In this activity, students will practice one of the ways to resolve conflict by completing a scenario you or another classmate has created. The example above will be copied into your teacher account when you click "Use This Assignment", and you can tailor it as necessary and add it as a template for students to complete. Students can choose which way they would like to resolve the conflict, and explain why they selected that method.
Think about the other person as a person. Acknowledge people are imperfect, make mistakes, and entitled to their own opinions builds understanding for reasons behind actions or behaviors.
Listen with the intent to understand perspective as opposed to respond.
When emotions are involved from both parties, sometimes logic is ignored, which makes conflict more difficult to manage. Some scenarios call for a time of no communication or interaction in order to resolve conflict effectively.
Having common ground with a person or persons you're in conflict with enhances respect and humanizes them.
Without understanding the perspective of others, you may interpret their reactions or actions incorrectly.
While it’s important to address and not ignore conflict, conflict might not always be resolved or may take a long period of time. Prioritizing your thoughts and energy into other things and moving on from the conflict or scenario may be the only option.
Grade Level 6-12
Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
Type of Assignment Individual or Partner
(These instructions are completely customizable. After clicking "Use This Assignment With My Students", update the instructions on the Edit Tab of the assignment.)
Complete a story with one of the different ways to resolve a conflict.
(Modify this basic rubric by clicking the link below. You can also create your own on Quick Rubric.)
The cell used exemplary school-appropriate scenes, characters, and text to convey the main character using a resolution strategy. The communication between the characters reinforces successful resolution to conflict.
The cell used adequate school-appropriate scenes, characters, and text to convey the main character using a resolution strategy.
The cell used inappropriate scenes, characters, and text. The main character did not use a successful resolution strategy.
The description effectively explains a method of conflict resolution. The description also defines the conflict in the student's own words.
The description adequately explains a method of conflict resolution.
The description fails to explain a method of conflict resolution.
There are few to no grammar or spelling mistakes.
There are some grammar or spelling mistakes, but understanding of content is clear.
There are too many grammar or spelling mistakes, creating an unclear understanding of content.
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