ERIC Number: ED134534
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Suggestions for Curriculum Development on Conflict; Part C, 7-9 [And] Part D, 10-12. Global Perspectives: A Humanistic Influence on the Curriculum. Number Two in a Series of K-12 Guides.
King, David C.
ldeas are outlined for teaching about the universal concept of conflict in grades 7-12. This guide has been prepared to help secondary teachers incorporate learning about conflict into social studies/social science curricula. There are two sections: one for junior high and one for senior high. Six objectives for learning about conflict in grades 7-9 are presented. These include helping students to understand ways in which social problems contribute to conflict, see how local problems and solutions are related to global concerns, examine a variety of ways to express conflict, and use conflict as an organizing theme for understanding complex events. Ideas are given for teachers to involve students in the issues contained in existing curriculum materials related to U.S. history, culture, and literature. Objectives for grades 10-12 include helping students to state alternative methods for resolving conflict in given situations, identify barriers to understanding between cultures, and recognize relationships between social change and conflict. Six areas which are typically covered in high school curricula are examined for relevance to concept teaching about conflict. These include career education, literature, civics, and world studies. Suggested teaching strategies stress student comparison of personal experiences with those of historical figures and community groups. (Author/AV)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Concept Teaching, Conflict, Curriculum Development, Environmental Influences, Global Approach, History, Humanistic Education, Junior High Schools, Objectives, Relevance (Education), Secondary 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 009 793-795