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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

Feeling Words Chart
Paper Doll Cut-Outs
United Nations Day
Resolving Conflicts
Exploring Cultural Points of View
Gandhi
Treaty of Versailles
More Peace Printables

Peace Lesson Plans

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

Peace References

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

Dealing with War

Dealing with War in the Classroom

Middle-Eastern Conflict

A Thousand Splendid Suns Teacher's Guide
September 11, 2001: Fourteenth Anniversary
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
Thinking about Prejudice
Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain Discussion Guide
Jackie Robinson Resources
The Misfits Teacher's Guide
YMCA Word Search
Teaching Guide to Marching for Freedom
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: Ten Years Later
September 11 Remembrance Ribbon
More Resources on September 11

Highlights

Children's Choice Book Awards
We love books! Encourage students to vote for their favorite children's book, author, and illustrator of the year at Funbrain and Poptropica. Teens can make their picks too. Read the complete list of nominated books, as well as related activities, and get voting!

Videos
Do your students love videos? We have a growing collection of videos (including related activities) for holidays and events, including: Earth Day, women's history, Memorial Day, Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, and American History. Enjoy!

May Calendar of Events
May is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: May Day (5/1), National Music Week (5/3-10), Teacher Appreciation Week (5/4-8), Children's Book Week (5/4-10), Mother's Day (5/9), Transportation Week (5/10-16), Biographers Day (5/16), Backyard Games Week (5/18-25), Buy a Musical Instrument Day (5/22), and Memorial Day (5/25). Plus, celebrate Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month, Inventors Month, Physical Fitness & Sports Month, and Water Safety Month!

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com, will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

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