ERIC Number: ED429896
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov-22
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Teaching about War To Help Create a More Humane World. A Ten Day Unit for Elementary Social Studies, Incorporating the Social Studies Standards of: Time, Continuity, and Change; Civic Ideas and Practices; People, Places, and Environments; Global Connections; Science, Technology and Society; [and] Culture.
Haas, Mary E.
During the past five years there has been new research into the teaching of history to children. Many educators are advocating once again the teaching of history through concepts. This elementary school unit uses the concept approach to teaching history. The lesson examines the concept of war and wars' impact on the lives of a variety of people. The lesson's approach contrasts with and provides a balance to the fears and triumphs of leaders of nations who seek to preserve or extend their own economic and political power. The lesson provides identification with the impact of war rather than an attempt to create a set of heroes. It identifies eight knowledge objectives (such as defining war, explaining war's destruction, and making conclusions about the impact of war), four skills objectives, (including gathering and analyzing data), and four attitudinal objectives. A list of materials needed for the unit and trade books to be read is given. The lesson then presents a day-by-day description of classroom procedures and activities. It concludes with a list of formative and formal assessments. (BT)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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