ERIC Number: ED348258
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Perspectives on Peace: A Resource for Teaching Peace and Security Issues.
Designed to help teachers discuss and explore with students the many aspects of peace and security in a rapidly changing world, this teaching manual examines the issues from many different points of view. Students are encouraged to examine the issues, collect information, and present their own views and opinions based on the facts. The book contains six chapters, each of which explores a particular aspect of peace and security. Chapter 1, "Perspectives on Peace," looks at the concept of peace itself and asks if a nation can have peace without a security apparatus. Chapter 2, "Eye on the Soviet Union," is an examination of U.S.-Soviet relations and the impact the two superpowers have had on peace and security issues for the last 50 years. Chapter 3, "The Human Condition: Poverty and Peace," asks the question: can a nation be at "peace" if poverty, hunger, and human suffering exist within its borders? Recent democratic movements in Eastern Europe and Central America have raised many questions concerning peace and security issues--not just for the United States, but for the rest of the world as well. Chapter 4, "Democracy: The Road to Peace?" looks at these movements and studies the impact they will have on global stability. Chapter 5, "The Global Environment: A Common Trust," discusses an issue that many experts believe will serve as a bridge to unite former enemies behind the common cause of solving the world's massive environmental problems. Chapter 6, "The World Economy," examines the concept of interdependence and how trade and business relations can work to bring the world closer together but also can create "economic conflicts" among friends and enemies. The book suggests a variety of instructional strategies, and each chapter contains activities that list objectives, outline a procedure, and offer additional suggestions. Twenty-two student handouts are included, as are lists of resources on peace and security issues corresponding to each chapter of the book. (DB)
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Foreign Policy, High Schools, International Relations, Peace, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, World Affairs
Close Up Foundation, 44 Canal Center, Alexandria, VA 22314 ($15.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Close Up Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Identifiers: Peace Education; USSR