Section 1: Lesson Objectives for Teaching about Diplomacy Concepts. Clicking on this resource link leads you to the following 10 items: (A) Character Traits Addressed, (B) Conflict Resolution Strategies Addressed, (C) Other Concepts Addressed, (D) Cognitive/Instructional Objectives, (E) Emotional Objectives, (F) Behavioral Objectives, (G) Glossary Of Terms, (H) Lesson Length, (I) Links for Teaching Posters for Classroom Use, (J) Links for all the Diplomacy stories and lesson plans.
Character Traits Addressed
* Being a Good Citizen
* Caring & Giving
* Respecting & Valuing Self
* Respecting & Valuing Others
* Tolerance & Allowing
* Justice & Fairness
* Valuing & Respecting Authority
Conflict Resolution Strategies Addressed
* Basic Needs
* Three Outcomes of Conflict: WIN-WIN, WIN-LOSE, LOSE-LOSE
* Passive, Aggressive, & Assertive Responses to Conflict
* Diplomacy and the use of I Messages
Other Concepts Addressed
* Critical-Thinking Skills
* Oral-Speaking Practice
a. Student will learn the meaning of diplomacy and how to be diplomatic.
b. Students will learn the value of being assertive (diplomatic) rather than being aggressive (yelling rudely) with authority figures.
c. Students will learn when it might be appropriate to “eat crow” with teachers and other significant adults in their lives.
a. I value authority figures in my life such as teachers, parents, and principals; therefore, I will make certain that my words (and tone of voice) are diplomatic rather than rude.
b. I want authority figures to like and respect me; therefore, I control how I speak to them.
a. Students will decrease the number of times they speak to an adult with rudeness.
b. Students will increase the number of times they are diplomatic with authority figures.
c. Students will increase the number of times they choose to “eat crow” with teachers instead of being rude or disrespectful.
Glossary of Terms:
DIPLOMACY & BEING DIPLOMATIC is treating others with politeness and respect. It is also the usage of I Messages. People around you are able to save face and feel safe and comfortable to be around you.
AUTHORITY FIGURES are people who have power over you like parents, teachers, principals, etc.
Lesson Length: 2 to 4 class periods
Step 1: Introductory K-W-L MODEL Discussion (K & W Questions)
Step 2: Teacher Reads Story to Class
Step 3: Popcorn Review
Step 4: Act out Scripted Role-Play
Step 5: Six Bloom’s Taxonomy Discussion Questions
Step 6: Wrap-Up K-W-L MODEL Discussion (L Question)
Teaching Posters for Classroom Use
* K-W-L Model
* ‘I Message’ Sentence Starters
* 5 Basic Needs
* Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs
* 3 Outcomes to Conflict: WIN-WIN, WIN-LOSE, LOSE-LOSE
* 3 Responses to Conflict: Passive, Aggressive, & Assertive
* Good Character Traits
First Lesson In Diplomacy
* Diplomacy Story
* Diplomacy Lesson Plan (grades 4-8) (coming soon)