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ERIC Number: ED440008
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 31
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Guide on the U.S. Response to the Changing Nature of International Conflict. National Peace Essay Contest.
United States Inst. of Peace, Washington, DC.
This teaching guide is intended to encourage and facilitate the inclusion of the National Peace Essay Contest (NPEC) in the high school curriculum, featuring all of the details of the 1999-2000 NPEC. The guide contains lesson plans for teachers, bibliographic materials, and factual material to prepare students to enter their essays in the contest. It is divided into the following sections: Six Suggested Lessons (1. "Introducing the National Peace Essay Contest to Your Students"; 2. "Developing Comprehension of the Concepts"; 3. "Reviewing U.S. Foreign Policy Objectives"; 4. "'Optional Lesson': Using the Spanish-American War as a Case Study"; 5. "Introducing Contemporary Conflicts"; and 6. "Introducing Bibliographic Resources"); and Worksheets and Other Materials ("Tips for Helping Students Write a Successful Peace Essay"; "Special Feature: Graduation Projects"; "National Content Standards"; "Lesson 2 Student Worksheet: Concept Development"; "Lesson 2 Teaching Sheet: Concept Development"; "Lesson 3 Student Worksheet: U.S. Foreign Policy Objectives"; "Lesson 3 Teaching Sheet: U.S. Foreign Policy Objectives"; "Lesson 4 Case Study: The Spanish-American War"; "Lesson 5 Student Worksheet: Contemporary Conflicts"; "Lesson 5 Teaching Sheet: Contemporary Conflicts"; and "Lesson 6 Student Worksheet: Primary and Secondary Sources"). (BT)
United States Institute of Peace, 1200 17th Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, D.C. 20036-3011. Tel: 202-429-3854; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: United States Inst. of Peace, Washington, DC.