Teaching Kids the Value of Compromise Can Dr. Seuss help Americans patch up their differences? One school curriculum uses Seuss books to teach children the skill of compromise. NPR's series, "Crossing the Divide," chronicles efforts to bridge political differences across the country.
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Teaching Kids the Value of Compromise

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Teaching Kids the Value of Compromise

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With the guidance of teacher Mandee Bellarosa, Springfield, N.J., high school students try to use conflict-resolution skills to peacefully resolve the Mexican-American War. Adam Hochberg, NPR hide caption

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With the guidance of teacher Mandee Bellarosa, Springfield, N.J., high school students try to use conflict-resolution skills to peacefully resolve the Mexican-American War.

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Can Dr. Seuss help Americans patch up their differences? One school curriculum uses the Sneeches and the Butter Battle Book to teach children about the value of compromise.

And one New Jersey high school class is trying to rewrite history, imagining that world leaders from the past hammered out their differences at the negotiating table rather than on the battlefield.