Conflict Lesson-Part 1
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Slide 2 - Lesson Objectives
- Essential Question(s): Is conflict necessary?
- By the end of the lesson, you should be able to:
- Define conflict, protagonist, and antagonist
- Explain and identify the 4 different types of conflict.
- State Standards:
- E08.A-K.1.1 Demonstrate understanding of key ideas and details in literature.
- Student Terms: Understand main ideas and details when reading.
Slide 3 - Vocabulary
- Man vs. man
- Man vs. self
- Man vs. nature
- Man vs. society
- Let’s review our vocab terms, class!
Slide 4 - What is Conflict?
- A conflict is a problem that the main character or characters face.
- The main character can also be known as the protagonist or the “good guy”
- An arctic adventurer struggles to survive hunger and cold.
- A brother and sister fight over control of the television.
- Every story worth reading has a conflict.
- If there is no conflict, there is no tension.
- Some stories has multiple conflicts.
Slide 5 - Conflict is a struggle or problem faced by the main character or protagonist
- Conflict drives the plot of the a story.
- Conflict can be negative, but it can also be positive
- Quick Review
Slide 6 - Types of Conflict
Slide 7 - Break it down!
Slide 8 - Man vs. Man
- The character faces opposition or disagreement from another person or group of people.
- Two girls compete for the same role in the school play.
- A ninja warrior fights a rival clan to avenge his master's death.
Slide 9 - Man vs. Self
- The main character faces an internal struggle.
- A young man goes through hard times after losing his father in a car accident.
- An Olympic athlete pushes his performance to the limit despite his physical disability
Slide 10 - Man vs. Nature
- The main character struggles against animals, the elements, or other natural forces.
- A castaway washes up on an island and must learn to survive with the available resources.
- A ship captain pursues a great white whale through stormy seas.
Slide 11 - Man vs. Society
- The main character or group of characters battles against traditions, institutions, or laws.
- A student takes his fight against the school dress code all the way to the Supreme Court.
- A group of students protest in front of a university known for its unfair and racially motivated admission practices.