Great Resources on Teaching Peace
from the December 2007 YES! Education Connection Newsletter
Read the newsletter: Stories of Peace for Your Classroom
|Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama. Photo by Dave Hannah|
Peace Jam – Change Starts Here Curriculum
SEE WEBSITE :: Peace Jam
PeaceJam is an international education program built around leading Nobel Peace Laureates who work personally with youth to pass on the spirit, skills, and wisdom they embody. The goal of PeaceJam is to inspire a new generation of peacemakers who will transform their local communities, themselves, and the world.
The PeaceJam Foundation provides five curricular programs that explore the stories of 12 Nobel Peace Laureates and the ways they overcame problems in their communities. Youth study the personal experiences of these amazing world leaders and then engage in service-learning activities that address local needs.
See Peace Jam curriculum materials here.
SEE WEBSITE :: Teaching Tolerance
Founded in 1991 by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Teaching Tolerance provides educators with free educational materials that promote respect for differences and appreciation of diversity in the classroom and beyond. Their magazine and curriculum kits have won numerous awards.
Explore and sign up for their e-newsletter at Teaching Tolerance's website.
Educators for NonViolence
SEE WEBSITE :: Educators for NonViolence
"Our mission is to make the teaching and living of nonviolence part of mainstream education."
Educators for NonViolence (EFNV) is a joint project of the Metta Center and The Dalai Lama Foundation. The organization comprises educators, students, and others who share this ideal and are interested in working together to make high quality curricula and other resources available to encourage the integration of the ideas and methods of nonviolence into any type of education system. EFNV seeks to offer educators, students, and schools alternatives to violence in all aspects of their lives.
See Educators for NonViolence curriculum materials here.
Darfur: Teaching About the Issues
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Using the stories of young people caught up in the conflict, this resource helps you to introduce the realities of life in Darfur to students aged 13+.
This substantive teaching resource includes teacher and students guides in addition to actual testimonies from children living in refugee camps in Darfur, offering a way to make this complex topic comprehensible to students aged 13+. Sections include: a history of the conflict; stories from young people living in the camps about their daily lives, the fears they face, and their hopes for the future; information about Oxfam's work in Darfur; and ideas for actions students might take about the issues.
See Oxfam's curriculum materials on Darfur .