ERIC Number: ED351234
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Choices in International Conflict. Topic #2 in a Series of International Security and Conflict Curricula for Grades 7-12 and Junior College.
Riddle, Robin; And Others
This eight-day unit is designed for use in social studies, language arts, and philosophy classes at secondary (7-12) and community college levels. After a general introduction to international conflict, students explore various modes of conflict resolution and conflict management. Students then consider in general terms the reasons for war and for the use of nonviolent means of conflict resolution and management. In order to examine in detail the causes and consequences of war and nonviolent conflict resolution/management methods, students analyze the cases of the Falklands/Malvinas war, some aspects of the Arab-Israeli conflict in the Middle East and the Camp David Accords, and some aspects of the British-Indian conflict in India and Gandhi's philosophy of nonviolent resistance. Students are asked to question why and when one method is chosen by conflict participants over other methods. Students also consider the positive and negative results of particular conflict resolution/management methods. Numerous handouts are employed. Five appendices provide: (1) a list of related activities; (2) connections to textbooks; (3) connections to California's Frameworks and Model Curriculum Standards; (4) a bibliography; and (5) a statement of educational philosophy. (DB)
Descriptors: Arabs, Case Studies, Conflict Resolution, International Relations, Learning Activities, Peace, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Two Year Colleges, Units of Study, War
SPICE--Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education, Littlefield Center, Room 14, 300 Lasuen Street, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-5013 ($18.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Independent Colleges Office, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Camp David Peace Accords; England; Falkland Islands; India; Israel; Middle East; Nonviolence
Note: For related documents, see SO 022 391 and SO 022 403.