unit 6 of our supplemental high school text, It's All Connected
chapter 7 of of our middle school text, Global Issues and Sustainable Solutions
Here is a list of recommended resources for teaching and learning about peace and conflict, including topics such as war, prejudice, coexistence, and reconciliation.
Elementary Perspectives 1: Teaching Concepts of Peace and Conflict
William J. Kreidler
Designed to help students develop a sense of social responsibility as they learn conflict resolution skills, this resource contains more than 80 activities involving reading, writing, drawing, role-playing and singing. It includes reproducible posters and handouts.
Educators for Social Responsibility
Educators for Social Responsibility helps educators create safe, caring, respectful, and productive learning environments, and to work with young people to develop the social skills, emotional competencies, and qualities of character they need to succeed in school and become contributing members of their communities. An Online Teacher Center provides teaching resources onissues related to security, conflict resolution, peacemaking, and violence prevention.
The UN Peace Education website provides theory and curriculum for teachers wishing to teach their students about peace and conflict resolution. Topics covered include: ecological thinking and respect for life, tolerance and respect for dignity and identity, critical thinking active nonviolence, social justice and civic responsibility, and leadership and global citizenship.
Peace Education Foundation
The mission of the Peace Education Foundation is to educate children and adults in the dynamics of conflict and promote skills of peacemaking in our homes, schools, community, the nation, and the world. The site provides K-12 educational materials on crisis management, conflict resolution, and peer mediation.
Southern Poverty Law Center
Teaching Tolerance's website and magazine provides information for kids, teens, parents, and teachers that addresses prejudice, relations, and equitable school experiences.
All Quiet on the Western Front
Erich Maria Remarque
This 304-page novel, set in World War I, centers on the changes brought by the war on one young German soldier.
Earth and Ashes
This 96-page novel tells the story of loss and human perseverance during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
Long Night's Journey Into Day: South Africa's Search for Truth and Reconciliation
Frances Reid and Deborah Hoffman
This 94-minute video looks at South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which examined crimes perpetrated during the apartheid era.
Peace of Mind: Coexistence Through the Eyes of Palestinian and Israeli Teens
This 56-minute video is a portrait of the Middle East conflict by Palestinian and Israeli teenagers who meet at a peace camp in Maine and are asked to document their experiences after they return to their homes.
Prelude to Kosovo: War and Peace in Bosnia and Croatia
Shot on location in Serbia, Croatia, and Bosnia, this 52-minute documentary film investigates the ideology of "ethnic cleansing" and the massacres resulting from a nationalist quest for political, cultural, and religious domination.
Regret to Inform: A Journey in Search of Truth
This is a 72-minute video of an American woman's journey to find the place her husband was killed in Vietnam.
Voices in Wartime
This 74-minute documentary delves into the experience of war through powerful images and the words of poets, both unknown and world-renowned.
Conflict Information Consortium, University of Colorado
Providing a free knowledge base on more constructive approaches to destructive conflict, this website contains student conflict research tools, case studies, and information about understanding conflicts.
The International Crisis Group
Crisis Group provides field-based analysis, sharp-edged policy prescription, and high-level advocacy to prevent and resolve conflicts. The website includes reports, media releases, and videos by region and on thematic issues such as Islamism and violence, energy issues, climate change and conflict, HIV/AIDS as a security issue, democratization, and the tension between peace and justice.
Peace One Day
Peace One Day looks to engage all sectors of society, including governments, organizations of the United Nations system, regional and non-governmental organizations and individuals in observance of 21 September, through the practical manifestation of non-violence and ceasefire in accordance with UN GA Resolution 55/282, and encourage action on Peace Day that creates a united and sustainable world.
United States Institute of Peace
An independent, nonpartisan institution established and funded by Congress, USIP publishes analysis and policy recommendations on current international affairs issues, as well as resources and tools on peacebuilding, mediation, and conflict management. Its programs include a National Peace Essay Contest for high school students.
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