We have started a new unit with the central idea " Finding peaceful resolutions to conflicts lead to a better quality of life".
Yesterday in groups we created scenarios with conflicts and resolutions in them. After we acted them out, the class tried to identify what the conflict was, what the cause of the conflict had been, and how the conflict had been resolved.
Conflict: When a boy is not included in play, he gets angry and the groups start insulting and being unkind to each other.
Cause: The boy feels left out. He wants to play with his friend, but his friend is playing with someone else.
Resolution: The boy realises he is being unkind and starts complimenting his friends instead. The group allow him to play with them.
Conflict: A boy doesn't have anyone to play with so he gets attention in negative ways by insulting his friends.
Cause: He feels lonely, left out.
Resolution: Instead of getting angry, his friends explain that he has done is unkind. The boy then explains that he feels left out and his friends include him.
Conflict: When two girls try to befriend a new girl at school, she is unkind and insults them.
Cause: The new girl may be very competitive. She may want to feel like she is the best at everything.
She also may feel insecure. She may build herself up by being unkind to others.
Resolution: Instead of getting upset, the two girls explain to their new classmate that she is being unkind. They continue to show her kindness and give her compliments, and the new girl later reciprocates. They become friends.
Conflict: When one girl won't let another play, they insulting each other.
Cause: The girl is angry, because she cannot join the group.
Solution: Both girls apologise and play together.