Perspectives on Peace

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 during times of conflict.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Create a display outside your room of your class' peace symbols
  • Incorporate one of the extension activities into the lesson to show the connection between peace and conflict
Classroom Considerations

  • Split larger classes into groups of eight to 10 to keep the lesson on pace
  • Make sure you have enough poster boards and newspapers for each group in the second part of the lesson

  • The draw-and-pass activity is a great way to examine individual concepts of peace and community
  • Teacher's guide is full of helpful tips and printable worksheets

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