In a few words, how would you describe conflict?
"Explore a challenge or conflict at the local, national or global level and discuss how the chosen challenge or conflict affects different groups"
History: What examples do we have of famous conflicts?
Different types of conflicts: Conflict of interest Conflict of values Conflict of interest: about the distribution of limited resources, for example access to clean drinking water, minerals or other natural resources. Conflict of values: About what is perceived as right or wrong. Religious, ideological or cultural differences might be the reason for conflict. What would you classify the following conflicts as? Israel-Palestine The Islamic State Ukraine-Russia
Types of conflict
Two types International armed conflict: Armed conflict between two or more international actors - known as war. Non-international armed conflict: Conflict between a state and one or more non-state groups - known as civil war.
There are many agreements between countries that are made in order to prevent conflicts. However, they are not binding in the same way as national legislation is. Countries have law enforcement, but there is no such thing for the international community. There are many organizations who work for peace and human rights, such as the UN. There is a constant struggle between order and cooperation on one side, and power and influence on the other.
A lack of rules?
Work together in pairs: What strategies can you use to effectively resolve a conflict with a classmate or friend?
Spend 15 minutes researching a conflict that is ongoing today and look to answer the following questions: 1. Who are the involved parties? 2. Why is there conflict? 3. How does the conflict affect people?
Brain break: Draw a bunny flying a jetpack over a city made of carrots. You have two minutes!
What is the definition of conflict?
- A struggle between two opposing forces
- An agreement between two parties
- A peaceful resolution to a disagreement
Which of these organizations work for peace, human rights etc.?
Has international tension and conflict risen in recent years?