ERIC Number: ED375049
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Respect, Reflect, Resolve. Ten Anti-Violence Lessons for Use in Middle and High School. First Edition.
Hanna, Jack C.; Maddalena, Gracemarie.
This teacher's guide provides 10 interactive lesson plans to educate youth about the consequences of violence. The lessons explore the different kinds of violence in society, conflict resolution through mediation, the behaviors that constitute sexual harassment, statistics on violence, ways to avoid domestic violence and the use of deadly force, the impact of television violence, sentencing enhancement statutes for gang activity, non-violent theories of social change, the problems facing minorities in Germany, and foreign policy alternatives to ethnic violence, civil wars, and genocide. The teaching strategies challenge students to solve problems peaceably through mediation and creative thinking. Beginning with the premises that respect is an unalienable right and that disrespect has no place in a democracy, the first priority of this curriculum is to foster respect for the inherent worth of all human beings. Once respect is established, the second step to avoiding violence is to reflect, to have the courage to think and to act clearly. Resolution, the third step, implies choosing an alternative that will allow everyone to walk away from a conflict with their worth as an individual intact. The book provides handouts to supplement mediation exercises, suggestions for resource persons, and guidelines for implementing a mediation program. (JD)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Conflict Resolution, Discipline, Family Violence, Foreign Policy, High Schools, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Law Related Education, Middle Schools, Peace, Politics, Sexual Harassment, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Violence
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Authoring Institution: Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International, Washington, DC.