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Resolve Conflicts

conflictHas this ever happened to you?

It’s recess time and two students want to play with the same ball. When the bell rings, another group of children argue over who is first in line. Meanwhile nearby a student quietly weeps after being called a name.

You can use the newspaper to help students develop strategies to Resolve Conflicts.


Cooperation means working together towards a common goal. Ask your students to look through the newspaper to find an article that shows people cooperating. Why does this make a difference? List the characteristics people show when they are cooperating? How does each characteristic help the situation?

Values We Share

Values are basic beliefs or standards which an individual or society live by. Have students find examples in the newspaper of groups or individuals demonstrating their value system. Does your community share certain values?

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