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NCJ Number: 157438 Find in a Library
Title: Fighting Fair: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for Kids
Author(s): F Schmidt; A Friedman
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 67
Sponsoring Agency: Grace Contrino Abrams Peace Education Foundation
Miami Beach, FL 33119
Publication Number: ISBN 1-878227-27-0
Sale Source: Grace Contrino Abrams Peace Education Foundation
P.O. Box 191153
Miami Beach, FL 33119
United States of America
Type: Curriculum
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These curriculum materials, which contain both student and teacher manuals, are designed to teach students to follow Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as a role model for resolving interpersonal conflicts and achieving social change nonviolently.
Abstract: The teacher's guide presents the concepts to be communicated to students in each of the seven sections and provides guidelines for the teacher in administering the student activities for each section. The student curriculum book contains the materials and instructions students need to complete the activities for each section. The first section is designed to help students assess their ways of reacting to conflict, so as to promote positive personal change. Section 2 compares the effectiveness of violent and nonviolent methods in resolving conflicts. Nonviolent methods are promoted because the problem, not the person, is attacked and because workable and lasting solutions to an injustice are promoted. Violent methods are ineffective because the injustice continues and feelings of hate and a desire for revenge and retaliation remain. The strong, mature man is portrayed as courageous in the use of nonviolent methods. Section 3 promotes cooperation among people in the solving of problems through communication skills and other nonviolent methods. Section 4 promotes nonviolent problemsolving that involves clear goals, effective communication, good organization, cooperation, courage, and a commitment to what is right. The remaining three sections address how to deal with fear, the importance of treating all people with dignity and respect, and the basic tenets of nonviolence as a method for change. Appended resources
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention
Index Term(s): Conflict resolution; Crime prevention education; Violence prevention
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