Training and Education Resources

Resources and curricula for parents, teachers, and conflict-resolution trainers.

 

6 Friends 
http://www.6-friends.org/ 

This program develops lasting cross-cultural relationships between students throughout the world.

 

 

A Culture of Teaching Peace 
http://www.commondreams.org/views03/0616-01.htm 

Essay by Leah C. Wells, the Peace Education Coordinator for the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, USA. She discusses why, when, and how to teach peace in our communities.

 

 

Alternatives to Violence (AVP)
http://www.avpusa.org/ 
AVP is an international community- and prison-based program.   It empowers participants “to lead nonviolent lives through affirmation, respect for all, community building, cooperation, and trust.”

 

 

Awesome Library 
http:// www.awesomelibrary.org/Classroom/Social_Studies/World_Peace/World_Peace.html
Includes links to other curricula, lesson plans, activities, suggested readings, and opportunities for individual action.

 

 

Celebrating Peace!
http://www.celebratingpeace.com 
Student group that encourages youth to take issues into their own hands. Provides coloring pages for young children that encourage peace and various other projects that parents and teachers can participate in to help their children understand peace.

 

 

The Center for Nonviolence Education and Parenting
http://www.cnvep.org/ 

Offers classes to parents to help them teach their children about peace and nonviolence.

 

 

CPP Peace Education Peace Curricula (Teachers Resources)
http://www.positivepractices.com/PeaceEducation/PeaceCurriculaTeacherReso.html
Site includes annotated citations, curriculum and lesson plans, and information about peace education models.   In the Links Mania section, you can also find a long list of peace education websites.

 

 

Cultivating Peace
http:// www.cultivatingpeace.ca/cpmaterials/ 
Classroom materials, in the form of modules, designed to help students learn about the value of peace, human rights, and working for social justice.

 

 

Educating for Peace-Links 
http://www.global-ed.org/e4p/index.htm 

Works in cooperation with the Canadian school system to educate children about important peace issues.   Site includes a long list of peace links and resources as well as a section of other downloadable classroom resources and lesson plans.

 

 

Educators for Nonviolence 
http://www.efnv.org/efnv/en/index.jsp 

From preschool to postsecondary education, focused on peace issues and tolerance. Contains many books, lesson plans, ideas, and activities that could be used for each age group.

 

 

Educators for Social Responsibility
http://www.esrnational.org/home.htm 
Educators for Social Responsibility has resources for teachers to teach about a range of issues and includes K-12 programs and an after school program.

 

 

Electronic Resource Centre for Human Rights Education
http://www.hrea.org/erc/Library/primary/Opening_the_Door/index.html
Curriculum designed for grade school children that includes 20 distinct workshops in affirmation, trauma healing, prejudices, conflict resolution, and peaceful living.

 

 

Families Against Violence Advocacy Network
http://www.ipj-ppj.org/FAVAN–2dNEW.htm
A broadly based network of organizations, families and individuals committed to violence prevention and the promotion of alternatives to violence in our families, schools, faith communities, youth groups, colleges, workplaces and prisons.   Organizes the Pledge of Nonviolence.

 

 

Help Increase the Peace (HIPP) 
http://www.afsc.org/hipp.htm 

This American Friends Service Committee program is rooted in popular education ideals and designed to empower youth in interpersonal communication, conflict resolution, and social justice issues in their community.

 

 

Institute for Peace and Justice 
http://www.ipj-ppj.org
The Institute for Peace and Justice (IPJ) is an independent, interfaith, not-for-profit organization that creates resources, provides learning experiences, and advocates publicly for alternatives to violence and injustice at the individual, family, community, institutional and global levels.

 

 

MindOH!
http://www.mindoh.com/ 
Offers free tools to deal with cyber-bullying.   These tools can help to discourage such action amongst students and raise teacher awareness.

 

 

Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse 
http://www.mincava.umn.edu/documents/pnvcur1-6/pnvcur1-6.html
Curriculum was designed in Minnesota for grades 1-6 and includes profiles of historical peacemakers.

 

 

The Missing Peace
http://www.dalailamafoundation.org/members/en/tmpp.jsp
Art exhibit that explores the meaning of peace through art, featuring the work of 88 artists in 25 countries.   A “Missing Peace” curriculum is available for middle and high school students.

 

 

Peace Corps-Coverall World Wise Schools 
http://www.peacecorps.gov/wws/educators/lessons.html 

This Peace Corps curriculum is organized by grade, category, and geographic region for students from 3rd -12th grades and focuses on cross-cultural understanding.

 

 

Peace Corps Kids World 
http://www.peacecorps.gov/kids/ 

Peace Corps information site designed specifically for young people.

 

 

Peace Education Foundation-Curricula
http://www.peace-ed.org/curricula/SamplePagesIndex.shtml 

Resources for developing peace education curriculum for students ranging from preschool to 12 th grade.

 

 

PeaceKids 
http://www.peacekidz.com 

Resource for pre-kindergarten children.

 

 

Program in Peace and World Security Studies 
http://pawss.hampshire.edu/faculty/curriculum 

Syllabi for peace and justice courses at Swarthmore College in the 1990’s.

 

 

Radiant Peace Education Awards 
http://www.radiantpeace.org/peaix.htm
Since 1991, the Radiant Peace Education Awards have given children and teenagers an opportunity to use their creative skills in writing, art, and other media to express themselves as peacemakers.

 

 

Social Science Research Center
http://www.ssrc.org/sept11/essays/teaching_resource/tr_building_peace.htm
Includes teaching guides and lesson plans for discussing global issues.   Curriculum was developed from essays written after 9/11 and is geared to high school and college students.

 

 

Student Peace Action Network 
http://www.studentpeaceaction.org/ 

Peace and justice student action group: acting, organizing and speaking out.

 

 

The Peace Learning Center 
http://www.peacelearningcenter.org/ 

Community center that teaches peacebuilding and communication to children.

 

 

The Peaceful Solution 
http://www.teachersofpeace.org 

Site provides information about teaching peace including free downloadable lessons for children (Kindergarten through 5 th grade) as well as for adults and prison programs.

 

 

PK50 Teaching Units
http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/peacekeeping/teach.html 

This curriculum is designed specifically to teach students in grades 4-11 about UN peacekeepers and the missions that they go on.

 

 

Teacher Links: Peace Making
http://Anacleta.homestead.com/peace.html 
The site provides a list of links to downloadable peace making activities like art projects, music activities, coloring pages, stories to read and more.

 

 

Teaching Tolerance
http://www.teachingtolerance.org 
Offers kits, classroom activities, books, magazines and other materials to help parents and teachers educate children about issues of tolerance. Most of the material is available for no charge to classroom teachers, school librarians, school counselors, school administrators, professors of education, leaders of home-school networks, youth directors at houses of worship and employees of youth-serving nonprofit organizations.

 

 

Training for Change 
http://trainingforchange.org 

Site provides resources to help people stand up for peace and justice issues.   Includes articles and other tools.

 

 

United Nations Cyber School Bus 
http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/peace/frame.htm 

This UN peace education program includes a “teacher as learner section” that guides teachers as they work with students.

 

 

United States Institute for Peace
http://www.usip.org
The mission of this organization is to help prevent and resolve violent international conflicts, promote post-conflict stability and democratic transformations, and increase peacebuilding capacity, tools, and intellectual capital worldwide. USIP provides education materials for students and teacher, K-16.

 

 

Workable Peace Teacher’s Center
http://www.workablepeace.org/connect.html 
This curriculum presented in three parts for students includes assignments, organizational materials, and evaluations used by teachers in the program.