ERIC Number: ED214843
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Teaching about Conflict: Northern Ireland. Cultural Studies Series, Volume 5.
Johnson, Jacquelyn S.
This teaching guide contains 20 activities for students in grades 6-9 on the topic of conflict in Northern Ireland. These materials can be adapted to lower and higher grade levels. Objectives are to examine the conflict in Northern Ireland, to discern ways a conflict escalates and can be peacefully solved, and to compare the perceptions of the different groups engaged in the conflict. These are activity-centered materials. For example, using post cards from both countries, students compare cultural and geographic aspects of their state to Ireland. Students improve geographic skills as they sketch Ireland on a map of their own state. They examine primary resources collected in Ireland as they assess the perceptions and act out the roles of the various groups involved in the conflict, attempting to resolve the conflict peacefully. An affective component is provided for students as they view a slide-tape about the conflict and discuss human rights. Each activity contains an introduction, a list of objectives, information on the time required for the activity, and a statement about the materials needed. A step-by-step listing of the teaching procedures is included. Materials to accompany the activity are provided, optional activities are suggested, and additional resource materials are listed. (Author/NE)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Activities, Map Skills, Modern History, Problem Solving, Social Cognition, Teaching Guides
Center for Teaching International Relations, University of Denver, Denver, CO 80208 ($14.95 plus $2.00 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Denver Univ., CO. Graduate School of International Studies.; Denver Univ., CO. School of Education.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Denver Univ., CO. Center for Teaching International Relations.
Identifiers: Northern Ireland
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