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International Day of Peace – Teacher Resources

This day gives you the chance to help students look at their own role in maintaining world peace. Celebrated September 21, it's a day worth remembering all year long. You'll find lesson plans, printable, references, and activities on a variety of peace-related resources, like Middle-Eastern conflict, dealing with war, classroom conflict, September 11, tolerance, discrimination, and more.

Peace Printables

Resolving Conflicts
Gandhi
Treaty of Versailles
Paper Doll Cut-Outs
United Nations Day History and Activities
Human Rights and Responsibilities
Tolerance and Nonviolence Vocabulary Activity
More Peace Printables

Peace Lesson Plans

What Is War?
Perspectives on Peace
What Is Veterans Day?
Perspectives on War

Peace References

Jerry Spinelli on Milkweed
Languages by Country
Amazing Language Facts
Ten Most Widely Spoken Languages in the World

Dealing with War

Dealing with War in the Classroom

Middle-Eastern Conflict

A Thousand Splendid Suns Teacher's Guide
Patriot Day (September 11)
The Kite Runner Study Guide
Middle East Primer
Palestinian-Israeli Peace Accord
War in the Middle East: A Reporter's Story Discussion Guide
The Iraq War Begins (2003)
Iran

Classroom Conflict

Popular Conflict Resolution Resources
Exploring the Nature of Conflict
What's So Bad or Good About Conflict?
Many Ways to Resolve Conflict
Responding to Conflict Amongst Young Children
Five Styles of Handling Children's Conflicts
Picture the Conflict
More Popular Resources on Classroom Conflict

Tolerance & Discrimination

Popular Diversity Printables, Grades K-5
Teaching Racism, Prejudice & Discrimination in America
Thinking about Prejudice
Amelia Earhart's Solo Flight
Prejudice: Balanced or Biased?
Jackie Robinson Resources
The Kindness-Catcher Camera
More Popular Resources on Classroom Conflict

Resources on September 11, 2001

September 11, 2001 Timeline
Teacher's Guide to America Is Under Attack: September 11, 2001–The Day the Towers Fell
September 11th Reading Warm-Up
September 11: A Testimony
Understanding September 11th
Q&A with Author Don Brown on Teaching September 11
September 11 Remembrance Ribbon
More Resources on September 11

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