Everyone’s a Winner
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Everyones a WinnerA Study of Conflict and MediationIntroduction Task ProcessEvaluation Conclusion
GoalsStudents will be able to:Ask questions and explore theoriesHave opportunities to generate new ideasDevelop the essential skills of logical thinking, creative problem solving, intellectual risk taking, and communicatingBecome familiar with various techniques of mediation and conflict resolution strategiesGain awareness of current conflicts, nationally and internationally
IntroductionYou are running for President in the year 2014. As part of the election process, you must be educated on current controversial topics and possible future conflicts. More importantly, you must decide where you stand on these issues. The future of our world could be in your hands. Learn from the past and prepare for the future.
TaskFirst, you will explore conflict and resolution in your own life. Then, you will explore conflicts in our country and around the world. Finally, as a group you will choose a controversial topic to explore in depth. Your group will prepare for a debate in which you will present your information. At the end of the debate, you will be expected to reach an agreement with the opposing group.
What is mediation?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sh5t47H_glw&tracker=False
Process Step OneThink of conflicts in your everyday life? What are some examples? How do you resolve the conflict?
Write a personal narrative or a play illustrating a conflict you have experienced and how it was resolved.
Process- Step TwoVisit the following website:http://library.thinkquest.org/11572/cc/index.html
Choose three court cases to examine.Consider the following:What were the issues at stake?What were the differing opinions in each case? How were the issues resolved?Have the issues been disputed again? How?Has there been a difference in more recent resolutions?
Process Step ThreeWhat can you tell me about international conflicts?
Visit the following website:http://www.conflicthistory.com/#/period/1962-1970Create an illustrated timeline summarizing 5 of the conflicts - http://www.dipity.com/ (username: MsWiz Password: 12345
Can you think of alternative solutions?
Process Step FourCloningAnimal ExperimentationVaccines for kidsPrayer in schoolsVideo games and violenceAlternative energy vs fossil fuelsCapital Punishment Gun Control Year-Round School
Use the following links to explore these topics. http://www.sac.edu/students/library/nealley/websites/controversial.htm#medical
You will be divided into small groups based on your interests. You will then be split by your opinions. Once you are in your group, list what information you need to know in order to effectively be a part of a conflict resolution meeting. Begin your research log. What interests you???
Process Step FiveFirst, your group must create a research proposal including the following:
Guiding questionsResearch components
Process - Cloning Use the following links to help you with your research.http://www.redoakisd.org/roi-library http://www.bioethics.net/articles.php?viewCat=2&articleId=31 http://www.bioethics.net/articles.php?viewCat=2&articleId=54 http://www.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/Human_Genome/elsi/cloning.shtml http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/tech/cloning/whatiscloning/ http://www.buzzle.com/articles/pros-and-cons-of-cloning.html http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/life/genetic/cloning.htm http://www.eurekascience.com/ICanDoThat/cloning.htm
Process Animal Experimentation
Process VaccinesUse the following links to help you with your research.
http://www.redoakisd.org/roi-library http://vaccines.procon.org/ http://kidshealth.org/parent/general/body/vaccine.html http://www.cbn.com/CBNnews/204991.aspx http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2010-05-04-vaccines04_ST_N.htm http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=childhood-vaccines-cleared-of-autism-diabetes-link-new-report http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/vaccines/CC00014
Process - Cloning
Process Video Games and Violence
Process Gun Control
Process Prayer in School
Process Year-Round School
Process Capital Punishment
Process Alternative Fuels vs Fossil Fuels
Examples of guiding questionsWhat is the point of view on this topic of a person in my role? Do I share or disagree with that point of view?How will this issue best be mediated?Who will the people be on the other side of the issue?Is there a middle ground on the issue or are their compromises which can be made from the perspective of my role?What would a concession look like from my side?What are the future impacts of varying decisions on the issue?
Research ComponentsThe issue to be resolvedThe three to five guiding questions you will investigate, as well as hypothetical answers to those questions from the perspective of your role.Resources you will need to find answers to questions, such as primary and secondary sources, correspondence with experts on the subject, etc (These should be specific websites, articles, etcdont forget GALE database)
Research LogYour research log contains resources used and notes from each source. (Should be completed in Microsoft word)Remember to use EasyBib and ask me if you need help.
Research Log ExampleReseach LogTopic
EXAMPLE: Source 1
"The evidence is in." Good Housekeeping Dec. 2010: 117. Student Resource Center - Junior. Web. 1 Apr. 2011.
Information: 1. 2.3.
MLA Citation"Playing Politics." Electronic Gaming Monthly 1 Aug. 2007. Student Resource Center - Junior. Web. 1 Apr. 2011.
EvaluationYou will present a well organized PowerPoint to the class demonstrating the knowledge you gained through the research process.
Remember the following:You must be prepared for counterargumentAll sources must be cited on each slideYour last slide must list all sources in MLA format (Works Cited Page)You must be prepared to come up with a solution to RESOLVE the problem.You must be prepared to answer questions from the audience.
PowerPointCreative and NeatShould address guiding questions and other research that supports your claimMay contain other interesting facts EVERY SLIDE SHOULD HAVE A CITATION AT THE BOTTOM!!!! Citation may be the authors last name and publishing date (Wisdom, 2000), it may be the title of the article (Video Games and Violence), or the website. I prefer the author and publishing date, but if the information is not available you may document using the title or website.
Bibliography Your final slide should be a collection of all of your resources. You should have 3-5 resources
- Bibliography Example"The evidence is in." Good Housekeeping Dec. 2010: 117. Student Resource Center - Junior. Web. 1 Apr. 2011.