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ERIC Number: EJ845912
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0360-9170
Searching for Peace: Exploring Issues of War with Young Children
Burns, Terry J.
Language Arts, v86 n6 p421-430 Jul 2009
Using a framework grounded in critical literacy, the author describes her 1st-grade students' responses to works of literature that portray the impact of war. When given opportunities to read works of literature that address social justice issues, such as the consequences of war, her primary-age students' written, drawn, and spoken responses were meaningful and empathetic. Her students' responses addressed four areas of emphasis: discovering links between war-related concepts and students' lives, expressing empathy for those impacted by war, searching for explanations or justifications for war, and cultivating new visions and possibilities for our world. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A