ERIC Number: ED347448
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Learning the Skills of Peacemaking. An Activity Guide for Elementary Age Children on Communicating, Cooperating, Resolving Conflict.
This guide discusses bringing the skills of peacemaking to life for children. It focuses on four major components: accepting self and others; communicating effectively; resolving conflicts; and understanding intercultural differences. Peacemaking skills are presented in three stages with each stage integrating lessons in these four concept areas. Stage I is "Peace Begins with Me," Stage II is "Integrating Peacemaking," and Stage III is "Exploring Our Roots and Interconnectedness." Each stage is multi-graded. This guide uses many methods to teach peacemaking skills, such as playacting; creative writing; story-reading; music; the arts; and classroom discussion. After an introduction, sections on using the guide and the Win/Win guidelines are presented. There are 56 lessons in all, covering such topics as: (1) defining conflict resolution; (2) the basic needs of people; (3) "peace starts with me"; (4) connecting to the world around us; (5) being different is OK; (6) different flags of different lands; (7) building a "Civilization of Love"; (8) global issues--a group brainstorming session; (9) the ladder of peacemaking; (10) finding solutions to world conflict; (11) role reversals in world conflict; and (12) commitments for the future. Interspersed among these lessons are 11 sample bulletin boards illustrating various aspect of peacemaking. A bibliography is included. Also included are lists of books for parents, teachers, and children; records and tapes; newsletters and pamphlets; and resource organizations. (ABL)
Descriptors: Children, Conflict Resolution, Counseling Techniques, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Interpersonal Communication, Peace, Self Concept, Teaching Methods
B. L. Winch & Assoc./Jalmar Press, 45 Hitching Post Dr., Bldg. 2, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274 ($21.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Foreword by Yogesh K. Gandhi.