PLANNING THE TIME
You will not be able to address all the suggested questions in one 45-minute session. Therefore, as you plan, try to include some time for each of the categories.
This exploration enables teachers to learn about students' attitudes and the extent of their knowledge: how much they know about war and the efforts to limit the suffering caused by war. It sets the tone with an open discussion in which teachers and students explore difficult questions together. There are no "right answers" at this stage and participants are not expected to be well-informed on the subject.
The optional 15-minute activity "Why not outlaw war?" can be used in this exploration, if time permits, or in any other exploration in which the question arises.
- to be aware of central questions underlying international humanitarian law (IHL)
- to be aware that there are no easy answers to some questions that may come up while exploring humanitarian law
- to construct a preliminary definition of human dignity
One 45- to 60-minute session