Identify the Resolution

Please Note: this material was created for use in a classroom, but can be easily modified for homeschooling use.

Directions: Read the situations and identify what type of conflict resolution is being used:

  1. Type:____________
    Roger and Kindra were arguing over who would get to use the box of markers. They realized that arguing was getting them nowhere, so they figured out several ways they could both use the markers. Then they chose the way they liked best.

  2. Type:____________
    Jerome, Ted, and Alfredo are supposed to put up a bulletin board display together, but they can't agree on what the theme should be. They finally went to their teacher Mr.Nunez and asked him to choose the bulletin board theme.

  3. Type:____________
    Juanita was upset because her best friend Sara walked by her this morning without saying a word. She didn't speak to Sara all day. Finally Sara got Luanita to say what was wrong. "I didn't even see you," Sara cried. "I would never walk by without saying something to you." It was all a misunderstanding.

  4. Type:____________
    Ricardo and Diana were playing on the same softball team, but they both wanted to pitch. They were shouting at each other. Finally Monty came up and helped them work outa solution to the problem.

  5. Type:____________
    Marla was being teased and called names by some kids in the class. She hated being called names. Every morning the class had a class meeting to discuss things. Marla suggested that there be a class rule against name-calling and teasing.

  6. Type:____________
    Carmen has accused Reba of stealing things out of her locker. They have taken their problem to the student court. The court is made up of a high school girl, who is the judge, and a jury of eighth- and ninth-graders. They will present evidence to the court. The jury will decide if Reba is guilty. If she is, the judge will decide her punishment.

Return to the Many Ways to Resolve Conflict lesson plan.

Adapted from Elementary Perspectives: Teaching Concepts of Peace and Conflict by William J. Kreidler.

This handout is for use in the There Are Many Ways to Resolve Conflicts lesson plan.
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