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ESR’s Revised Guide for Parents & Educators

ESR has posted a new version of their guide, "Talking with Children About War and Violence," and expanded the section of their website focusing on world events. Includes ideas for holding constructive dialogues in class, suggestions for teachers of older students, etc. Go to www.esrnational.org or contact Sam Diener, Stories Program Coordinator and Web-Weaver at ESR, at [email protected]or 617-492-1764 x30.

Added by Sandy on March 31, 2003 03:03 PM
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Univ of Michigan Resources for Teachers

NCDD member Aaron Traxler-Ballew informs us that the Center for Research on Teaching and Learning at the University of Michigan offers a list of helpful guidelines for addressing the war in Iraq during classroom discussions. Go to www.crlt.umich.edu.

Added by Sandy on March 31, 2003 03:00 PM
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PoliTalk to Host Online Student Conference

PoliTalk is hosting a special online Student Conference on Iraq and Its Implications For Transatlantic Relations April 7-18, 2003. 500 students from across North America and Europe will participate in this student-to-student discussion about the situation in Iraq and its implications. Former diplomats, NATO officials, and Transatlantic scholars will be on hand to help frame the issues and answer questions. The event will include small group discussions, expert commentaries, a bulletin board, possibly a live chat, and more. Contact Tim Erickson, NCDD member, for more info ([email protected], 651-643-0722), or register at www.politalk.com/topics/Iraq/register.html.

Added by Sandy on March 31, 2003 02:57 PM
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United Youth Int’l Fosters Online Dialogue

United Youth International is encouraging “Global Citizens everywhere” to participate in an online dialogue and debate about the war in Iraq in order to better understand and take control of the fate of the world. UYI is working in cooperation with New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study on this initiative, and students from around the world are invited to participate in this dialogue. To participate, go to www.UnitedYouth.org, register/login and then post messages under the topic: War in Iraq. For more info, email Daniel Skinner at [email protected].

Added by Sandy on March 31, 2003 02:55 PM
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YouthNOISE Helps Youth Communicate

The "Caught in the Crossfire" campaign of YouthNOISE invites teens, regardless of their divergent opinions on the war in Iraq, to find common ground by writing messages of support to children in Iraq and children of U.S. troops. YouthNOISE also provides resources for teens to learn more about the war, reflect and discuss, create their own fundraiser, and speak-out to share their views. YouthNOISE is an initiative of non-sectarian, nonprofit Save the Children. Contact Eric Rigaud of YouthNOISE at [email protected] or go to www.youthnoise.com/site/CDA/CDA_Page/0,1004,1312,00.html.

Added by Sandy on March 31, 2003 01:29 PM
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Global Kids Conference on War & Peace

In New York, a leadership-development nonprofit called Global Kids sponsors six- to eight-week classroom programs in Brooklyn and Queens, to prompt students to think critically about war and peace. On March 27, more than 600 middle school and high school students attended a "War and Peace" conference in New York sponsored by Global Kids. Developed and administered entirely by Global Kids students, the explored such topics as the effects of war, children and war, and post-conflict peacebuilding. www.globalkids.org

Added by Sandy on March 30, 2003 05:09 PM
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Best & Worst Things to Say to Kids

Chick Moorman outlines effective and ineffective strategies for communicating with children about war and terrorism. The five best? 1) "What have you been hearing about the war?" 2) "You can watch TV for only 30 minutes, and I want to be present." 3) "What do you suppose it looks like from the other side?" 4) "I don't know what will happen, but I know we'll be able to handle it." 5) "I understand how you could feel that way." The Five Worst: 1) "God is on our side." 2) "We are right and they are wrong." 3) "There is nothing you can do." 4) "You don't know what you're talking about." 5) "There is nothing to worry about." To read more, go to www.crosswalk.com/family/1187496.html.

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ABOUT THIS FORUM

This forum was created to provide dialogue & deliberation practitioners with the support, resources and ideas they need for organizing, facilitating and encouraging D&D; during this time of war. Add your comments to existing postings, or send ideas for new postings to [email protected].

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ESR’s Revised Guide for Parents & Educators
Univ of Michigan Resources for Teachers
PoliTalk to Host Online Student Conference

CONTENTS

Background Info
    Links to Iraq Data
    Public Opinion on the War
    Analysis at OpenDemocracy.net
    Public Opinion on Protest & Patriotism
    Terrorism & Nonviolence
    Peace-Oriented Resources

D&D; Guides on Iraq/Foreign Policy
    SCRC Post-War Discussion Materials

D&D; Programs on Iraq
    Art Meets Dialogue in Richmond Event
    Online "Rotisserie" on the War
    Online Deliberation About the War
    Meetup.com Brings People Together
    By the People: America in the World
    Discussion at OpenDemocracy.net
    DWCW Online Forum

Discussion & Exploration
    Resources on this Forum have been Converted
    Please Use the Links on the Right
    Feedback Needed about Iraq Dialogue
    Ideas/Thoughts About This Forum?

Encouraging Youth D&D;
    ESR’s Revised Guide for Parents & Educators
    Univ of Michigan Resources for Teachers
    PoliTalk to Host Online Student Conference
    United Youth Int’l Fosters Online Dialogue
    YouthNOISE Helps Youth Communicate
    Global Kids Conference on War & Peace
    Best & Worst Things to Say to Kids

Opportunities & Ideas
    Conference on Muslim Peace-Building
    Articles Needed on Dialogue
    Blue Buttons Promote Dialogue

Others Encouraging D&D;
    ACR Calls for Dialogue
    Egyptian Intellectual Encourages Dialogue

Tips and Resources for Facilitators
    Resources at Co-Intelligence Inst. Site
    U.S.-Iraqi Youth Dialogue Video
    PCP Dialogue Guide
    Study Circles Discussion Guide
    National Issues Forum Guide
    Overview of Conversation Café Model
    NCDD’s List of D&D; Organizations & Programs
    Introductory Facilitation Resources


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