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?

Closure:

  • 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.

Differentiation:

  • 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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