ERIC Number: ED417354
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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Learning the Skills of Peacemaking: A K-6 Activity Guide on Resolving Conflict, Communicating, Cooperating. Revised and Expanded.
Teachers, parents and other caregivers who wish to bring the skills of peacemaking to life in children and in the world rely on four basic concepts: accepting self and others, communicating effectively, resolving conflicts, and understanding intercultural differences. Ways in which adults can impart these skills to children are presented in this guide. Skills are presented in three stages: (1) "Peace Begins with Me"; (2) "Integrating Peacemaking into Our Lives"; and (3) "Exploring Our Roots and Interconnectedness." Each stage offers several lesson plans and ends with a review. Methods include classroom simulations and role plays, artwork, journaling, reading and research reports, and discussions. There are 59 age-leveled lesson plans and 11 bulletin boards. Topics include: Creating a Peaceful Classroom, Using "I Messages," Win/Win Guidelines, Creative Brainstorming, Taking Care of Our Earth, Peacemakers in My Life, Making Ethical Choices, Our Vision of a Peaceful School, Different Flags of Different Lands, Conflicts in the News, and Being Global Citizens. Materials are presented for getting a school-wide program started, working with parents, and for integrating peacemaking into other content areas. Includes a bibliography, lists of books for parents and teachers, children's books, records and tapes, and resource organizations. (EMK)
Descriptors: Children, Conflict Resolution, Counseling Techniques, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Family Relationship, Interpersonal Communication, Interpersonal Competence, Peace, Peer Mediation, Self Concept, Teaching Methods
Jalmar Press, Skypark Business Center, 2675 Skypark Drive, Suite 204, Torrance, CA 90505-5330 ($24.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
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