A Just War or Just a War?

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What, if anything, makes a war "just"? This is an interesting and important question to explore with your class, and you can utilize an excellent lesson plan to support your group inquiry. The American Revolution and the War of 1812 are focus subjects in this investigation into the concept and justification behind war as a whole.

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Pros

  • Excellent resources, including engaging video, detailed graphic organizers, and appropriate primary source material
  • Variety of learning strategies (warm-up, note taking, presentation, role-play, collaboration, etc.) incorporated into lesson procedures
Cons

  • Broken link to Michael Walzer's "Just War Theory" video, but you can easily find it through an online search