Preparing for Peace
The website of the Westmorland General Meeting 'Preparing for Peace' initiative
The Education Programme
Activity 2 The Arms Trade: A “Diamond Nine” exercise
To get pupils talking about war and peace.
To raise awareness of the different kinds of problems wars cause.
The sheet of nine cards should be cut up.
You could photocopy them on to card and then cut them up.
You could laminate them for greater durability.
Secondary. Older pupils may do the task quicker, and it could be used as a starter to more in-depth study of issues of war and peace.
Further information about the issues raised in this exercise can be found through the Westmorland General Meeting “Preparing For Peace” project, particularly in the following lectures:
Sir Samuel Brittan: The Ethics and Economics of the Arms Trade
Professor Paul Rogers: The environmrental cost of war
Dr. Paul Grossrieder: The human cost of war
These are available on the Project website: http://www.preparingforpeace.org
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