Teaching Peace & Justice

Paths to peace, inclusion, equality, and compassion for all.
Understanding Multiracial America

By the midcentury, people of color will make up the majority in the U.S. These resouces will help students understand race and the experiences of multiracial people.

Connect and Engage: Teaching about Today's Economy

Here are lessons plans and curriculum to help your students better understand the cause and effects of the current housing upheaval, the concepts of work (what kind of work is paid?) and workplace, and definitions of wealth.

Teaching Economics As If People Mattered

United for a Fair Economy’s (UFE) economic education curricula and workshops are dynamic resources for high school and adult continuing education teachers, and college faculty.

Visual Learning: Week of Nonviolence

Use this photo to ask your students what they notice and are wondering. Then share the facts behind the image to connect to greater understanding and discovery.

Speak Up!

Six Steps to Speaking Up Against Everyday Bigotry Teaching Tolerance's Speak Up! initiative helps individuals stand up to everyday prejudice. Learn not only about injustice, but how to stand up to it.

Connect and Engage: Food and Water

Give your students more hands-on activities with these captivating lesson plans about life’s most basic means of survival: food and water.

Focus on Fair Trade

These three TransFair USA curricula are designed to help students understand the concept of fair trade and to highlight its values and significance to farmers and communities. Using familiar imported foods—chocolate, bananas and coffee—as the focus, your students will gain an appreciation for the hard work of the farmer and will feel empowered knowing their consumer choices have real impact on real people.

Connect and Engage: Foreign Policy

As a teacher, helping your students understand foreign policy requires that you explore other cultures and nations and how they relate to the United States. Here are a couple of curriculum options to help you make that connection.

Bring Fair Trade into Your Classroom

How students can tell big companies like World's Finest Chocolate that they demand an end to abusive child labor practices, and that they want to buy products that are Fair Trade Certified.

Voices in Wartime

Curriculum tools and resources from the Voices in Wartime Education Project.

Connect and Engage :: Teaching Peace

Resources to accompany the December 2007 Education Connection newsletter on Teaching Peace: PeaceJam, Teaching Tolerance, Educators for NonViolence, Oxfam Education: Darfur-Teaching the Issues.