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Message about the Individuals and Societies unit

In the “Individuals and Societies” unit, Year 7 boys have been honing their critical thinking and essay writing skills. They’ve been completing a unit that focuses on the significant struggles that engulfed North America in the 17th and 18th centuries. The Pontiacs Rebellion, the American Revolution and the War of 1812 were studied through the lens of the “Justification of War Theory”. The boys have been asked, Were these wars justified?” In their five-paragraph essays, they have applied the Just War Theory to one of these historical struggles and used criteria to defend their position. The unit has led to some excellent discussion regarding the destructive forces of war both historically and in our present day. Ultimately, this unit has asked the boys to consider if war can ever be truly justified.

Peter Gray pgray@ucc.on.ca