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UN peacekeepers Conflict Resoultion
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Overview

In this lesson, students will read and discuss proverbs about conflict, keep a conflict journal and role-play ways to resolve a variety of situations, as well as use the "Principles of Peacemakers" to negotiate settlements in world conflicts.

Learning Objectives

In this lesson, students will do the following:

  • analyze conflict proverbs and relate them to current or historic events.
  • reflect on the causes of conflicts and role-play ways to resolve the situations.
  • evaluate world situations and recommend solutions to the problems.

    Bookmark the following sites:
    http://www.esrnational.org/proverbs.htm
    http://www.un.org/Depts/dpko/dpko/home.shtml
    http://www.mincava.umn.edu/papers/Book/CarterC.asp
    http://www.csmp.org/index.htm




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    Standards

    Life Skills: Behavioral Studies
    http://www.mcrel.org/compendium/Benchmark.asp?SubjectID=20&StandardID=4
    Standard 4, Level III, Grades 6-8: Understands conflict, cooperation, and interdependence among individuals, groups, and institutions

    Life Skills: Thinking and Reasoning
    http://www.mcrel.org/compendium/Benchmark.asp?SubjectID=21&StandardID=5
    Standard 5, Level III, Grades 6-8: Applies basic trouble-shooting and problem-solving techniques

    Life Skills: Working with Others: Standard 1
    http://www.mcrel.org/compendium/Benchmark.asp?SubjectID=22&StandardID=1
    Standard 1, Level IV, Grades K-12 : Contributes to the overall effort of a group

    Life Skills: Working with Others; Standard 2
    http://www.mcrel.org/compendium/Benchmark.asp?SubjectID=22&StandardID=2
    Standard 2, Level IV, Grades K-12: Uses conflict-resolution techniques

    History: World History
    http://www.mcrel.org/compendium/Benchmark.asp?SubjectID=6&StandardID=44
    Standard 44, Level III, Grades 7-8: Understands the search for community, stability, and peace in an interdependent world

    Language Arts: Writing: Standard 1
    http://www.mcrel.org/compendium/Benchmark.asp?SubjectID=7&StandardID=1
    Standard 1, Level III, Grades 6-8: Uses the general skills and strategies of the writing process

    Language Arts: Writing: Standard 4
    http://www.mcrel.org/compendium/Benchmark.asp?SubjectID=7&StandardID=4
    Standard 4, Level III, Grades 6-8: Gathers and uses information for research purposes

    Language Arts: Reading: Standard 5
    http://www.mcrel.org/compendium/Benchmark.asp?SubjectID=7&StandardID=5
    Standard 5, Level III, Grades 6-8: Uses the general skills and strategies of the reading process

    Language Arts: Reading: Standard 6
    http://www.mcrel.org/compendium/Benchmark.asp?SubjectID=7&StandardID=6
    Standard 6, Level III, Grades 6-8: Uses reading skills and strategies to understand and interpret a variety of informational texts

    Language Arts: Listening and Speaking
    http://www.mcrel.org/compendium/Benchmark.asp?SubjectID=7&StandardID=8
    Standard 8, Level III, Grades 6-8: Uses listening and speaking strategies for different purposes



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