ERIC Number: ED058120
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Teaching About War and War Prevention.
Nesbitt, William A.
The book provides a conceptual framework along with classroom suggestions for secondary social studies teachers dealing with the complex war/peace subjects. The book aims at studying wars as a social phenomenon in a new course, or in combination with interdisciplinary courses. It is divided into four major parts. Part I, Developing an Understanding of the Causes and Nature of War, considers man's inherent nature and the role it plays in war and peace. Part II, War and the International System, examines the ways in which nationalism can lead to world wars. Part III, Examining Approaches to Preventing World War III, offers ways in which the nation state system can be gradually altered or completely changed. Models operating under a world of supranational law are presented. Part IV, Additional Approaches to Teaching War Peace Concepts, suggests that teachers can use history as a method, illustrating the common causes of all wars. Materials presented include: 1) additional readings which contain examples of two different views demanding that the student questions democratic ideals; and, 2) research and discussion questions. A special supplementary section at the end of the book lists resource organizations, audio-visual materials, bibliographies, and simulation games of international conflict. (SJM)
Descriptors: Aggression, Concept Teaching, Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Curriculum Guides, Disarmament, Foreign Policy, History Instruction, International Education, International Relations, Nationalism, Nuclear Warfare, Peace, Questioning Techniques, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Units of Study, Violence, War, World Problems
Thomas Y. Crowell, Company, 201 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10003 ($2.50)
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Authoring Institution: Foreign Policy Association, New York, NY.