Conflict Resolution Drama

Research shows that practicing pro-social behaviors is essential to internalizing these dispositions. Have youth form small groups of two to four. Hand out a sample age-typical conflict. Tell them they must create two skits. One skit will demonstrate how not to solve a conflict through the incorporation of   words that utilize anger and blame, show lack of respect and a failure to listen and acknowledge words and feelings. The other skit will demonstrate how to best solve a conflict through the use of conflict resolution tools such as: “I” Statements, Active Listening, and Reframing. These conflicts can be dramatized versions of history in a social studies class or be used with math and economics to understand labor history, allocation of resources, or class conflicts.