ERIC Number: ED392703
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Thumbs Down. A Classroom Response to Violence towards Women = Pouce. La prevention en milieu scolaire de la violence faite aux femmes.
Canadian Teachers' Federation, Ottawa (Ontario).
This booklet is designed to encourage age-appropriate classroom discussion and activities aimed at deterring violence against women. Teachers can address violence as an issue that touches the lives of teachers and students. Domestic violence against women cuts across socioeconomic, ethnic and cultural groups. Topics addressed by grade level include: (1) "People aren't for hitting" (JK-3); (2) "Sometimes we hurt the ones we love" (grades 4-6); (3) "Bridging the gap" (grades 7-9); and (4) "It's a crime" (grades 10-12). A supplementary related article, "The Omitted Reality: Teaching Children Who Witness Family Violence" (Pat J. Kincaid), provides statistics on reported violent episodes and information about breaking the cycle of violence. Fact sheets on dating violence and wife abuse, resources bibliographies, and anti-violence declarations are included. (EH)
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Battered Women, Crime, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Violence, Females, Foreign Countries, Victims of Crime, Violence, Womens Studies
Canadian Teachers' Federation, 110 Argyle Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1B4 Canada.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Canadian Teachers' Federation, Ottawa (Ontario).