ERIC Number: ED351231
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
The Anatomy of Conflict. Topic #1 in a Series of International Security and Conflict Curricula for Grades 7-12 and Community College.
Riddle, Robin; And Others
This four-day unit is designed for use in social studies and/or literature classes at secondary (7-12) and community college levels as a general introduction to conflict on personal, group, and world levels. The unit introduces students to and familiarizes them with the characteristics and mechanisms of conflicts at all levels and with basic conflict resolution/management alternatives. Students define conflict, divide it into separate elements, and apply these elements to conflict analysis on all levels. As a result students understand conflicts as phenomena with causes, consequences and different possible outcomes, and not as isolated events that should necessarily be either avoided or sought. Students also discuss controversial issues such as the morality of conflict and whether a link exists between personal and international conflict behavior and its resolution. The overall purpose of these activities is to develop students' analytic and critical skills regarding conflict. Five appendices appear at the end of the unit: (1) Related Activities; (2) Connections to Textbooks; (3) Connections to California's History/Social Science Framework and Model Curriculum Standards; (4) Bibliography; and (5) Educational Philosophy. (DB)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Conflict, Conflict Resolution, International Relations, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Social Studies, Student Educational Objectives, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
SPICE--Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education, Littlefield Center, Room 14, 300 Lasuen Street, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-5013 ($17.95 includes slides for this unit).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education.
Note: For related documents, see SO 022 403 and SO 022 407.