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Re: A&E.0 - domestic violence

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Kristie Moore (moore.542)
Wed, 03 Dec 1997 14:26:32 -0500

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Dear Cathy,
Thankyou for responding to our issue on domestic violence. I wanted to
share some of the solutions we came up with. You saw the hands are not
for hitting placemats, that was actually an idea from the American
Medical Association Alliance. Along with your fantastic idea of a
peace-builder we have an idea of making peace posters. These posters
would illustrate a humain action, a happy thought or a positive message.
My collegue, Chad, made a poster about "helping". These posters could be
used to decorate a classroom or hallways.
We also focused on television as an arena for violence. We thought it
would be an eye opener to have students keep a violence log for one
week. ( supposedly children see 89 acts of violence in 1 hour of
television ) Then to talk about the ways that problems could be solved
with non-violence. This would then be translated to a project on
animation and creating a comic strip or super hero who does not use
violence. Or with older students (high school) examine a made for TV
movie and re write the script and re work the drama to be one with a
positive message.
Another area we looked at was the media and the level of violence and
malace found in newspaper and magazines. We would make two dueling
collages, one with violence and one that portrays good/positive images.
My intention was that the negative one would be mostly from the
newspaper and be mostly black & white and the other would be color &
At any rate we found that this topic was easily approachable with
young students and could have wonderful outcomes. If anyone would be
interested in seeing our data or lesson plan , just ask.... we'd be
happy to pass it along!!
Kris-T Moore

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