Why Do We Fight?: Conflict, War, and Peace

Why Do We Fight?: Conflict, War, and Peace

by Niki Walker
Why Do We Fight?: Conflict, War, and Peace

Why Do We Fight?: Conflict, War, and Peace

by Niki Walker


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Battles, protests, standoffs, strikes. We hear about them all the time. On the surface, a battle and a protest don‘t seem to have much in common, but they‘re really just two ways of handling a dispute. Both are conflicts.

Using real-world examples, Why Do We Fight? teaches kids to recognize the structures, factors, and complex histories that go into creating conflicts, whether personal or global—as well as the similarities between both. From culture clashes and trade disputes to disagreements about how to govern, Why Do We Fight? insists that the key to peace lies in how we choose to deal with conflict. It provides tools to help readers seek out information, make informed opinions, and learn to respect that others may think differently.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781771473545
Publication date: 03/15/2019
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 9.25(w) x 7.25(h) x (d)
Lexile: 990L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

NIKI WALKER is curious about what’s happening in the world and why, so writing and editing children’s non-fiction books isn’t just her profession; it’s her passion. She’s authored over 20 titles and edited more than 100, including Moto and Me and Off to Class. Niki has contributed to projects for Owlkids, CBC, Oxford UniversityPress, McGraw-Hill Ryerson, and more. She lives in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.

Table of Contents

Introduction: What Is Conflict? 7

Chapter 1 Why Do Conflicts Come Up? 11

Every conflict has a beginning-these are the factors that get things started.

Chapter 2 Dividing Lines 23

There are at least two sides in every disagreement. Here are the ways they get split.

Chapter 3 Cooperation or Combat? 39

To fight or not to fight? How and why conflicts can become wars.

Chapter 4 Making Peace 57

Building and keeping the peace…it's a full-time job.

Chapter 5 Making Sense of Conflicts 65

The best answers are rarely the easiest ones. But they're out there to be found!

Conclusion: What Do You Think? 74

Sources 76

Index 78

Acknowledgments and Note from the Author 80

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