Identifying Elements of Conflict

What lies at the heart of a conflict? Help pupils peel back the layers during an in-depth study of the elements of conflict. A lesson addressing peacekeeping and conflict management examines the historical, emotional, and societal components that drive conflicts across the globe.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Review a timeline of events in Uganda and guide the class in a conflict analysis
  • Have groups discuss the difference between managing a conflict they are personally experiencing and one they are not; how does their level of involvement influence their actions?
Classroom Considerations

  • Allow enough time for representatives from each group to communicate their findings with other groups
  • Part five in a 15-installment series
Pros

  • The lesson shows learners a systematic approach to conflict management
  • Group activities promote critical thinking and analysis skills
Cons

  • None
Common Core