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United States Institute of Peace: Lessons for Upper Elementary School

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) was established by Congress as an independent, nonpartisan institute whose mission is to “increase the nation’s capacity to manage International conflict without violence.” The five resources...
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Peacebuilding Toolkit for Educators - Middle School Edition

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Rather than just talking about giving peace a chance, with the 15 resources in this collection middle schoolers learn the skills they need to become peace builders. The lessons were developed by the United States Institute of Peace...
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Peacebuilding Toolkit for Educators - High School Edition

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Established by Congress, the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) is a nonpartisan institution whose goal is to "increase the nation's capacity to manage international conflict without violence." The 15 USIP resources in the...
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Sacred Stories of Native Americans

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A Native America in the Classroom collection provides six videos and support materials about indigenous peoples who lived throughout North, Central, and South America. Young historians are introduced to Incan and Hopi origin stories, a...
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The Haudenosaunee Legendary Founding

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
While many young historians would say the United States' form of democracy is the longest living, the confederacy established by Hiawatha and the Haudenosaunee is America's precursor. The activity set, complete with a beautifully...
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Identifying Conflict Styles

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Are you a peace-keeper or a problem-solver? Explore conflict management styles through a lesson, fourth in a 15-part series, that combines individual assessment and collaborative work. Groups learn the basic tendencies of each style,...
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Simulation on The Cambodia Peace Settlement

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Can there be peace in Cambodia? Immerse your class in a realistic negotiation setting during a riveting simulation. Learners assume the roles of key players in a group sparring with an opposing group to try to achieve peace in the midst...
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Giving Peace a Chance

For Teachers 6th - 8th
In honor of International Peace Day, students can learn about the challenges we face in the world.
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Justice for All - Educating Youth for Social Responsibility: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
New ReviewTeach middle schoolers how to develop healthy relationships with activities and lessons designed to create a kind and inclusive classroom. Pupils create guidelines to develop a safe and civil learning environment. They learn how to...
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Veterans Day | All About the Holidays

For Students K - 4th
A quick video details the history of Veterans Day. Viewers discover how the holiday came to be, dating back to 1918 when it was known as Armistice Day, and how it has evolved to the holiday we celebrate currently. A question challenges...
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The UN: Working for Us All

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The United Nation's role in world diplomacy is critical, but its enforcement is limited. Using activities such as role plays and simulations, classmates consider the role the UN plays in world peace keeping. The unit plan includes five...
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What Does Peace Mean?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Let peace begin with your class! After brainstorming definitions and interpretations of the word peace, class members draw their version of peace and pass it to a neighbor, who adds to the drawing. Several rounds later, students get...
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Peaceful Change

For Students 6th Standards
What do Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, and Mahatma Gandhi have in common? They were all peaceful social activists. As part of a series of lessons about peace activists, learners choose an activist to research, complete an activity sheet...
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Unit 14: Waging Peace - Election Monitoring

For Teachers 2nd - 12th Standards
How does a former president play a role in defending democracy? Around the world, many groups protest fair and free elections. By challenging issues such as complicated ballots and voter intimidation, the Carter Center works tirelessly...
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The Author of All Quiet on The Western Front - Erich Maria Remarque

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
considered one of the great anti-war novels, All Quiet on the Western Front details the experiences of Erich Maria Remarque on the German front. In addition, Remarque collected stories from other soldiers to paint a picture of the...
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Peace Worksheets

For Students 2nd - 6th
Children are the voice of the future—and they are the best chance the world has for international peace. Help them secure peace in their lifetimes with a lesson based on the history of the United Nations, which includes a space for...
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Conflict Resolution

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Does your class understand the importance of peaceful conflict resolution? Middle schoolers share conflict stories, then collaborate to resolve simulated conflicts during an engaging lesson. The teacher's guide contains implementation...
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Simulation on Sri Lanka: Setting the Agenda for Peace

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Can there be an end to conflict on the island of Sri Lanka? Young peacekeepers explore the decades-old struggle between the three distinct religious groups that call Sri Lanka home in hopes of finding a resolution. The role-play activity...
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What Does It Take to Be a Peacebuilder?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Is the spirit of peacebuilding already inside you? Scholars take a closer look at the characteristics of peacebuilders, past and present, in lesson 13 of a 15-part series. Individuals identify common traits of peacebuilders, then work...
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Simulation on Peacekeeping in Kashmir: An American Choice

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Will the United States take a stand in the Kashmir conflict? A mock meeting of the minds examines a peace proposal between China, Pakistan, and India to determine if the United States should deploy troops to the area. Individuals take on...
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Simulation on Conflict Prevention in the Greater Horn of Africa

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Is containing a conflict possible in the Horn of Africa? Young peacekeepers engage in a simulation that examines the multi-faceted conflict that exists between the countries of Ethiopia and Eritrea. Representatives from ten countries in...
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Becoming a Peacebuilder

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
"Be the change you wish to see in the world!" The 15th and final lesson in a peacebuilding series uses this quote from Gandhi to prepare pupils for their own action projects. Individuals research a global issue, then brainstorm a method...
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Organizations Working for Peace

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
From helping refugees to negotiating peace treaties, the peacekeepers of the world keep busy! Introduce young activists to the many individuals and organizations throughout the world that work daily toward peace. 14th in a series of 15...
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Mediating Conflict

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Two's a negotiation, but three's a mediation! Demonstrate the differences between the two processes through a role-playing lesson. The activity familiarizes pupils with the role of a mediator and examines the types of situations that...
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Identifying Your Conflict Style

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do you handle conflict? Individuals look inward to determine their own conflict style through group discussion and a short quiz. The sixth installment in a series of 15 conflict management lessons examines how our feelings and...
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Identifying Elements of Conflict

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What lies at the heart of a conflict? Help pupils peel back the layers during an in-depth study of the elements of conflict. A instructional activity addressing peacekeeping and conflict management examines the historical, emotional, and...
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Identifying Conflicts

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
When viewpoints collide, conflict arises. Can your pupils identify the components of conflict? The fourth in a series of 15 lessons about peacebuilding helps participants identify the underlying causes of conflict. Teams role play to...
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A Natural Resource Called Peace

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Get your pupils outside and teach them about peace at the same time! Scholars create a list describing peace, hike outside, add to that list, and later create poems. The exercises support differentiation for your individual classes as...
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Same Colors, Different Flavors

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Who says getting to know your neighbors has to be difficult? The first resource in a three-part series creates an engaging project that teaches your scholars about Canadian culture. A question-and-answer format takes place via e-mail and...
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Perspectives on Peace

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Much like a garden, once the seeds of peace are planted, they need to be tended! How can humankind make and keep peace? The second installment in a series of 15 peacebuilding activities focuses on different perceptions of peace. The...
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Taking a Step Toward Peacebuilding

For Teachers 6th - 8th
What can someone do to increase the peace? Pupils take small steps toward a big peacebuilding role in the final lesson in a 15-part unit. Individuals identify their roles as a peacebuilder and create a stepping stone that reflects their...
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Making a Difference: Becoming a Peacebuilder

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Being an agent of change is no easy task! What are some of the common challenges that peacebuilders face every day? The 14th portion in a series of 15 explores the lives of peacebuilders. Grouped pupils discuss these challenges before...
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Organizations Working for Peace

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
We're all in this together! Show young scholars that peace is a process and having the support of like-minded people can make it happen. 13th in a series of 15 peace building activities, groups conduct research on a peace organization,...
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Peacebuilders in Action

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What contributions have great peacebuilders made to our society? Civic-minded scholars take an in-depth look at people who have made a difference world-wide during the 12th lesson in a 15-part series. After researching facts about their...
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Perspectives on Peace

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Is peace simply the absence of war, or is there more to the story? Young social scientists define peace in the second installment of a 15-part series. Groups work together to explore cultural concepts of peace and the peacemaking process...
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Characteristics of Peacebuilders

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Can anyone become a peacebuilder? A lesson on character education challenges scholars to examine the characteristics of well-known peacebuilders. Pupils then look within themselves to discover their own strengths as they relate to...
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Responding to Conflict: Nonverbal Communication

For Teachers 6th - 8th
What does your posture say about you? How can it affect the outcome of conflict resolution or negotiation? Show scholars the importance of nonverbal communication during the sixth in a series of 15 peacebuilding lessons. Learners work...
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Observing Conflict

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Can your class manage conflict? Give them the tools they need to succeed at conflict resolution with the third activity in a 15-part series of peacebuilding activities. Learners draw from personal conflict experience as they analyze...
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Defining Conflict

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Before there can be peace, we have to understand conflict. Introduce the concept of conflict through a two-part activity that combines discussion, collaboration, and writing. The first in a 15-part series examines the multiple meanings...
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Simulation on The Paris Peace Talks of December 1972 – January 1973

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
When warring countries come together to negotiate peace, there's so much at stake! Discover the viewpoints of the participants in the Paris Peace Talks to end the Vietnam conflict through an engaging simulation. Learners collaborate...
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Nonviolence and Peace Movements: Crash Course World History 228

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is violence inevitable, or can peace overcome war? A Crash Course World History discusses how Leo Tolstoy influenced Mohandas Gandhi to use nonviolent resistance against British Imperialism, and how Gandhi's example became a model for...
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How Does the Nobel Peace Prize Work?

For Students 7th - 12th
What do Juan Manuel Santos Calderon, the Tunisian Nation Dialogue Quartet, Barrack Obama, Bertha Von Suttner, and Malala Yousafzai all have in common? Each of these remarkable individuals is the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. But just...
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Peace Bridge Game

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students examine the border between the United States and Canada. As a class, they are introduced to the purpose of the Peace Bridge which is located from New York into Canada. In groups, they use the internet to research the...
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Peace in the Middle East

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students study a region. In this history instructional activity, students discover how different people and events have affected the Middle East in its efforts to be a peaceful area. They work in small groups on an assigned topic and...
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Peace Brainstorming Activity

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars study the topic of peace and use brainstorming techniques to create a clustering diagram. In this peace brainstorming activity, students organize brainstorming material to complete a writing assignment. Young scholars...
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The Debate in the United States over the League of Nations: League of Nations Basics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine Woodrow Wilson's ideas for peace and the League of Nations. They examine how he garnered supported of it by looking at images and discussing their context.
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Stop the Fighting and Start Uniting

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Research current and proposed peace talks around the world with this New York Times lesson, Using the Darfur peace talks in Abuja, Nigeria as a starting point, middle schoolers create a news program on the subject. They propose a future...
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Unit 19: Waging Peace - The Nobel Peace Prize

For Teachers 2nd - 12th Standards
Who wins the Nobel Peace Prize and why? While the criteria may seem obvious, some warriors for peace, such as Gandhi, have not been winners. The included resources and discussion questions ask learners to consider who gets the award and...
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Unit 15: Launching Liberty - Democracy in Liberia

For Teachers 2nd - 12th Standards
While Liberia is named after "liberty," the nation has struggled with political turmoil. It was founded by free African Americans in the 1820s, but has been plagued by civil war and violence in recent decades. Various activities,...
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Hands out For World Peace

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students discuss the meanings of peace and harmony and research how international organizations work to promote peaceful relations between nations. After listing methods to promote peace, students trance their hands in a pattern of...
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Dedicated to Peace: Create a Seal for the Carter Center

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Develop a definition of peace with your class, one that extends beyond "the absence of war." Pupils research the work of Rosalynn and President Jimmy Carter through the Carter Center. They depict the essential elements of the Center's...
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Iraq: War and Peace Activities

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Hold a debate in this critical thinking and persuasion lesson. First, middle schoolers are divided into two teams. They debate the question, "Can a war ever be just?" Each team presents their side and then a vote is held for the most...
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Everyone Needs to Learn to Live in Peace—Primary Grades

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Young scholars create a peaceful classroom. In this classroom behavior instructional activity, learners brainstorm ideas to create a peaceful classroom setting. Young scholars role play conflict resolution strategies.
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Symbolism - Peace

For Students 8th - 12th
In this symbolism learning exercise, students analyze political cartoons about war and peace that utilze symbols. Students then respond to 2 short answer questions.
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Peace and Perspective through Poetry: The Dream of Peace in the Middle East

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students use poetry to understand conflict in the Middle East. In this poetry lesson, students read persona poems and use the poetry  and a novel as mentor text to guide their own poem about peace in the Middle East.
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Sticks and Stones

For Teachers Pre-K - 4th
Students explore bullying.  In this character development lesson, students discuss verbal and nonverbal bullying. Using the "sticks and stones" adage, students write a sentence describing a hurtful act on a gray piece of paper, crumple...
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"Tree of Peace": Critical Thinking About Revolution to Global Conflict

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders explore the importance of peace in society.  In this Global History lesson, 10th graders create a common vocabulary for the different elements that exist in a peaceful society.  Students discover the connections between...
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Peace by Piece

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students write children's stories with positive messages. In this service learning lesson, complete the writing process steps to create a picture book that promotes peace.
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Israeli-Palestinian Peace Summit

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Summit. In groups, they use the internet to research world leaders and discuss the peace process. To end the lesson, they present their findings along with issues that committees discuss...
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Questions of War and Peace: Using Case Studies to Teach the History of American Foreign Policy

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students read three case studies to focus on how the United States dealt with foreign policy issues. In groups, they read about the decision to drop the atomic bomb, the commitment of troops to Vietnam and wwhether to send troops to...
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Peace

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders explore through research changes in Japan following A-bomb, discuss how people of all ages can model tolerance and peaceful coexistence, examine Constitution of Japan, and identify its three basic tenants.
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A New NATO?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students read and interpret NATO's mission statement. After reading an article, they discover incidents in which NATO has deviated from their original purpose. In groups, they research the opinions of the countries of NATO. They write...
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A World At Peace

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students view a film segment and identify examples of world conflict. They examine why groups fight for control of land or natural resources. They discover ways in which conflict can be avoided.
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Peace Through Our Eyes

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students examine and demonstrate various ways the word peace is demonstrated in different cultures. They discuss why people create signs and symbols for peace, create a personal peace sign, and draw what they think peace looks like.
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Dalai Lama Peace and Conflict Resolution

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore the Dalai Lama teachings on peaceful conflict resolution. They discuss how actions and words affect others. Students sing action songs about peace. They create a stick puppet to enhance discussions about conflict...
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Devotion

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students explore the importance of peace and working together when discussing different religions and places where students are not allowed to be together. In this working together lesson plan, students plan a fund raising activity to...
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Philippians 4:6-7

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this tracing worksheet, students trace many sentences in cursive writing that are about peace. Students trace 12 lines total.
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Give Peace A Chance: Nonviolence as a valid strategy for social change

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Young scholars analyze how people solve conflicts. In this conflict resolution lesson, students look at Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King's nonviolence movements. They see the reasoning behind nonviolence and how it works. 
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No Path Without Pain

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students analyze the message of John Lennon's "Imagine." In this promoting peace lesson, students complete a cloze activity on the song and discuss its meaning. Students then write their own versions of "Imagine."
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Ahimsa as a Moral Force

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore the concept of Ahimsa. In this peace and tolerance lesson, students discuss Gandhi's application of Ahimsa and Satyagrah as they view the motion picture titled, "Gandhi." High schoolers also discuss how effective...
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Gandhi's Salt March, A Simulation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine Gandhi's Salt March. For this peace and tolerance lesson, students discuss the Salt Tax Levy that was imposed in India. Students then debate how the Indian National Congress should have handled the issue.
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Ahimsa in Writers Workshop

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students investigate nonviolent lifestyles by researching the life of Gandhi.  In this journalism lesson, students define the word ahimsa and how important nonviolence is when solving conflicts.  Students create a timeline of personal...
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A Peaceful Classroom

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Students complete activities to analyze and create a peaceful environment. In this peaceful living lesson, students read about Sadako and how she is associated with peace. Students practice making paper cranes, discuss their beliefs...
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Budgeting for Peace

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Students explore world leader's quests for peace. In this world leader research lesson, students read a speech by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and view budget figures for the United States. Students work in groups to create an alternate...
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Can We Live in Peace? Middle East: A Region in Turmoil

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders analyze three monotheistic religions as an appreciation of the Middle East. In this world religions lesson, 7th graders analyze the beliefs and the leaders of the three major religions. Students research a topic and...
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Creating a World of Peace at Home and Abroad

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students discover the importance of peace. In this peace lesson, students agree to have a week with no harassment, fighting or derogatory talk. Each classroom chooses a different country to represent and they create geographic themed...
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New Year's Resolution Flags

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
Students make New Year's Resolutions. In this resolution lesson, students listen to the story Peace Begins with You by Katherine Sholes. They discuss different ways they can help make their world more peaceful and create a resolution flag. 
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Personal Peace Symbols

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders produce a work of art that symbolizes peace and their experiences with it. In this peace symbolism instructional activity, 11th graders sketch symbols associated with peace view art examples of peace images. Students...
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Peace Partners

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students research the similarities of historically conflicting cultures and write a peace agreement for them. In this behavioral studies lesson, students discuss some world conflicts and forms they take. Students work in pairs and to...
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Famous Peacemakers - Creating a Declaration of Peace

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Young scholars create written reports about a famous peacemaker. In this peacemaker lesson plan, students use books and the internet to research someone who is famous for creating peace in the world and write a report on it.
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Peace and Conflict in the news

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students gain an awareness of conflict and peace keepings around the world. In this peace and conflict lesson plan, students use newspapers, magazines, the Internet, and other mediums to research and discuss the awareness of peace and...
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Make a Peace Windsock

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students explore "peace." In this character development instructional activity, students define "peace" and discuss instances that reflect examples of peace. Students create a windsock using symbols for peace. Directions for the windsock...
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Global Peace and Local Legacies

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students research the stories of individuals who have received the Nobel Peace Prize. In this global peace lesson, students describe the work of various winners of the Noble Peace Prize, and analyze the choices made by the recipients and...
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Iraq: War and Peace Activities

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students investigate ways to solve conflict. In this conflict resolution lesson, students work in groups to determine a solution to a situation presented by the teacher. They apply their ideas on a more global level to solving world...
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Inclusion/Exclusion

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students recognize the causes and consequences of segregation. In this segregation lesson, students develop an understanding of diverse cultures and watch a video of Nick News. Students discuss the video and describe their emotions.
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Becoming Cultural Allies

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners develop ways of becoming cultural allies. For this respect lesson, students watch the video Nick News with Linda Ellerbee and discuss ways to respect different cultures.
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My Spelling Words

For Students 2nd
In this spelling learning exercise, 2nd graders practice reading and writing each word listed. Then they use all of the spelling words to complete the sentences given at the bottom of the sheet.
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The Lion And the Lamb

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
In this peace coloring worksheet, students study a black line drawing of a lion embracing a lamb. There are no words or directions on this sheet.
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Peace Word Search

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this peace word search puzzle, students locate 20 words and mark them in the word search. All words pertain to peace, and there is a word bank.
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War & Peace

For Students 4th - 6th
In this social studies learning exercise, students find the words that are used to describe war and peace times .The answers are found at the bottom of the page.
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A Peaceful Place is Powerful for the Mind

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students explore conflict resolution techniques. They develop strong conflict resolution techniques and create a peaceful classroom environment that promotes learning. Students teach others in the community about how to create peace.
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Introductory lesson for the beginning of each new year

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students explore, analyze and discuss the human values of truth, love, peace, righteousness, and responsibility. They discover that these values help everyone live more happily and in greater harmony with other people. Valuing others...
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Developing A Balanced Lifestyle

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students engage in a study of the character trait of peace and how it is useful to becoming part of a lifestyle. The activity asks students to read a story that illustrates the concept that is followed by targeted questions to be answered.
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INNER STRENGTH

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students ponder and examine different ways of being strong as well as the quotation of the week. They brainstorm and discuss the quote "Happiness is an inner smile." In addition, they read a story and answer a variety of questions.
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Values of Peace and Gratitude

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students engage in a lesson that focuses on the character trait of being grateful. Its connections to becoming a peaceful person are emphasized by reading a story that helps students to make cognitive connections to the subject.
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What I Dream For:

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students investigate about the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr., watching video clips from unitedstreaming. They identify ways that they can help make Martin Luther's dream of peace a reality. Pupils identify contributions that...
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The Five Values

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Young scholars brainstorm and explore the five values of life: truth, love, peace, right conduct and non-violence. They bounce ideas off each other to assess more of a knowledge of each value. In addition, they write their reflections of...
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Forgiveness and Gratitude

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students are introduced to the concepts of forgiveness and gratitude. As a class, they listen as they are read a story and note acts of forgiveness and gratitude. They answer comprehension questions and brainstorm definitions of peace...
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Peace: Being Even Tempered

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students explore reasons to have a positive attitude. They read a story about attitudes and sing a song about being in a good mood. In groups, students share happy stories. They draw a cartoon about a child being bullied and discuss...
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Patience and Self Discipline

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students think about the importance of patience and self discipline in obtaining the things in life that will make us happy. Students complete various activities that get them thinking to themself, working in small groups about keeping...
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Self Acceptance

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students develop confidence about themselves. Students imagine they are a rubber ball and think about how strong they are inside themselves. They read a story about an elephant and a lion and reflect on questions provided. Finally,...
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Being Grateful

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students consider feelings about the things we have. They look at their friends, their home, possessions, and things given to us and if we take them for granted, wish for something else, or are grateful for them. Students reflect on how...
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Historical Peacemakers

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students research historical figures using library books and encyclopedias that are famous for their peaceful efforts. They analyze how these historical figure's peaceful efforts have had a long-term impact to society.
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Increase the Peace At Recess

For Teachers K - 6th
Students discuss activities that could further keep the peace at recess. Using vocabulary, they analyze recess from a different point of view. They discover how working together can make their school a safer and fun place. They...
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Famous Peacemakers ~ Creating a Declaration of Peace

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners read about famous peacemakers and identify their characteristics. They reseach a peacemaker they are interested in. They create a Declaration of Peace to share with the community.
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Pinwheels for Peace

For Teachers K - 12th
Students create their own pinwheels to celebrate World Peace Day. They follow directions carefully and discuss what peace means to them. They share their pinwheel with the class.
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Words in The News ' "Crunch Time For Climate Change"

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students read about the Geneva Convention, Paris peace treaties, and Kyoto protocol. After discussing the importance of each event, students choose vocabulary words from their readings and answer questions dealing with the topic.
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Let There Be Peace On Earth

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students discuss the concept of peace and brainstorm ways to show peace. They read "Sadako & the Thousand paper Cranes" and discuss the theme of the story. After watching a video of "A Thousand Paper Cranes peace Project 1977,"...
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Peace Be Still (The Peace of Jesus)

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Learners listen to and discuss story of Jesus calming storm, write script containing interview questions, create background with props, make video of newscast, and illustrate memory verse or symbol of peace using KidPix software.
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Reaching Peace: The Casco Bay Treaty

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze different interpretations of the Casco Bay Treaty Conference. They work in groups and evaluate a section of the Treaty and the terms associated with it. They present their terms to the class and the modern day versions...
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Rewrite History Role Play: Make Your Own Treaty

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers create a new treaty to maintain peace with the Casco Bay Conference. They discuss the wars between 1675 and 1763 and work in groups to conduct a peace conference. They prepare for the conference and create a new treaty....
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Recognizing Peace

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students read the statement of Alfred Nobel and discuss the Nobel Peace Price and its criteria. They consider criteria and selection process to establish a school or community peace award. Students consider potential recipients for the...
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Self-Control

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students examine their feelings of anger in various situations. In groups, they view scenerios from different points of view and from reading many poems. They answer comprehension questions about a story they read to end the class.
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Day of Kindness

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine and discuss the different types of violence and anger present in their daily lives. As a class, they share their experiences of violent situations they have been in or witnessed. They develop non-violent solutions to...
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Culture of Peace

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students view various television programs and identify the attitudes and values present in each. Using the ads, they discuss the value of peace and the language associated with it in the nation today. After reading articles, they...
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Cultural Views of Peace and Non-Violence

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers read the book, "A Million Visions of Peace" to view the art and writing of children and adults about peace. They create an original work about peace using writing, drawing, photography, etc. They choose a word for peace...
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Promoting Peace

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders discuss reasons for fighting and extend that to the concept of war. They investigate the concept of peace, how to sign peace and indicate five components to achieve peace. They determine how to solve disagreements in a...
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We Are Peacemakers ~ Making a Class Anthology

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners read books with themes of peace. They discuss how to solve problems peacefully. They create a peace anthology and share their books with the community.
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Peacemakers ABC Banner

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research the life of a man killed by gangs. They discuss ways to solve problems in a peaceful manner. They create banners that show words of peace.
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NEGAI Connection (Our Wish)

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students participate in a project in which they create the lyrics to a song called "Our Wish". They continue the friendship they have made with the people of Hiroshima while learning about their culture.
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Quotable Women for Peace

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read various quotes by women regarding violence, war, and peace. They analyze and discuss the quotes and participate in various writing and role-play activities.
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Creating a World Peace at Home & Abroad

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders investigate ways in which the Olympics foster peace in culturally diverse people. They see the role of the athletes both on and off the fields of competition.
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Peaceable Kingdom Art Lesson

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students examine "Peaceable Kingdom" by Edward Hicks online. They evaluate this work and brainstorm things that are peaceful and list ways they can make the world a more peaceful place. They create a painting of their idea of a Peaceable...
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Perspectives on Peace

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners read how writers, artists, political leaders, and citizens define and image peace. They find news-clippings, cartoons, photographs, or articles which illustrate the main idea contained in quotations they read.
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War, Peace and Judaism 1

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students describe the conflict discussed in class, identify the groups involved in the conflict and their various interests, and define the term ethics. They analyze a current news story from an ethical point of view.