Paul M. Berry

Date of Award


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Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)



First Advisor

Not Mentioned


An eleventh-year group of American history pupils had been placed under my guidance in a nearby High School. Some four or five weeks after undertaking the task of teaching this group, the World War period chronologically made its appearance. Now, it was not my intention to teach the war in terms of battles, victories, territory lost, or territory regained. My all consuming objective was to attempt to create a dislike for war and all its attributes. This I sought dilligently to do in the following manner: At the beginning of this section one entire period was spent in discussing with the class the causes of the war in contrast with the occasions which actually brought the war into being: a second class period spent in the group's discussion of thefolly of using war as a means of settling International disputes; and still another period is consumed in dealing with the costs of war money, lives, setback to civilization.