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Building a Just and Sustainable World December 2007
I continue to hear from you that you look to YES! for stories to inspire your students that a peaceful world is possible. Here are curriculum resources from YES!, from Voices in Wartime, and others that offer ways to get your students thinking and taking action on peace.
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Southwestern University student Rob Atkinson describes his commitment to peace and involvement with the Student Peace Alliance. Share Rob’s empowering story about the national student campaign for a U.S. Department of Peace with your students.
VIDEO Watch Rob Atkinson talk about the campaign
MORE OF YOUR STORIES: students take the lead on climate change in the Cool School Campaign; Sixth Grade girls talk about Immigration and innovative teaching methods in action on Sustainability.
Please send us your stories of inspiring teaching to share with our growing network of YES! teachers.
Voices in Wartime is a feature-length documentary that sharply etches the experience of war through powerful images and the words of poets, soldiers, journalists, and others.
The Voices in Wartime Education Project offers four thematic curriculum modules that approach teaching about the experience of war using the film and additional resources. Below are poets, included or mentioned in the Voices in Wartime film, reflecting on their experience with war.
See the trailer, resources and in-depth curriculum tools.
More in-depth curriculum resources on teaching peace and non-violence.
Here are innovative curriculum ideas that link learning about peace, justice, and positive change with the lives of Nobel Peace Laureates like Desmond Tutu. The Peace Jam Foundation offers standards-based curricular resources for use with students K-college.
Teaching Tolerance provides educators with free educational materials that promote respect for differences and appreciation of diversity in the classroom and beyond. Read their online magazine published twice yearly and subscribe to their e-newsletter.
Educators for NonViolence offers curriculum resources (K-16), bibliographies on nonviolent education, an annual conference and teacher trainings.
Here are teacher and student guides about the conflict in Darfur with stories from young people about their daily lives, the fears they face, and their hopes for the future. These lessons are appropriate for students age 13 and older.
This poetic vision of peace comes from young Cameron Penny, who is featured in the Voices in Wartime film.
INDEX: in this issue
How to Get More YES!
Jan 31: Focus the Nation on Global Warming Solutions
Create a teach-in at your school along with thousands of educators across the country. Resources and teach-in model here.
Launch the Teach-In by joining an interactive webcast on the evening of January 30th, with Van Jones, Hunter Lovins, and Stanford climate scientist Stephen Schneider.
YES! in Spanish
YES! Web Picks
People We Love
Meet César López, who spreads peace through music and makes guitars out of guns.
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