My Problem…Your Problem…Our Problem

This My Problem…Your Problem…Our Problem lesson plan also includes:

Encourage sixth graders to take responsibility for their actions and become a problem solver. Pupils discuss new problems faced in sixth grade then identify ones that involve other people. A worksheet guides their practice in conflict resolution by answer questions regarding specific scenarios dealing with friends and family. Scholars discuss how relationship conflicts and how to obtain a resolution. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Keep your eyes out for problem solvers—point out and reward those that exhibit positive relationship skills
  • List the general questions from the worksheet—direct learners to reference them when needing help solving a problem 
  • Encourage parents and guardians to ask similar questions when conflict arises at home 
Classroom Considerations

  • This resource is the first of four lessons that take a close look at conflict resolution 
  • Beware of food items brought into class—adhere to all allergy precautions 
  • Requires copies of a one-page worksheet
Pros

  • Promotes social and emotional concepts—social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making 
  • Boosts listening and speaking skills
  • Provides a skill that benefits participants now and in the future 
Cons

  • None