Lesson 1: Conflict Among Nations
Learning Targets and Language Objectives
- I can evaluate the causes and effects of issues that lead to conflict among (or within) nations.
- I can evaluate people’s viewpoints related to issues that lead to conflict among (or within) nations.
- I will analyze sources to assess [evaluate] the causes, effects and people’s viewpoints [perceptions] related to issues that lead to conflict and summarize my research in a completed graphic organizer and a group presentation.
- Think about a time when you have been very angry, upset, or hurt. Perhaps you blamed someone else for causing that emotion.
- Brainstorm a list of reasons people get into conflicts with another.
- Discuss your list with a partner, be prepared to share one or more of the ideas you discussed.
As we view the map on Global Conflicts, what patterns do you see?
Where are the worst conflicts?
What trends do you observe on the second map?
In which regions do conflicts seem to be getting worse quickly?
Why do you think there does not seem to be any improvement in these conflict areas?
Using the Global Conflict Tracker website, work with your assigned group to examine three examples of current global conflicts.
Each person in the group should complete the WGS_Examining Global Conflict_Unit 8 handout summarizing three separate examples of conflict.
Work together as a group to complete this part of the lesson.
Press Conference on Global ConflictA News Team works together to develop information for broadcast. Your team should use your research on global conflict to develop information for a “televised” conference on Instances of Conflict around the Globe.
Work with your partner(s) to create a digital presentation (PowerPoint, Prezi, PowToon, Animoto, Voki, CrazyTalk [which creates virtual 3D talking animations], or another app of your choice). You will use the research from the WGS_Examining Global Conflict_Unit 8 handout and from the Global Conflict Tracker website to create your presentation.
Questions your presentation should address include:
What Countries Are Currently At War?
Is War Over? — A Paradox Explained
- When you have completed your presentation post the link or the PowerPoint on the Class Discussion Board. Remember to include the names of the group members and the conflict in the title of the post.
- Each student should view at least two presentations other than your own and comment on the examples conflict among (or sometimes within) nations.
- Each student should also submit the completed WGS_Examining Global Conflict_Unit 8 handout as an assignment in the Hub.
Revisit the Learning Targets and complete the post-assessment, citing evidence in the last column.