lessons for middle school
(scroll down for new covid curriculum)
Peace Literacy Lesson Plan 1
The Landscape of Our Human Needs
Metis: An Introduction
This multi-part unit teaches how to make good decisions, take effective actions, and unlock the power of waging peace, through a compelling allegory drawn from Greek mythology.
The Constellation of Peace
This four-part unit leads students into a deeper and more practical understanding of peace that helps them to navigate the storms of life, the uncharted waters of new technologies, and the turbulence of our national and global challenges. It has been designed for middle school but can be modified to suit older students and adults.
Navigating Crisis, Uncertainty, and Technology
This is a new unit with three short lessons (about 30 minutes each) for middle school kids, their teachers, and families, designed to address many of the urgent emotional and relational issues students are facing in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, presented in a format conducive to distance learning.
The lessons are richly illustrated in the following PPT slides (the text and illustrations are animated so please be sure to use “Presentation Mode” to get the full effect. The slides are large files so they might take some time to download.
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