Resolving Conflict with Respect

Unit of 3 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
K
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5
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12
Subjects: 
Arts Education
Language Arts
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Social-Emotional Learning
Issue Area: 
Fairness
Focus Question 

What does it look like to hear all voices in a community? How can we respect others' right to be heard? 

 

Unit Overview 

In civil society, different people come together to form community. While differences may cause conflict, for the sake of the common good, we practice empathy and respect for others. Students respond to scenarios of differences in opinion. They learn to communicate respectfully with someone of a different opinion and to seek common ground or compromise. The lesson concludes with a service project in which the students create posters to teach these methods to the school or community. 

Photo Credit: 2013 Human Rights Training Conference by AFGE is licensed under CC by 4.0 

Service Experience 
The students create posters or other outreach to teach conflict resolution methods to the school or community. They describe the importance of hearing all voices in a community and respecting their right to be heard. 
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Resolving Conflict with Respect
Lesson 1 of 3
Grades: 
K
1
2
3
4
5

In civil society, different people come together to form community. While differences may cause conflict, for the sake of the common good, we practice empathy and respect for others. Students respond to literature about how people from different perspectives see the same thing. They learn to communicate respectfully with someone of a different opinion and to seek common ground or compromise. The lesson concludes with a service project in which the students create posters to bring people in the school or community together. 

Photo Credit: 2013 Human Rights Training Conference by AFGE is licensed under CC by 4.0 

Unit: 
Resolving Conflict with Respect
Lesson 2 of 3
Grades: 
6
7
8

In civil society, different people come together to form community. While differences may cause conflict, for the sake of the common good, we practice empathy and respect for others. Students respond to scenarios of differences in opinion. They learn to communicate respectfully with someone of a different opinion and to seek common ground or compromise. The lesson concludes with a service project in which the students create posters to teach these methods to the school or community. 

Photo Credit: 2013 Human Rights Training Conference by AFGE is licensed under CC by 4.0 

Unit: 
Resolving Conflict with Respect
Lesson 3 of 3
Grades: 
9
10
11
12

America is a culturally pluralistic nation. In other words, America is comprised of smaller groups within the larger society. These groups maintain their cultural identities, values and practices within the larger construct of the laws and values of the wider society. Although this is the strength of America, it has produced conflicts in our history and today. Conflict is not inevitable and knowing the proper means to communicate and resolve issues can mitigate many problems. This lesson will entail students evaluating the roots of conflicts and methods on how to resolve conflict with respect.