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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
Resolving Conflicts
Gandhi
Paper Doll Cut-Outs
Exploring Cultural Points of View
Hands Off!
Treaty of Versailles
More Peace Printables

Peace Lesson Plans

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

The Kite Runner Study Guide
A Thousand Splendid Suns Teacher's Guide
Iran
September 11, 2001: Fourteenth Anniversary
Palestinian-Israeli Peace Accord
War in the Middle East: A Reporter's Story Discussion Guide
The Iraq War Begins (2003)
Middle East Primer

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

Jackie Robinson Resources
Popular Diversity Printables, Grades K-5
Thinking about Prejudice
Milestones in the Black History of Canada
The Fight Against Lynching
Prejudice: Balanced or Biased?
Flygirl Discussion Guide
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

Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon
Join the Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon! Read each episode as it's re-released with newly revealed facts, behind-the-scenes illustrations, and the inside scoop. Make it official by pledging on the blog to read each chapter with Cosmoe. Your students will love following the exploits of these space travelers, and you'll love the educational elements that can easily be paired to the stories.

Handwashing Awareness
Kids are especially susceptible to contracting and spreading viruses during the winter months. Prevention starts with proper handwashing. Show students how to keep germs away.

March Calendar of Events
March is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: National School Breakfast Week (3/2-6), World Orphan Week (3/4-11), Boston Massacre (3/5/1770), Daylight Saving Time Begins (3/8), International Women's Day (3/8), Teen Tech Week (3/8-14), Pi Day (3/14), St. Patrick's Day (3/17), Spring Begins (3/20), Make Your Own Holiday Day (3/26), and World Theatre Day (3/27). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Music In Our Schools Month, Women's History Month, and Youth Art Month!

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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Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month. Talk to your students about the accomplishments women have made—as well as the adversity they have faced.

Teaching with Comics
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guide to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series, 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 stores.

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