ERIC Number: ED243623
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Global Perspectives about Nuclear Arms Control among Proactive Action Students in Rural Schools: A Teacher's Guide.
A teacher's guide to developing global perspectives about nuclear arms control among proactive action students in rural schools oulines the historical development of the current nuclear situation, describes a nuclear age curriculum, explains the importance of proactive and global perspectives, covers simulated situations, and provides a glossary of 23 selected nuclear arms terms. The history of nuclear arms development from World War II to the present is described. Emphasis is given to the idea that a nuclear age curriculum should include in-depth investigation of divergent views and allow students to form their own opinions. The importance of an active citizenry with a global perspective is also emphasized. Ways to develop global consciousness among students in rural schools are briefly noted: audiovisual and printed materials, guest speakers, enrichment resource materials, exchange student programs, field trips, group travel, small group research, simulation, clubs, pen-pal activities, festivals, adoption of needy children, community-based research, staged activities, and high school students reading stories about other lands to children in lower grades. The Proactive Action Model (perception--thought pattern--action) and a simulated international conference on nuclear arms limitation are outlined. Nineteen resource organizations and their addresses are listed. (MH)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Disarmament, Elementary Secondary Education, Global Approach, International Cooperation, Models, Nuclear Warfare, Perspective Taking, Role Playing, Rural Education, Rural Schools, Simulation, Student Attitudes, Student Development, Student Participation, World History
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Global Horizons, The Center for Applied Ecosocial Studies, Plaistow, NH.