ERIC Number: ED052078
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
On Conflict: A Curriculum Unit with Comments.
This experimental eight week unit is designed to give students a more detailed understanding of the concepts and realities of conflict, violence, war, and international behavior than is usually done with the ordinary piecemeal textbook approach to human interaction. After trial classroom use, it was determined that the activity may be used in whole or in part, integrated into existing curriculum, in courses such as civics, United States history, world history, western civilization, area studies, international relations, anthropology, sociology, or psychology. Operation within the cognitive domain is intended with the last sub-unit on understanding of real-world situations having an impact upon the students affective domain. The other sub-units are: 1) dilemma, introduction of the ideas of ambiguity, paradox, and personality differences; 2) Cycles in Violence; 3) Behavior of Escalation; 4) Theory of Revolution; 5) Measures of Stability, nation-state stability, the modernization process, impact of revolution; 6) Economic Aid and Political Stability; 7) Arms and Insecurity; 8) Impact of Nuclear War; 10) Planning for the Future, measures of probability and study of future events; and, 11) The Inter-Nation Simulation. Some resource materials are included in each sub-unit. For further information see SO 001 259 through SO 001 267. (Author/SBE)
Descriptors: Cognitive Objectives, Concept Teaching, Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Curriculum Guides, Disarmament, Experimental Curriculum, Futures (of Society), Human Relations, International Relations, Nationalism, Peace, Revolution, Secondary Education, Simulation, Social Studies, Units of Study, Values, Violence, War, World Affairs, World Problems
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York Friends Group, Inc., New York. Center for War/Peace Studies.; Diablo Valley Education Project, Orinda, CA.
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