In this lesson, students explore the reasons behind physical fighting. They complete an activity sheet that surfaces their thoughts and feelings about why people might fight, and read and discuss two articles about common reasons for fighting and good reasons not to fight. Then they revisit their earlier thinking about fights and complete an activity sheet based on what they’ve learned.
Note: Gang involvement and gang violence are complex subjects that cannot be adequately addressed or resolved as part of a single lesson about violence and fighting. If gang activity is a problem at your school, there are comprehensive, targeted programs that can be implemented to address the issue. Check with your school or district administration.
Students will be able to:
Time: 45 minutes