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P4C Conflict 1

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
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,
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
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
Does this information help you? Are there words you
need to look up?
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?
 What other examples can you think of?
 Is war more serious than two companies enduring
 Make a list or draw pictures to show different types of
 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
"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
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?
 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
 Do you think that there will ever be a world without conflict?
What is conflict?
Any answers?
How can conflict arise?
Is war necessary?
How can we justify conflict?
Does war always happen?