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ERIC Number: ED345238
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Infusing Peaceful Heroes into the Communication Arts Curriculum.
Shatles, Diane
This four-part paper presents aspects of a curriculum developed to counter the violent image of heroes in the media by presenting children with role models of men and women who are peacemakers. The paper's first section presents an overview and rationale of the program, stating that: (1) it is an infusion curriculum (not requiring additional teaching time) for literature-based, whole language reading programs; (2) it is adaptable for any grade level, and is interdisciplinary and multicultural; and (3) its main objectives include having students expand their definitions of peaceful heroes, write about heroes they have encountered, read about peaceful heroes, and write original hero stories in cooperative groups. The paper's second section presents teaching strategies for the curriculum, while the third section presents news articles featuring modern heroes. The fourth section is a 25-item selected bibliography of picture books depicting characters who possess the qualities of peaceful heroes. Samples of student writing and a semantic web are included. (SR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A