Empathy and Communication: Negotiating and Compromising. Lesson 3 part 2. Empathy and Communication: Negotiating and Compromising. Last time we learned how to use the Action Steps for problem solving with others
Lesson 3 part 2
Character A and Character B are in the same group of friends. There is a friend in their group that is saying mean things and spreading rumors about others in their group.
Character A: you don’t want to be around people who bully. You want to take a break from this group of friends.
Character B: you don’t like to be around people who bully. You want to say something to the friend who is being mean and spreading rumors.
Character A is an 8th grader. Character B is a 6th grader. The two characters want to sit at the same lunch table with their own friends. There is only room for one of them. They disagree about who has the right to sit there.
Character A: you think that as an 8th grader you automatically have the right to use the table. The 8th graders always sit there at lunch time. You also think that being the older student gives you more privileges. Since there are other tables, you think 6th graders should sit somewhere else.
Character B: you think that since you got there first, you have the right to sit there with your friends. You think things should be fair and equal between 6th and 8th graders. Just because 8th graders have always sat there, it does not mean they automatically have the right to sit there, especially if they don’t get there first. You think you should get the chance to sit at the table.