Extension Activities

Relationship Skills | Grades 9-12

Learning Goal 3: Identifies and demonstrates approaches to addressing interpersonal conflict.

Go back: Core Ed.

Go back: Intervention Ed.

Benchmark 1: Evaluate and reflect on their role in a conflict and use this information to inform their behavior in the future.

Take it further — integrate!

Routinely use a conflict resolution formula with students.

Benchmark 2: Demonstrate an ability to co-exist civilly in the face of unresolved conflict.

Take it further — integrate!

  • Explore literature and biographies of characters who have dealt with unresolved conflict. Routinely ask students how these characters or figures co-existed civilly in the face of unresolved conflict.

  • Show various videos about unresolved conflict and how people can co- exist with it.

Benchmark 3: Access conflict resolution resources.

Take it further — integrate!

  • Ask students to research resources in their school to help resolve conflicts.

  • Create a list of resources available to students.

Benchmark 4: Describe and apply negotiation skills.

Take it further — integrate!

  • Model good negotiation skills.

  • Have students do a research project on effective negotiation. Present reports to class. Together as a class, identify a simple and effective negotiation formula. Allow students to role play using the negotiation formula. Post the formula in class.

  • Encourage students to use the negotiation strategy when they need to negotiate. Provide authentic feedback when you notice them using good negotiation skills.

  • Students engage in debate on various topics that students choose.