ERIC Number: ED443760
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Keeping the Peace in an Age of Conflict: Debating the U.S. Role. Public Policy Debate in the Classroom. Choices for the 21st Century Education Project. Revised Edition. [Student Guidebook and] Teacher's Resource Book.
Brown Univ., Providence, RI. Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Inst. for International Studies.
Since the end of the Cold War, the international community has been called upon with increasing frequency to intervene in the world's hot spots. The United States has taken up its share of responsibilities. U.S. military forces have bombed targets in Serbia, waded ashore in Haiti, patrolled cease-fire lines in Bosnia, skirmished over the skies of northern Iraq, and protected humanitarian agencies in Somalia. Meanwhile, U.S. diplomats are busier too. Few crises arise in the international arena without drawing in the United States. A new set of foreign policy questions has emerged that citizens have only just begun to consider. This unit thrusts students into this new foreign policy frontier. On the first day the unit opens with a discussion of the concepts featured in part one of the background reading. The second day focuses attention on the forces that shaped the international community's role in conflict resolution during the Cold War. The third and fourth days of the lesson plan feature a simulation in which students assume the roles of advocates for the four options. Students respond to current case studies to illuminate their assigned topics. Finally, on the fifth day, students develop their own options and apply their views to a hypothetical crisis. The accompanying Teachers' Resource Book contains a day-by-day lesson plan and student activities. Each lesson contains objectives, required reading, handouts, and homework. (BT)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Conflict, Foreign Policy, Government Role, International Relations, Peace, Public Policy, Secondary Education, Social Studies
Choices for the 21st Century Education Project, Watson Institute for International Studies, Box 1948, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912 ($12). Web site: http://www.choices.edu.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Sponsor: Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA.
Authoring Institution: Brown Univ., Providence, RI. Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Inst. for International Studies.