Reflection: Intrinsic Motivation Character vs. Self Conflicts - Section 1: How does a character show conflict with self?


The effectiveness of this lesson preview was evident when a student shared her brilliant analysis that she saw inner conflict with Ariel on the "Little Mermaid".   Ariel struggled to make a difficult choice of leaving her family to be with her prince. I was awed that this student got this concept so quickly.

Another student described a movie when Batman had to make a decision whether to stay and fight crimes or begin a new life retired from being a crime fighter. The student added that this was a difficult choice for Batman because he cared so much to make the world a safer place.  Another unexpected response that indicated to me this lesson made a powerful impact.

  This lesson made a powerful impact on my students.
  Intrinsic Motivation: This lesson made a powerful impact on my students.
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Character vs. Self Conflicts

Unit 6: Challenging Characters
Lesson 3 of 8

Objective: SWBAT describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

Big Idea: Conflict may be internal or external. This lesson focuses on the internal conflict that characters have with themselves. Character perspectives are explored to understand this type of conflict.

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