ALEX Lesson Plan



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Author:Mary Cagle
System: Huntsville City
School: Virgil Grissom High School
  General Lesson Information  
Lesson Plan ID: 13239




This lesson will help students recognize basic needs and how they relate to our interactions with others. Conflicts, while normal occurrences, can negatively affect relationships. Role playing will give students an opportunity to practice more appropriate behaviors which will help students meet their needs without escalating the conflict.

 Associated Standards and Objectives 
Content Standard(s):
Counseling and Guidance
CG (2003)
Grade: K-12
75 ) C:C2.2 - learn how to use conflict management skills with peers and adults

Counseling and Guidance
CG (2003)
Grade: K-12
103 ) PS:B1.6 - know how to apply conflict-resolution skills

Counseling and Guidance
CG (2003)
Grade: K-12
119 ) PS:C1.10 - learn techniques for managing stress and conflict

Local/National Standards:


Primary Learning Objective(s):

Students will be able to recognize personal needs and differentiate between behaviors which will more effectively resolve conflict rather than escalate conflict.

Additional Learning Objective(s):

 Preparation Information 

Total Duration:

31 to 60 Minutes

Materials and Resources:

"How Did I End Up Here? Student workbook from Peace Education Foundation (Information for this lesson was drawn from this resource and the actual workbook may be used with students to further extend the lesson at a later time.)

Technology Resources Needed:

12 Minute Full Length Video from APTPlus "CHOKE!" Power Point Presentation


1.)Begin by asking these essential questions: a. What is conflict? b. What are some examples of conflict that students experience either at home or at school? c. Is it okay to disagree with others? d. What feelings do you experience when you disagree with others? e. Do your needs influence your feelings? f. Can the way you react to those feelings have an effect on escalating or de-escalating conflict?

2.)View 12 minute Video from APTPLUS called "CHOKE!"
This is Alabama Public Television's premier site for video clips and other educational materials.

3.)Present Conflict Resolution Power Point activity. See attached.

4.)Select students to act out the three role playing scenarios given on the last page of the Power Point activity. Other students in the class will critique both positive and negative aspects of body language, choice of words, and tone of voice used by those role playing each scenario.

5.)Students will complete the Conflict Resolution Assessment. Teacher will grade. See Attached.

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Assessment Strategies

Students will complete the Conflict Resolution Assessment. Teacher will grade. See attached





Each area below is a direct link to general teaching strategies/classroom accommodations for students with identified learning and/or behavior problems such as: reading or math performance below grade level; test or classroom assignments/quizzes at a failing level; failure to complete assignments independently; difficulty with short-term memory, abstract concepts, staying on task, or following directions; poor peer interaction or temper tantrums, and other learning or behavior problems.

Presentation of Material Environment
Time Demands Materials
Attention Using Groups and Peers
Assisting the Reluctant Starter Dealing with Inappropriate Behavior
Be sure to check the student's IEP for specific accommodations.