statement about the relief aid truck scenario and defend it against someone with a different opinion
Classroom Considerations

  • Make sure you are crystal clear concerning the differences between wants and needs to avoid confusion
Pros

  • The opener is innovative in its approach to reaching an agreement through negotiation
  • Teacher's guide contains printables and a variety of tips for tailoring the lesson to your class's needs
Cons

  • None
Common Core