ERIC Number: ED457098
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Beyond Blame: Reacting to the Terrorist Attack. A Curriculum for Middle and High School Students.
Felt, Marilyn Clayton; Jolly, Eric J.; Malloy, Stephanie Maria
Terrorism stirs up intense reactions of horror, confusion, sadness, fear, and anger. In the coming months, children and adults alike will be struggling to find meaning for the disaster that befell America on September 11, 2001. This curriculum is about the destructive nature of hatred and wrongful attribution. The curriculum stresses that many students may need help in making refined judgments about who is and who is not to blame, about who is an ally, who is a friend, and who has earned anger and hostility. The curriculum's lessons are designed to help students address these issues and to support their exploration of justice and right. The curriculum can be used as a follow-on to the many fine programs that already exist for addressing trauma and emotional distress. It is divided into the following sections: "Preface"; "Gauging Your Readiness and Preparing To Teach These Lessons"; "Introduction"; "Lesson 1: What Is Justice? What Is the Injustice Here?"; "Lesson 2: Has the Past Been Just?"; "Lesson 3: How Can You Prevent Injustice?"; "Moving Beyond Blame"; "Additional Resources"; "Acknowledgments"; and "Handouts" (n=6). (Includes 23 endnotes.) (BT)
Descriptors: Aggression, Critical Thinking, High Schools, International Relations, Justice, Middle Schools, Terrorism, Violence, World Problems
Education Development Center, 55 Chapel Street, Newton, MA 02458-1060. Tel: 617-618-2700. For full text: http://www.edc.org/spotlight/schools/beyondblame.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Washington, DC.