|Joseph and Cinderella||Grade||Time|
|9Adar Conflict Resolution and Purim||3-5||40-45 min|
|How can we solve a conflict when the characters involved all have different perspectives on the conflict?|
|Joseph story and text study
Story of Gad
Cinderella story text study
Cinderella is So Annoying!
Markers, crayons, colored pencils, paper
Costumes: Joseph, Jacob, a couple brothers, Cinderella, step-sisters, step-mother
(Students will be able to…)
|Identify the feelings and needs behind the conflicts
Understand that different characters have different perspectives
Generate creative solutions for resolving conflicts cooperatively
| Read Cinderella or Joseph story
Read excerpt/s from Cinderella is So Annoying! (see resources)
or Gad’s story text study
|Read over either story.
Have students identify (can be done in chart):
1. What is the conflict in the story?
2. How do the main characters feel about the conflict?
3. What does each of those characters want and need?
Have each student pick a character and draw the conflict from that character’s perspective. Then assign them another character and have the student draw out the new perspective. No words. Have students discuss/present how their two pictures are different.
Assign students characters. Each student draws the perspective of their character. When all have finished, post the pictures and have students compare them
|Discussion: Ask students to come up with suggestions of how each character could have acted differently in order to avoid creating a conflict. Students pick their three favorite suggestions through debate and then reenact the conflict with the changes.
| Joseph lesson: Short writing exercise—retell the story from Judah’s perspective
Cinderella lesson: Short writing exercise—retell the story from the step-sisters’ perspective
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