Characteristics of Peacebuilders

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 leadership and communication.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Show examples of great peacebuilders and Nobel laureates on the Nobel Peace Prize website
  • Have individuals write about the peacebuilder they identify with the most as a part of a research project

Classroom Considerations

  • Make sure to give the class adequate time for research; plan a separate class period for computer time
Pros

  • Focuses on ways that anyone can become a peacebuilder, which is important for building character
  • The group and worksheet questions give learners a better understanding of peacebuilder qualities and how to build on their own strengths and weaknesses
Cons

  • None