ERIC Number: ED134533
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Suggestions for Curriculum Development on Conflict; Part A, K-3 [And] Part B, 4-6. Global Perspectives: A Humanistic Influence on the Curriculum. Number Two in a Series of K-12 Guides.
King, David C.
Ideas are outlined for teaching about the universal concept of conflict in grades kindergarten through six. This guide has been prepared to help elementary teachers incorporate concept learning about conflict into any social studies/social science class, no matter what texts or programs are being followed. Major objectives are to help students develop an understanding of conflict as a natural force; ability to see similarities in dynamics of conflict at all social levels--personal, community, and global; and acceptance of the idea that conflict can be either harmful or beneficial. The guide is divided into two sections: suggestions for curriculum development concerning conflict in grades K-3 and grades 4-6. Objectives at the primary level stress identification of conflict and relationships between conflict and change. Students in grades K-3 discuss hypothetical situations based on class readings, compare animal families to human families, and analyze plant and animal needs in a small garden setting. Students in grades 4-6 study other cultures, American history, and the environment to analyze the role of conflict in ethnic stereotyping and in urban industrial growth which affects natural resources and wildlife. (AV)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Concept Teaching, Conflict, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Environmental Influences, Global Approach, History, Humanistic Education, Objectives, Relevance (Education), Social Behavior, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
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