|We use variations of these exercises in our peaceCENTER training, If you are using peaceCENTER material in your classroom, we would be delighted to add your lesson plans to the list. You can e-mail them to the webmaster.||"We challenge the culture of violence when we ourselves act in the certainty that violence is no longer acceptable, that it's tired and outdated no matter how many cling to it in the stubborn belief that it still works and that it's still valid." |
This Day in Peace and Justice History is a list of events cued to specific dates, starting with 1-Jan: A law making slave importation into the U.S. illegal becomes effective. (1808) and ending with 29-Dec: Army massacres 300 women, men and children at Wounded Knee, SD (1890). Currently containting more than 700 entries, it is being added to constantly. It is available both as a web page (www.salsa.net/peace/timeline/thisday.html) and as an Excel spreadsheet (www.salsa.net/peace/timeline/thisdayinhistory.xls).|
There are obvious ways to use the "This Day" timeline. Include extracts in newsletters and bulletins. Read it daily over the intercom, or post it on a bulletin board. Transfer it to banner paper and ring the room with it - include drawings! Here are some interactive activities that use the timeline in creative ways:
Almost everyone is interested in events that happened on his or her birthday! Connect research about the peace and Justice timeline to student's birthdays to generates enthusiasm and engineer a diversity of events.
198 Methods of Nonviolence
Everyone can sign the pledge, either individually or in a group signing ceremony. It can also be signed online, adding to the more than 74 million names that have already taken the pledge on the UNESCO Web site - www.unesco.org/manifesto2000. Here are some additional ideas to make the pledge come alive in the classroom.
Scour today's newspaper looking for events that keep - or break - the United Nation's Pledge for Peace.
Pledge for Peace - Tomorrow's News
Pledge for Peace - Pledge Diary
Throughout history, symbols from the olive branch to the rainbow have symbolized peace. Learn about these peace signs - and make your own!
A New Language of Peace
Picture the Peaces
Blessed Are the Peacemakers
The Great Peace March
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