ERIC Number: ED370873
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Elementary Perspectives 1: Teaching Concepts of Peace and Conflict.
Kreidler, William J.
Designed for educators of children in kindergarten through grade six, this resource guide provides activities related to the concepts of peace and conflict. The activities are not, for the most part, sequenced and can be used singly to introduce concepts or to supplement other lessons. The activities also can be grouped into a unit of study, and each activity contains the grade levels from kindergarten to grade 6, objectives, the subject area it fits, materials needed, instructions, discussion questions, suggestions for additional work, and handouts when required. Each chapter contains a basic concept and poses several questions related to that concept: (1) the meaning of peace; (2) peace and community building; (3) peace and conflict; (4) peace and diversity; (5) peace and enemies; and (6) visions of peace. Appendix A provides guidelines for discussing controversial issues with elementary children. Appendix B lists 77 children's books with peace-related themes, and appendix C provides information of 39 curricula and other resources for teachers. (CK)
Descriptors: Community Development, Concept Formation, Concept Teaching, Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Cultural Differences, Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Learning Activities, Peace, Perspective Taking
Educators for Social Responsibility, 23 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Educators for Social Responsibility, Cambridge, MA.