Beernink, Margaret, Robin Riddle, the International Security and Arms Control Staff, and Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (1988). The Anatomy of Conflict. Stanford, CA: Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education. $17.95. Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE), Institute for International Studies, Littlefield Center, Room 14C, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-5013, tel 800-578-1114.
This unit serves as a general introduction to conflict and its resolution/management on personal, group, and international levels for grades 7-12. Includes 10 slides.
Cowen, David, et al. (1992). Teaching the Skills of Conflict Resolution. Spring Valley, CA: Innerchoice Publishing. $17.95. ISBN 1564990095. Wilmington College Peace Resource Center, Pyle Center Box 1183, Wilmington, OH 45177, tel 513-382-5338.
Students examine personal and interpersonal conflicts and proceed to school, local, and global problems. Activities (many with reproducible worksheets) involve sharing circles, skits, games, dramas, pantomimes, puppet plays, art activities, discussion, research, writing experiences, stories, and communication exercises.
Drew, Naomi (1987). Learning the Skills of Peacemaking: An Activity Guide for Elementary Age Children on Communicating, Cooperating and Resolving Conflict. Torrance, CA: Jalmar Press. Jalmar Press, 2675 Skypark Drive, Suite 204, Torrance, CA 90505, tel 800-662-9662.
An exceptional curriculum filled with concrete activities which allow children to learn self-awareness, sensitivity to others, mediation, compromise, and cooperative problem solving. It consists of 56 lessons which focus on each individuals personal rsponsibilities as well as on developing a respect for human differences, tolerance, acceptance, and cooperation.
Enloe, Walter, et al. (1993). Birds of Peace: Building Community and Creating Peacemakers. Minneapolis: United Nations Association of Minnesota. $10.00 postpaid. UNA-MN, 1929 South 5th St., Minneapolis, MN 55454, tel 612-333-2824.
A peace education and human rights project started by the author when he was principal of the International School and director of the Center for Conflict Resolution in Hiroshima, Japan. Based upon the true story of Sadako Sasaki and her classmates, the foreign children living in Hiroshima began the 1,000 Crane Club in 1985. It has since been transformed into a variety of peace education and community building projects worldwide.
Kreidler, W. (1984). Creative Conflict Resolution--More than 200 Activities for Keeping Peace in the Classroom K6. Glenview, IL: Scott, Foresman and Company.
In the introduction, Kreidler states that the books purpose is to help teachers and others who work with children to (1) increase their understanding of conflict and its resolution and expand their repertoire of peacemaking skills; (2) examine their behavior and attitudes to assess how they contribute to classroom conflict and its resolution; and (3) work on establishing a sense of classroom community that will not only reduce conflict but also help children respond creatively, constructively, and nonviolently to conflict--in short, to build the peaceable classroom (p.3).
Kreidler, W. (1990). Elementary Perspectives: Teaching Concepts of Peace and Conflict. Cambridge, MA: Educators for Social Responsibility. Educators for Social Responsibility, 23 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138, tel 617-492-1764.
The author presents an overview of the format of more than 80 activities presented in the book and the pedagogy of social responsibility that is reflected by these activities. The six chapters, "What is Peace?," "Peace and Community Building," "Peace and Conflict," "Peace and Diversity," "Peace and Enemies," and "Visions of Peace," provide an organizational framework for peace concepts and related activities, but they are not intended to be rigid or exclusive categories. Target grade levels (between kindergarten and grade 6) are designated for each activity, and are traditional subject areas which could include the specific activity. These activities can also be grouped and used as a separate unit. The book concludes with three valuable appendices: "Teaching Controversial Issues to Elementary Children," "Childrens Books with PeaceRelated Themes," and "Curricula and Other Resources for Teachers."
Loescher, Elizabeth (1990). Conflict Management: A Middle School Curriculum. Denver: The Conflict Center. $20.00. Wilmington College Peace Resource Center, Pyle Center Box 1183, Wilmington, OH 45177, tel 513-382-5338.
Twelve lessons tested in urban schools help the teacher and students learn their conflict styles, strategies for win-win outcomes, and processes that solve conflict. In addition, the lessons show how to build relationships, how to fight fair, and violence prevention skills that work. Reproducible student handouts are included.
Reardon, Betty A., ed. (1988). Educating for Global Responsibility: Teaher Designed Curricula for Peace Education, K-12. New York: Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027.
Contains a wealth of instructional material created by teachers and used in classroom situations. Thirty-five curriculum samples, grouped according to grade level, cover a wide variety of topics and subject areas, but all aim at envisioning the possibility of a peaceful world through the education of young people. Elementary and secondary school teachers, curriculum specialists, social studies supervisors, and school librarians will find this volume essential to their peace education program planning and study.
Schilling, Dianne (1993). Getting Along: Activities for Teaching Cooperation, Responsibility and Respect. Spring Valley, CA: Innerchoice Publishing. $14.95. Wilmington College Peace Resource Center, Pyle Center Box 1183, Wilmington, OH 45177, tel 513-382-5338.
Sixty-five easy-to-use activities, including discussions, role plays, games, simulations, and worksheets. Activities address seven topic areas: "Appreciating Differences," "Communicating Effectively," "Developing Friendship Skills," "Helping and Being Helped," "Including Others," "Resolving Conflicts," and "Working Together." For grades 5-9.
Sorenson, Mary Eileen (1993). U.N. Peace Action Plan: Cambodia, A Case Study. Minneapolis: United Nations Association of Minnesota. $14.95. UNA-MN, 1929 South 5th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55454, tel 612-333-2824.
A series of lessons that first focus on the role of a peacemaker, arbitrator, or third party in personal, community, and national issues. The heart of the module is the Cambodia Peace Plan of the United Nations. Activities include a study of the Secretary-Generals Agenda for Peace, roleplaying the keyplayers in Cambodias recent past and present, a gathering of the key players in resolving current challenges to the Peace Plan, and the application of the principle of the Peace Action Plan to students own school, neighborhood, and community. It incorporates materials and the history chart from lessons in Parallel Histories: United States and Vietnam (Mary Eileen Sorenson, 1988), which is no longer available.
Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (1991). Heelotia: A Cross-Cultural Simulation. Stanford, CA: Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education. $9.95. Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE), Institute for International Studies, Littlefield Center, Room 14C, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-5013, tel 800-578-1114.
In this simulated cultural exchange, students are divided into two "cultures" to gain first-hand experience in the formulation of sterotypes, perceptions, and misperceptions. Easy text for exploring cultures in ones local community as well as in other parts of the world. This revised edition includes improved teacher and student instructions and all necessary game pieces.
Vos Wezeman, Phyllis (1990). Peacemaking Creatively Through the Arts: A Handbook of Educational Activities and Experiences for Children. Prescott, AZ: Educational Ministries, Inc. Educational Ministries, Inc., 165 Plaza Drive, Prescott, AZ 86303-5549.
The resource is a handbook of creative activities and exercises to enable children to explore and experience nine peacemaking themes with activities and art forms. The activities are intended for use with children grades 1-6; however, they can be easily adapted for use with any age group. The activities are designed to involve the student as an active participant. An extensive annotated bibliography is included.
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