Subject: SEL (Social-Emotional Learning)

Lesson Length: 15 - 20 mins

Topic: Conflict Resolution

Grade Level: 4, 5, 6

Standards / Framework:

Brief Description: Students will read a conflict comic and discuss conflict resolution.

Know Before You Start: Knowing what conflict is and being familiar with some resolution strategies will be helpful.

Hook: Have students think of a conflict they recently had at home or at school. Have them give a thumbs up if they handled the conflict well, thumb in the middle if they handled it so-so, or thumb down if it was challenging to handle.

Discuss some helpful ways to resolve conflicts. 

Activity: Have students read the comic about a conflict between peers. Have students record their thoughts on the following reflection questions: 

  • What is this story’s conflict?

  • What do the main characters want?

  • How can the characters work together to bring success to the situation?

  • Would you have handled this conflict differently? If so, how?


  • Have students share their answers with the class and discuss. 

  • Reflect on how different people handle the conflict differently. Highlight that there is no wrong way to handle conflict as long as it’s kind, appropriate and an agreement is made.


  • Provide sentence frames as needed for conversation and writing.

  • Print out questions for students to answer on paper. 

  • Provide visuals of conflict resolution strategies.


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