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ERIC Number: ED456050
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Guide on Preventing Violent International Conflict.
United States Inst. of Peace, Washington, DC.
In the belief that questions about peace, justice, freedom, and security are vital to civic education, the United States Institute of Peace established the National Peace Essay Contest, which is designed to promote discussion of international peace and conflict resolution, complement existing curricula, and strengthen students' research, writing, and reasoning skills. This teaching guide provides five lessons that will help students fulfill certain educational objectives. Lesson 1 acquaints the students with the essay question on "Preventing Violent International Conflict," presenting concepts used in the essay question with exercises designed to activate student understanding. Lesson 2 presents two case studies with background information and primary sources to illustrate success and failure in preventing violent international conflict. Teachers can use this lesson to explain how to use primary source materials as evidence to support or refute a thesis statement. Lesson 3 reinforces the analytical skills developed in the previous lesson through small group and class discussions. The essay question is reintroduced in lesson 4, allowing class members to compose sample essays integrating the concepts and case study materials. Lesson 5 prepares students to write individual essays. (BT)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: United States Inst. of Peace, Washington, DC.