ERIC Number: ED268044
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Insights into Open Education, v18 n5 p1-6 Jan-Feb 1986
Themes that should be included in an elementary and secondary peace studies curriculum are discussed in this newsletter essay. Social studies teachers must use great discretion as to what topics in the peace studies curriculum are taught at what level. The study of nuclear arms should be included in peace studies at the secondary level. Research and informal interviews with secondary and college students indicate that youth are not knowledgeable about nuclear arms and, furthermore, do not think that nuclear policy can be influenced by what individuals do or don't do. The social studies curriculum teaches students a great deal about war. But it should also, through peace studies at all levels, focus greater attention on peace. Elementary and secondary students should learn about peacemakers, those who oppose war, and about alternatives to war. There are many other themes that can be included in peace studies curriculum, e.g., foreign language study, cross cultural studies, and sister city/sister school projects. (RM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. Center for Teaching and Learning.
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