Responding to Conflict: Negotiation Role-Play

After a lesson plan like this one, your class won't hesitate to negotiate! Pupils pair up and negotiate opposing sides of a conflict during the ninth installment in a 15-part series. Once they determine their wants and needs, individuals strategize to reach a solution that is agreeable to both parties.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Take advantage of the in-class group preparation option to boost students' confidence as they prepare for their negotiations
  • Assign roles so opposing sides are evenly matched to give scholars confidence for their first negotiation
Classroom Considerations

  • Approach the lesson after learners have completed the prior one that concerns identifying wants and needs
Pros

  • Scenario is a great way to introduce the class to the bigger-picture problems in the Kosovo region
  • The included worksheets are well-written and provide structure in creating an argument
Cons

  • None
Common Core