ERIC Number: ED253494
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The Friendly Classroom for a Small Planet: A Handbook on Creative Approaches to Living and Problem Solving for Children.
Prutzman, Priscilla; And Others
These learning activities are intended to help elementary school children learn how to communicate, cooperate, and prevent or solve conflicts through creative thinking. There are 17 chapters. The first five chapters provide background information for teachers, discussing the Children's Creative Response to Conflict (CCRC) Program, ways to create a cooperative environment, and tips and techniques for implementing the activities. Chapters 6 through 15 contain the class activities. Some examples follow. Children play name games to have fun and loosen up. They learn to cooperate through group activities such as drama games. Listening skills necessary for good communication are taught through telephone and telegraph games. To develop a positive self image, children put together a book about themselves. Students learn to solve problems through skits, puppet shows, and role play. Chapter 16 contains evaluation techniques. The concluding chapter discusses how the activities can be used with other kinds of audiences, e.g., emotionally disturbed children. Appendices contain success stories of the CCRC, sample lessons, a chart indicating in which curriculum area the handbook's activities can be used, and listings of print and human resources. (MR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Conflict Resolution, Creative Thinking, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Decision Making Skills, Educational Games, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Learning Activities, Media Adaptation, Preschool Education, Problem Solving, Resource Materials, Teaching Methods
Avery Publishing Group Inc., 89 Baldwin Terrace, Wayne, NY 07470 ($7.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Developed as a part of the Children's Creative Response to Conflict Program.