Helpful Links for Today's Class:
- War or Peace? Class Presentation (Google Slides)
- You will be reading an article "War or Peace" and discussing the article.
- You will discuss within your small group after you've had a chance to form your own ideas.
- You will use text evidence from the article to form a an argumentative position (viewpoint) about human nature and whether we tend to be more warlike or peaceful.
- You will conduct a brief Google search for any articles, quotes or sources that help support your viewpoint
- You will spend 15 minutes in a writing exercise to explain your viewpoint and use text evidence to support your ideas. This will be typed in SeeSaw.
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"ARE WE MORE WARLIKE OR MORE PEACEFUL"?
"Everyone has an opinion about whether we are peaceful or warlike. It matters." - David Barash
- After reading and discussing the article "War or Peace" by David Barash, and after a brief search for any further examples that support your own viewpoint on this topic, please spend 10 minutes summarizing your view on whether we (humans) are indeed more warlike -- or more peaceful. Use text evidence from the article (and any other information you find in your brief search) to support your views. You may also use any other examples (personal, current events, historical) to support your views as well.
Afterwards, take 5 minutes to read through other students' responses on SeeSaw and respond to at least 2 other student's responses:
- 1 follow up response to a student that has a similar viewpoint to yours
- 1 follow up response to a student that has an either an opposing viewpoint to your own views--or a different degree of opinion (think of the spectrum/line activity in class).
- Remember, we learn both from those who share our viewpoints as well as learn from others with different viewpoints
Read "Peace and Conflict" chapter (PDF) and take notes in your Unit 3 Notes Document. Notes should be specific evidence to help you answer the following 2 questions (these are the 2 guiding questions of the text you will read for HW):
- What causes conflict and why do conflicts persist around the globe?
- How can we be involved in efforts to decrease conflict and increase peace?
HW Source: Jacob, Sheeba, et. al., Chapter 15 “Peace and Conflict”, Exploring Global Issues: Social, Economic and Environmental Interconnections, Facing the Future, 2013, pp. 267 - 283.