ERIC Number: ED134532
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Patterns for Teaching Conflict; Part A, K-3 [And] Part B, 4-6. Global Perspectives: A Humanistic Influence on the Curriculum.
King, David C., Ed.; Long, Cathryn J.
Ten lessons provide techniques for teaching about conflict in grades kindergarten through six. These lessons, developed to accompany the teaching guidelines outlined in SO 009 795, illustrate how the guidelines might be used in any elementary social studies classroom. Five sample lessons are described for each of two levels: grades K-3 and grades 4-6. The primary grade activities involve puppet play, taking a walk through local areas to identify signs which give rules and thereby prevent conflict, planning a park where both children and senior citizens can enjoy themselves, observing plant growth in a terrarium, and studying the social structure of an ant colony. Questions for discussion emphasize the need for cooperation and compromise. Three of the lessons for grades 4-6 involve role playing. Students read about the Tucson barrio and act out roles of Mexican residents protesting freeway development. In another simulation, groups of students role play contractors and builders who want to put roads through controversial sites. A simulation of western land use involves students in expressing conflicting interests of Indians, miners, farmers, and cattle ranchers. Pupils study pictures taken from texts or newspapers to identify methods and expressions of conflict on local and global levels. (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 009 793-796