ERIC Number: ED104772
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Man Between War and Peace: An Interdisciplinary International Studies Course. Profiles of Promise 44.
Teachers of North Miami Beach High School, Florida, have developed an innovative interdisciplinary approach to war/peace studies. The major objectives of this English/history oriented course are (1) to examine and evaluate traditional and personal values and beliefs concerning war and peace; (2) analyze and react to war literature and to discuss the role of literature in meliorating human problems; (3) investigate various approaches to human aggression and peaceful alternatives to aggression; (4) analyze the effectiveness of peacekeeping models; (5) develop tools for analyzing conflict on a personal, national, and international level; (6) examine the relationship between individual and the state; and (7) differentiate between constructive and destructive roles in group interaction. With these objectives, six major subject areas are developed including such topics as history and causes of war, literature of war, causes for aggression and conflict, nationalism, peacekeeping alternatives, and international communication. Student activities include readings, role playing, simulation gaming, song singing, slide presentations, and investigation of a local organization. Student reaction to the course has been positive, especially in the area of class discussions. (Author/DE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Conflict Resolution, Course Objectives, Educational Innovation, English, Global Approach, History, Interdisciplinary Approach, International Organizations, International Relations, Peace, Program Descriptions, Secondary Education, Teacher Developed Materials, War, World Affairs, World History
Social Science Education Consortium, 855 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80302 ($7.50 for numbers 31-45 in the series)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.; ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Boulder, CO.