ERIC Number: ED079209
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Youth About Conflict and War. Teaching Social Studies in an Age of Crisis. Number 5.
Nesbitt, William A.; And Others
This social studies guide for teachers, interdisciplinary in nature, offers an introductory, objective approach toward the study of conflict and war. The basic underlying assumption of the book is that the institution of war represents a problem to be studied and is amenable to human intervention and resolution. Teachers are encouraged to employ inquiry and discussion techniques which force youth to raise and analyze values and issues dealing with conflict. The book is arranged into six chapters. Chapter one, offering a few theories on the sources of attitudes toward war, reviews historical, philosophical, sociological, economic, biological, philosophical, moral, and ethical factors involved in war. Aspects of conflict and its control -- particularly the nature of group conflict -- are dealt with in chapter two. In chapter three an actual experiment of inter-group conflict which can serve as a model of the dynamics of conflict is described. Chapter four provides suggestions for a number of topics and sources of materials for building a classroom unit. A classroom game of conflict and cooperation is presented in chapter five. The final chapter, sources and resources, contains annotated bibliographies of: background books, classroom materials, and miscellaneous materials. (Author/SJM)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Books, Class Activities, Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Curriculum Development, Educational Games, Humanization, Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intergroup Relations, Peace, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Values, War
National Council for the Social Studies, 1201 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, DC.