ERIC Number: ED370818
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Literature of War and Peace. Section IV: A Man's Bound to Fight for What He Believes In.
Bettendorf, Joline; And Others
This 16-day curriculum unit is designed for use in English and language arts classrooms, grades 9-12 and community college. While it is the fourth section in a series of five on the literature of war and peace, it can be used with or without the other four sections. Each section of the series focuses on a different genre of the literature of war and peace, and the literature in each section has common sub-themes. In this section, students compare and contrast attitudes towards war, peace, and patriotism in different cultures and other time periods. In addition, students compare their concepts of patriotism and other values with those of the characters in the literature in order to clarify their values and attitudes about their responsibilities as citizens and about their relationship to their community and country. The handouts and activities contained in the lessons provide an opportunity for students to develop writing skills and to understand better various literary styles and techniques. Six appendices are as follows: (1) Introduction to the literature of war and peace series; (2) Related activities; (3) Connections to literature; (4) Connections to California's English/Language Arts Frameworks and Model Curriculum Standards; (5) Bibliography; and (6) Educational philosophy. (DB)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Conflict, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Education, Cultural Influences, English Curriculum, High Schools, Language Arts, Literature, Patriotism, Peace, Two Year Colleges, Units of Study, War
SPICE Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education, Littlefield Center, Room 14, 300 Lasuen Street, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-5013 ($31.95).
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: The five volumes of this curriculum unit are SO 022 381, SO 022 384, and SO 022 393-395.