ERIC Number: ED134531
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Patterns for Teaching Conflict; Part C, 7-9 [And] Part D, 10-12. Global Perspectives: A Humanistic Influence on the Curriculum.
King, David C., Ed.; Long, Cathryn J., Ed.
Ten lessons provide techniques for teaching about conflict in grades 7 through 12. These lessons, developed to accompany the teaching guidelines outlined in SO 009 796, illustrate how the guidelines might be used in secondary level courses such as social studies, history, and literature. Five sample lessons are described for each of two grade levels: grades 7-9 and grades 10-12. Almost all lessons involve role play. Many are based on readings from primary sources, such as Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. For example, junior high students gain an understanding of conflict in American history by analyzing Lincoln's freeing of the slaves and his concern for the unity of the nation. Contemporary issues of conflict include dam construction in the Grand Canyon. Activities for senior high students also cover a range of historical and modern issues, as well as one based in a foreign culture. Pros and cons of abolition and women's suffrage illustrate conflict in the 1800s, and expensive upkeep of sacred cows in India represents conflict between religious belief and economic resources. Two sections show teachers how to create their own lessons by expanding treatment of conflict in any textbook and by using newspaper accounts. (AV)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Hazen Foundation, New Haven, CT.; National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Denver Univ., CO. Center for Teaching International Relations.; Center for Global Perspectives, New York, NY.
Note: For related documents, see SO 009 794-796