Conflict What is conflict? How can conflict arise? Is war necessary? The direction of this lesson is decided by you… there is no Nod y Wers Which of these five images best shows the idea of conflict and why? What can you see? Questions to consider… What do you think is happening in this photo? Where do you think they are? What do you think is the purpose of conflict? How do you think they are feeling? Can we justify war? The Trenches The trenches 24th December 1914 Ypres, Belgium What is happening here? Late on Christmas Eve 1914, men of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) heard German troops in the trenches opposite them singing carols and patriotic songs and saw lanterns and small fir trees along their trenches. Messages began to be shouted between the trenches. The following day, British and German soldiers met in no man's land and exchanged gifts, took photographs and some played impromptu games of football. They also buried casualties and repaired trenches and dugouts. After Boxing Day, meetings in no man's land dwindled out. Does this information help you? Are there words you need to look up? Rules We respect everyone’s views even if we disagree. If we want to talk or add something we wait to speak. We listen to each other. All ideas are valid. What do you think conflict is? (Discuss in groups and make notes) What makes something a conflict? Are there some actions of conflict we should avoid? Why? Are there some circumstances where conflict is the only action? Why? How is conflict settled? War Contract What other examples can you think of? Is war more serious than two companies enduring conflict? Make a list or draw pictures to show different types of conflict. Number them and put them in priority order no. 1 being the most serious. Quotes about COnflict “War is when the young and stupid are tricked by the older and bitter into killing each other.” – Niko Bellic "War is what happens when language fails." ― Margaret Atwood “War is merely the continuation of politics by other means” – Carl Von Clausewitz "Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime." "Only the dead have seen the end of war." ― Ernest Hemingway ― Plato Which quote do you agree with and why? Discuss choices with a partner Lets go back - Which of these five images best shows the idea of justice and why? Did you change your mind at all? Conflict Think, Pair, Share How should conflict be avoided? Should people fight to settle a dispute One person to record ideas, another to feedback to the class Group Debate Discuss your findings taking in turns to give your views and state whether or not you agree (if not why?) Is there anything similar between the ideas of your opposition group? Do you think that there will ever be a world without conflict? Conflict What is conflict? Any answers? How can conflict arise? Is war necessary? How can we justify conflict? Does war always happen?