Identifying Conflicts

When viewpoints collide, conflict arises. Can your pupils identify the components of conflict? The fourth in a series of 15 lessons about peacebuilding helps participants identify the underlying causes of conflict. Teams role play to determine the needs and wants of their characters, then analyze conflicts recreated by other groups.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Extend the lesson by having groups create their own conflict scenarios
  • Distribute articles about global conflicts and have learners determine the root of the problem
Classroom Considerations

  • Groups of three work best for the role-playing exercise; a fourth person could act as a director
Pros

  • Role playing helps students understand conflict on an emotional level
  • The resource contains printables and links to additional material
Cons

  • None
Common Core