ERIC Number: ED247155
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug-20
Reference Count: 0
Our Future at Stake: A Teenager's Guide to Stopping the Nuclear Arms Race.
Moore, Melinda; Olsen, Laurie
Intended to encourage young people to take part in the dialogue about nuclear weapons and become active on nuclear issues, this guide talks about nuclear weapons and what people can do to stop the threat of nuclear war. There are two major sections. The first section, "The Problem," contains background readings on nuclear issues. Discussed are how the nuclear arms race started, why people think we need nuclear weapons for national security, the cost of the arms race, and arms control. The second section, "What Can I Do?" discusses how to educate and organize others; take part in marches, rallies, and demonstrations; use voting power; make government listen by lobbying, writing, and calling; influence the media; and improve self-expression. The appendices provide a chronology of U.S.-USSR relations; key dates in disarmament; a sample press release; a list of advocacy and resource organizations, government agencies, and classroom curriculum materials; and a description of youth policy projects of the Citizens Policy Center. (RM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Advocacy, Citizen Participation, Civil Disobedience, Demonstrations (Civil), Disarmament, Dissent, Employment, Foreign Policy, Futures (of Society), Human Resources, Instructional Materials, Mass Media, Nuclear Warfare, Nuclear Weapons, Peace, Program Descriptions, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Self Expression, Social Action, Social Change, Voting, War, World Problems
New Society Publishers, 4722 Baltimore Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19143 (hardcover, $19.95; paperback, $6.95; quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Citizens Policy Center, Oakland, CA.
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