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A History of Conflict: Introduction
 
Take a step back in history and find out more about the history of the Israel-Arab conflict. You will be taken to the year 1250 BC where you can read about the history of the land that is currently under dispute. As you take your tour you will be given detailed information on the wars, major political figures, and other monumental events that have taken place. A timeline is provided for easy navigation. Maps and documents are included when applicable.
Topic:  Arab-Israeli conflict, Israel-Arab conflicts
URL:  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/middle_east/03/v3_ip_timeline/html/default.stm  
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Arab-Israeli Wars
   
The country of Israel and the Arab states have been in conflict for some time now. At this site you will be able to read about the conflicts that they have been in. It begins with the 1948-49 War when Israel gained their independence, though it is known that the history of the two goes back even further. The 1956 War was sparked when Israel thought that the Arabs were preparing for war. Other wars you can read about take place in 1967, 1973-74, and 1982.
Topic:  Arab-Israeli conflict, Israel-Arab conflicts
URL:  http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/history/A0804479.html  
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Bullies: What is Bullying?
   
The word "bully" reminds different people of different things, but it always associated with hurt feelings. Bullying can happen virtually anywhere to anyone. The type of bullying can also vary greatly. Bullying doesn't have to be a mean boy who pushes other kids around. Bullies come in all forms. Once you learn about the different types of bullying you may realize that you have been a victim of bullying or you have even a bully yourself. Take some time to look at the other sections...
Topic:  Bullies, Social conflict
URL:  http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/friends/bullies/  
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Conflict Resolution
 
Whether conflict leads to deadly confrontations or resolution and respect depends on how it is dealt with. Conflict can lead to war and trigger angry responses, or it can help people to express their feelings and improve their relationships. Disagreements are inevitable and conflict is a natural process. Find out what you can do to deal with conflict better, and explore alternatives to resorting to violence. Learn to manage conflict effectively by becoming aware of triggers, both your own...
Topic:  Interpersonal conflict, Youth and violence
URL:  http://www.ncpc.org/topics/conflict-resolution  
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Conflict Resolution
   
How do you respond when someone has broken your stuff, said something mean, or something happens that is unfair? Many people throw tantrums or are mean to everyone because they are angry. Do you think that solves the problem? Learn four steps for making sure everyone has a chance to get what they want. Discover what is required to replace conflict with understanding, and to avoid making the situation worse. Find out how you can work together, use "I" statements, and actively listen...
Topic:  Social conflict
URL:  http://www.cyh.com/HealthTopics/HealthTopicDetailsKids.aspx?p=335&np=287&id=1521  
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Cranes For Peace
   
This site was initiated to honor the Children's Peace Statue, the first National Monument in the United States created, designed, and paid for by children. The statue was inspired by the true story of a child, Sadako Sasaki, a Hiroshima bombing victim. She later contracted leukemia, a disease for which there was no known cure. While hospitalized Sadako's closest friend reminded her of an ancient Japanese legend of folding a thousand paper cranes so the Gods might grant her wish to live. This...
Topic:  Cranes (Birds)
URL:  http://www.networkearth.org/world/peace.html  
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Dealing With Bullies
   
A bully is a boy or girl who makes fun of or hurts another person to make himself or herself feel important. Bullies are often hard to get along with and the things they do may be harmful to other people. But you don't have to let bullies get the best of you. On this web site you can find out how to be brave with these sections: Dealing With Bullies, Being Brave With Bullies, Getting Help, and Stopping Bullying Behavior.
Topic:  Bullies, Social conflict
URL:  http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/emotion/bullies.html  
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Delete Cyberbullying
 
Understand the dangers of cyberbullying with this article and video from the National Crime Prevention Council. We think of bullies as those who say mean words in the hallways at school or use physical violence against others, but those who spread embarrassing or hurtful messages via instant messenger or text messaging are also bullies. Recognize that although many teens think such messages are funny and anonymous, they can be devastating to the victim and the bully can get caught. Find out...
Topic:  Bullies, Crime prevention, Social conflict
URL:  http://www.ncpc.org/programs/crime-prevention-month/newspaper-supplements/2007-cpm-newspaper-supplement.pdf  
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Educational Games - The Nobel Peace Prize
   
Martin Luther King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on December 10, 1964. His acceptance speech is posted on this Web site for you to read. What is the Mission of the Red Cross? It is to prevent human suffering. You can read all about the Red Cross Movement and then play the Prisoners of War Game to see if you are a "humanitarian champion" or "sadistic swine". Learn about nuclear weapons disarmament by playing the Peace Dove's Game. There are several lessons and...
Topic:  Educational games, Peace movements
URL:  http://nobelprize.org/educational_games/peace/index.html  
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Food for Peace
   
In America, there were big piles of extra grain. In other countries, people were going hungry. The Food for Peace program was designed to help people in other countries while also helping American farmers, encouraging exports, and helping spread freedom and friendship. In times of war, drought, and famine, Food for Peace has shipped supplies to countries in need, hoping to encourage peace and good will toward the United States. In fifty years, the program has provided forty million bags of...
Topic:  American foreign aid, Economic assistance, American
URL:  http://www.livinghistoryfarm.org/farminginthe50s/money_08.html  
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Guides: Israel and the Palestinian Territories
   
If you follow world news, you know how many stories concerning the Middle East focus on fighting between Israelis and the Palestinians. This CBBC guide may help you better understand the history, issues, and conflicts at work behind the headlines. Beginning with an description of the parties involved (Who are the Israelis? Who are the Palestinians?), this entry addresses such questions as, How was Israel created? What are the occupied territories? Have the Israelis and Palestinians talked...
Topic:  Arab-Israeli conflict, Israel-Arab conflicts
URL:  http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_1600000/newsid_1602700/1602748.stm  
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Hiroshima Peace Park
 
Welcome to Hiroshima Peace Park. It is a colorful and positive web site that offers students the chance to see the memorial that was built for the victims of the first atomic bomb. With text available in Japanese or English, you can read about the incident itself or see a map showing the area affected by this disaster and a few photos of the victims. If anything good can come out of such a terrible act, this tribute to peace must be it.
Topic:  Atomic bomb victims, Peace movements
URL:  http://www.aeras.jp/peacepark/mape.html  
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International Peace Garden
 
Located on the United States and Canadian border of North Dakota and Manitoba, the International Peace Garden is a "symbol of friendship" that brings over 150,000 visitors to its garden each year. You can see what the attraction is all about by seeing what their web site has to offer. The site tells you everything you need to know about visiting the garden, the garden's history, and special youth camp programs that are offered to the public.
Topic:  Gardens, Gardens--Canada
URL:  http://www.peacegarden.com/  
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KidsPoll: Helping Kids Deal With Conflict
   
Conflict is one thing you cannot escape, even when dealing with close siblings and friends. Disagreements are a part of life, and sometimes they become a big deal. Take a look at a Kids Health poll on conflict. Learn about compromise, apologizing, and conflict resolution. Get ideas for handling conflict, like taking turns, playing fair, using your words to express feelings, and sharing. Understand that different kids respond differently to conflict; while some get bossy or angry, others will...
Topic:  Social conflict
URL:  http://kidshealth.org/research/kidspoll_conflict.html  
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Mother Teresa: The Nobel Peace Prize 1979
 
"Mother Teresa was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in Skopje, Macedonia, on August 27, 1910." This web site is hosted by the Nobel Foundation and recognizes Mother Teresa upon her selection for the Nobel Prize. "This autobiography/biography was written at the time of the award" The biography provides detailed information about the life of Mother Teresa and her accomplishments. The article also names the other awards Mother Teresa was given for her promotion of international...
Topic:  Teresa,--Mother,--1910-1997
URL:  http://nobelprize.org/peace/laureates/1979/teresa-bio.html  
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No Bully - 4 Kids
   
This site is part of the Telecom/Police STOP BULLYING Campaign. Spot and Bo are here to show you around the site. You can hang out with Bo and his friends and play the No Bully game, and he's got lots of other useful information for kids. Spot can help you to find out about support services in your community and ways that adults can help kids to deal with bullying.
Topic:  Social conflict
URL:  http://www.nobully.org.nz/kids.htm  
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Out on a Limb- A Guide to Getting Along
 
Have you ever ignored a person who is bothering you? Have you ever had a fight with someone else? This web site provides you with some ideas for how to handle a problem getting along with someone. You will read about kids who aren't getting along, and then you can help them choose the best way to solve the problem. You can also learn how to be a good listener, and play a game about feelings.
Topic:  Conflict management, Interpersonal relations
URL:  http://urbanext.illinois.edu/conflict/intromovie.html  
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Palestine, Israel and the Arab-Israeli Conflict A Primer
 
The main dispute between the Israelis and Arabs centers on a piece of land. The land is about 10,000 square miles, roughly the size of Maryland. Both sides have their own beliefs on why the land belongs to them. When you first visit this site you will be taken to an introduction that gives you general information, as well as a summary on the beginning of the dispute. Beyond the introduction there are fourteen pages of text and pictures that give you a historical background about this conflict.
Topic:  Arab-Israeli conflict, Israel-Arab conflicts, Middle East--Politics and government
URL:  http://www.merip.org/palestine-israel_primer/intro-pal-isr-primer.html  
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Peace Action
 
The group Peace Action presents a timeline of the efforts to promote practical and positive alternatives for peace. The highlights of the group's history start in the 1950's. In 1957, the first ad campaign for a nuclear policy ran in the New York Times. In 1960, this group put on a rally in Madison Square Garden in New York. This rally attracted 20,000 people to hear Eleanor Roosevelt and Harry Belafonte call for an end to the arms race. Sections of interest include information about...
Topic:  Arms race
URL:  http://www.peace-action.org/abt/timeline.html  
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Peace and Peacekeeping
   
Most cultures throughout the world strive for peace, a world without violence and war. They strive to be able to work together in harmony without any disagreements. On this web site you will explore the concept of peace around the world. With the help of magazine articles you will visit different cultures and learn their peace symbols and greetings and then be introduced to the United Nations, one of the world's most well known peace keeping organizations. You will also have the chance to...
Topic:  Peace movements
URL:  http://www.britishcouncil.org/learnenglish-central-themes-peace.htm  
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Peace Corps
 
This web site provides viewers with a comprehensive look at the Peace Corps and its functions. There is not an aspect of the Corps that is not covered on this web site. The Peace Corp, which is available to all individuals young and old, has a need for anyone of any skill level. There is recent news and updates about volunteers currently on assignment. Research the benefits that belonging to the Peace Corps might offer you.
Topic:  Helping behavior, Peace Corps (U.S.)
URL:  http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm  
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Peace Corps
   
Helping others is really important. President John F. Kennedy had a vision for an organization where young people from the United States help people around the world and promote peace and development. He established the Peace Corps, a chance for American volunteers to live in another country for two years and help with education, health care, business, agriculture, the environment, or community development. Volunteers build bridges, train teachers, or help in schools or health clinics.
Topic:  Peace Corps (U.S.)
URL:  http://www.chevroncars.com/learn/history/peace-corps  
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Peace Corps Challenge
   
Go along with Traveler, the world- traveling dog, and visit many different places around the globe. You can learn about what the Peace Corps do in order to make a difference and help other people and countries that are in need. There are different sections, including Make a Difference, Explore the World, Food, Friends and Fun and Tell Me a Story. There are also games that you can play, as well as a link to the official Peace Corps home page.
Topic:  Humanitarian assistance, American, Peace Corps (U.S.)
URL:  http://www.peacecorps.gov/kids/  
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PeaceJam: Change Starts Here
   
PeaceJam is an international education program built around leading Nobel Peace Laureates who work personally with youth to pass on the spirit, skills, and wisdom they embody. The goal of PeaceJam is to inspire a new generation of peacemakers who will transform their local communities, themselves, and the world. This site celebrates the lives of some heroes of peace including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, The Dalai Lama, Betty Williams, President Nelson Mandela, and others.
Topic:  Peace movements, Social action
URL:  http://www.peacejam.org/  
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Problems with Friendship
   
No one wants to play with me. How often have you said or thought that? Investigate reasons why your friend might want to play with someone else or might want to be left alone for awhile. If you think your friend is mad at you, you can ask in a nice way. You can look around for another group you might join for a game or find another person you might help or play with. Get busy with a rope, ball, or on the playground and maybe somebody will join you. Discover ways to improve your social skills.
Topic:  Social conflict, Social problems, Social skills
URL:  http://www.cyh.com/HealthTopics/HealthTopicDetailsKids.aspx?p=335&np=287&id=1465  
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Relationships: Dealing with Conflict
 
While young kids often have intervention from adults in dealing with conflicts, teens need to learn the skills for conflict resolution on their own, although they can sometimes still use mediation. Take a look at some examples of teen conflict, from those that can be solved with a simple apology to more complex issues. Conflict can occur in a variety of different relationships or even within yourself. Discover the consequences of avoiding conflict or responding in anger. Try a step-by-step...
Topic:  Social conflict
URL:  http://www.girlshealth.gov/relationships/conflict/index.cfm  
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Religious Leaders Promote Peace
   
Different religions often cause problems between countries. These problems sometimes lead to war. Over 1,000 religious leaders from around the world gathered for the Millennium World Peace Summit because they believe that religion can be an important part of the path to peace. Justice and peace are an important part of the beliefs of many world religions. Cooperation and the positive values of religion can increase understanding between people of different countries. Yet, one important...
Topic:  Peace movements, War--Religious aspects
URL:  http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/kids/news/story/0,28277,53642,00.html  
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Saying Your Sorry
   
Apologizing is an important human behavior to learn. This health focused web site discusses what it means to say you're sorry and how it makes you feel. There are examples of how it sounds to give you some practice. The second page of the article talks about when you should apologize, what to do if someone still feels angry and if saying your sorry fixes everything.
Topic:  Human behavior, Social conflict
URL:  http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/home_family/sorry.html  
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Social Conflict: Global Perspective
 
This site offers a brief perspective on the role of social conflict and its consequences. The site uses examples such as the Industrial Revolution, living under Stalin in the Soviet Union, social instability in Red China, the role of Mahatma Ghandi in India, and the role of Nelson Mandela in South Africa. You can read about all these social conflicts and learn about how they were resolved.
Topic:  Social conflict
URL:  http://www.regentsprep.org/Regents/global/themes/conflict/social.cfm  
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Twelve Skills Summary
 
Conflict is a natural part of interacting with other people, and the ability to peacefully resolve a conflict is an important skill for effective communication. The Conflict Resolution Network offers twelve skills which make up the foundation of conflict resolution. Each of the twelve skills is accompanied by a detailed explanation and examples and ideas for implementing the skill. Some of the skills offer self-assessment questions or additional steps for skills such as mediation and...
Topic:  Conflict management, Interpersonal communication, Interpersonal relations
URL:  http://www.crnhq.org/twelveskills.html  
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United Nations
 
The United Nations (UN) works to resolve cultural conflicts throughout the world. The UN Web site describes what actions have been taken to achieve peace and security. There's information on completed missions, disarmament, decolonization, and landmine removal. You can also read a daily briefing to find out how the UN is reacting to current cultural crises.
Topic:  Culture conflict, United Nations, World politics
URL:  http://www.un.org/  
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What Kids Say About: Arguing
   
More than 1,000 preteens were surveyed on the topic of social conflict at ten children's museums. Find out what they had to say about how often they argue with others, who they usually argue with, and how often words turn to physical violence. Although one-fourth turned to violence, one-third said they try to talk or work it out. Most kids argued the most with their siblings, and many wanted help from adults in solving disagreements. Read some tips for arguing less, like controlling your...
Topic:  Social conflict
URL:  http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/talk/kidssay/arguing.html  
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What Should I Do if My Family Fights?
   
You don't always know what to do when members of your family fight. No matter how you feel, you most likely just want it to stop. In times like this you really can do something. You can learn what to do when your parents fight, when you fight with your parents, when you fight with a brother or sister, and even get helpful tips on any type of family fights. If you find this information helpful, you can look at the other articles offered on this site that may also be of a help.
Topic:  Conflict management, Family problems
URL:  http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/talk/qa/family_fights.html  
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When Friends Fight: Make Peace Not War
   
Do you have a crush on someone and not sure what to do? This site by PBS Kids deals with all aspects of friendships. Look inside a bully's head to see why they do what they do, and then learn to deal with those bullies. All friendships will have bumps in the road. Learn how to get over a problem with a friend. Find out what celebrities say about friendship. For each topic there are games to play and a place for you to vote on the topic. Click on the advice tab to find answers to a problem.
Topic:  Friendship
URL:  http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/friends/friendsfight/index.html  
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