On Monday we presented what we found out about our research topics.
How can we peacefully resolve conflicts between poachers and rangers?
Why do people kill animals for fun?
Why do they kill animals for money?
What can be done?
The class decided that they could tell people they know not to buy ivory, rhino tusks or animal furs. Also they decided companies could set up factories or offices in countries with poaching problems so poachers can get good jobs and support their families without killing wildlife.
How can people peacefully resolve inner conflicts?
What are emotions? Are they good or bad? How can you control them?
The group decided they were going to try using Kelso's Choices, such as walking away and cooling off when they feel angry or upset. They also suggested talking to a friend, parent, teacher, or sibling if feeling stressed, anxious or depressed. They made posters about emotions.
How can we peacefully resolve group conflicts and stop countries going to war?
The class learned that war can be avoided through peace talks. The group also decided that voters should be careful who they vote for as some people just want power, and that can be dangerous. To make their lives more peaceful, the group said it's important to be caring and open-minded.
How can conflicts be peacefully resolved at school?
What kind of conflicts do people have at school?
How do they resolve them right now?
As the group discovered most students asked their parents for help with conflicts they decided to make signs to put up around school spreading awareness about our conflict resolution box.