ERIC Number: ED363849
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Fighting Fair. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for Kids. Second Edition.
Schmidt, Fran; Friedman, Alice
This curriculum guide for grades 4 through 9 uses the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to teach conflict resolution and to explore the philosophy of non-violence for daily life. To enable students to learn and apply non-violence, it must be modeled in a classroom environment that builds trust and a sense of community. Each of the following sections of the Teacher's Guide contains student activity suggestions: (1) "See Yourself"; (2) "A Strong Man"; (3) "People Power"; (4) "Fighting Back"; (5) "Confronting Fear"; (6) "You Are You, I Am Me, We Are Us, Us Are We"; and (7) "The Power of Nonviolence." An appendix contains a Peacemaker certificate as a student award and a list of 10 other resources. Student pages parallel the teacher guide, in the same chapter format. Role playing is a significant part of the student activities suggested; and brainstorming, problem solving, and decision making are also promoted. An 18-minute video completes the program. Scenes from the civil rights movement are used to help students understand the dynamics of non-violence. (SLD)
Descriptors: Black Leadership, Brainstorming, Children, Community Leaders, Conflict Resolution, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Decision Making, Elementary School Students, Intermediate Grades, Philosophy, Problem Solving, Role Playing, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Teaching Guides, Workbooks
Peace Education Foundation, Inc., 2627 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33137 ($19.95, plus $2 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Florida Endowment for the Humanities, Tampa.
Authoring Institution: Abrams (Grace Contrino) Peace Education Foundation, Inc., Miami Beach, FL.