ERIC Number: ED443753
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Landmines: The Hidden Crisis. For Grades 9-12.
Hurt, J. P. Antony
Intended to make the issue of landmines pertinent and accessible to classroom teachers, this curriculum unit helps high school students learn how to undertake an analysis of the anti-personnel landmine crisis in some of the world's most severely affected countries and consider potential programs for landmine removal, recovery, and reconstruction. The unit and assessment could be used in a variety of high school classes, for example geography, economics, political science, and social/human development classes. The unit is divided into the following sections: "Overview and Connections to the Curriculum"; "National Standards and Assessment Description"; "Description of Prior Learning"; "Assessment Instructions for Teachers"; "Assessment Rubric"; "Exemplary Response"; and "Suggested Activities to Prepare for Assessment." It includes 17 handouts for students, consisting of assessment instructions, maps, country profiles, general information about landmines (and their producers and exporters), and opinion articles. (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Childrens Rights, Foreign Countries, High Schools, International Relations, National Standards, Physical Environment, Social Studies, War
Center for Teaching International Relations, University of Denver, 2201 South Gaylord, Denver, CO 80208-0268; tel: 303-871-3106; 800-967-2847 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.du.edu/ctir.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Department of State, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Denver Univ., CO. Center for Teaching International Relations.