ERIC Number: ED338948
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Into Adolescence: Stopping Violence. A Curriculum for Grades 5-8. Contemporary Health Series.
This module presents a curriculum on violence prevention for middle school students. It begins with a discussion of what violence is. The second lesson helps students to examine the portrayal of violence in various media. In the third lesson, students examine their own anger and their own tendencies toward violence. The fourth lesson examines the dangers of fighting or becoming involved in a violent incident. In the fifth lesson, students are introduced to the idea of conflict resolution and learn three basic ways to resolve conflicts. In the sixth lesson, students discuss the issue of gun control, including the second amendment to the Constitution. The seventh lesson looks at the philosophy of nonviolence, using the actions of Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. to illustrate the principles of nonviolence. In the final lesson, students work in small groups as task forces to develop violence prevention plans. For each lesson, information is included on the objectives of the lesson, the time required, an overview of the lesson, instructional strategies, a list of teacher materials and preparation, the procedure, evaluation methods, and follow-up suggestions. Necessary worksheet and supplemental materials are included. (NB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Conflict Resolution, Intermediate Grades, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Prevention, Violence
ETR Associates/Network Publications, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830 ($19.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A