ERIC Number: ED410503
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Facing Violence: Discussion-Starting Skits for Teenagers. Acting It Out Series.
Pike, R. William
The places and circumstances in which teens encounter frightening or abusive behavior are presented in this book; students act out or read aloud the skits in order to initiate discussion. This book prompts teenagers to confront the violence in their lives by helping them examine the underlying causes of the violence, by provoking discussion about those causes, and by providing examples of positive ways to handle violent situations. The scenes, monologues, and group orals presented here create situations that are both violent and problematic. Many of the situations are ambiguous so as to promote discussion; discussion questions also appear at the end of each scene. The book is designed to be used on an impromptu basis without props or preparation in a classroom or small-group setting. Detailed stage directions are included to help the reader imagine the characters, their personalities, and their actions. The various dramas are grouped around the themes of violence in schools, violence at home, violent language, violence and dating, violence and bias, violence in society, and violence and solutions. (RJM)
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Discussion Groups, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Interpersonal Communication, Prevention, School Security, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Skits, Student Behavior, Violence, Youth Problems
Resource Publications, Inc., 160 E. Virginia St., Suite 290, San Jose, CA 95112-5876 ($19.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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