Volume 2, Number 3,
on the India/Pakistan Conflict
to the Webquest
Sheikh from the Lahore American School in Pakistan
developed a webquest on the India/Pakistan Conflict.
The curriculum rationale provided by Sheikh is as
children of today will be the policy makers of
the future. By participating in this webquest,
students will learn to analyze and understand
material from a variety of web sites which will
give them different perspectives about the situation
in India and Pakistan. Students will independently
formulate their viewpoints. They will then participate
in effectively, clearly and persuasively articulating
their proposals for a possible solution to a very
real and sensitive world issue.
friction between India and Pakistan must be of
urgent interest and concern to the entire world.
This is not only because both have the capability
of nuclear warfare, but also because of the impact
on the stability and economic potential of a region
inhabited by over one billion people.
is the attempt of this project to contribute towards
peace and understanding between Pakistan and India
in a small way...students need to realize that
they can make a difference in creating a world
free of conflict, hatred and war.
scenario for this webquest is that World War III is
about to occur. India and Pakistan are in a dispute
over Kashmir. Negotiators have been
unsuccessful in obtaining a peace agreement and various
organizations are working to prevent the
use of nuclear weapons. A Peace Summit has been called
at the United Nations office in Geneva in a final
attempt to avert nuclear warfare in India and Pakistan.
Delegatios from Pakistan, India, Kashmir and the United
States have been invited to the meetings to present
their proposals for a lasting peace and and end to
calls for war.
Goal of the Webquest
participating in this webquest need to determine
how their group would design a lasting peace agreement
between India and Pakistan.
Way to Reach the Goal
information, general information and the history
of the India/Pakistan peace process is provided
to help students understand the India/Pakistan dispute.
Students also need to search for information on
Students will form a peace proposal with their group
by answering the following questions:
of the four delegations will you join? India, Pakistan,
Kashmir or the United States?
viewpoint will you take as part of your delegation?
The Kashmiris, Pakistanis, Indians, Americans, nuclear
non-proliferationists or human rights activists?
steps do you think would be effective in fostering
a lasting peace between India and Pakistan?
Information about the Webquest
are provided with information throughout the webquest
about how to find information, how to write a proposal,
etc... Teachers are also provided with a way to evaluate
students' work. The webquest can be found at http://www.angelfire.com/wy/peacequest.
project of Campus Conflict Resolution
Supported by a FIPSE grant from the US Department of Education
and seed money from the Hewlett Foundation-funded CRInfo
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