Lesson Plan, Unit


In this unit, students will gain a greater understanding of conflict and its implications on life. The reading of short stories, biographies, and newspaper articles will guide the students in exploring the understandings that conflict brings about change, conflict is a catalyst of fiction, and that conflicts in literature can be applicable to our own lives. Performance task #1 invites students to delve into a newspaper article identifying the essential component of every story, (Does every story have a conflict?) conflict. The purpose is to locate the conflict and arrive at the conclusion that conflict is the determining factor of the opinions cast on its effect. Students will then learn that conflict does not always have to be bad and that it can be a venue in which we can learn. This will specifically be highlighted in the performance task #2, where students create a peer mediation role play. The purpose of this assessment is to think of a real world conflict, one that is personal to their lives, and to develop a plan of action that solves the conflict in a beneficial way. Thus, allowing them to see that conflicts, which at first appear to be negative, can be turned around for the betterment of those involved.Repository CitationPhillips, Erin, "Conflicts in Literature" (2006). Understanding by Design: Complete Collection. Paper 16.http://digitalcommons.trinity.edu/educ_understandings/16Creative Commons LicenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License.


  • Language Arts > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8


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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2016-05-31.

Component Ratings:

Standards Alignment: 3
Subject Matter: 3
Support Steaching: 3
Assessments Quality: 3
Instructional Quality: 3
Deeper Learning: 3

Reviewer Comments:

Support Steaching: As part of the Understanding by Design curriculum, this comprehensive resource addresses all aspects of teaching and learning.
Assessments Quality: Performance tasks are included in this resource that require higher level thinking and clear demonstration of proficiency.
Instructional Quality: This resource provides numerous links to articles or exercises to build skills and reinforce concepts. These can be used as practice exercises as needed. The variety of articles and authors add richness to the learning potential of this resource.

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