Peace Literacy Lessons for Middle School
(scroll down for our covid curriculum)
We've put together a 4 part video series of short Zoom recordings introducing some of the basics of Peace Literacy for educators:
Peace Literacy Lesson Plan 1
This three-part unit is designed for middle and high school.
The unit includes sections on:
Understanding and Healing Aggression
Recognizing and Applying the Power of Respect
Resolving Conflict/The Power of Calm
The Landscape of Our Human Needs
Metis: An Introduction
This multi-part unit makes use of a compelling allegory centered around the Greek goddess Metis, helping students learn how to make good decisions, take effective actions, and unlock the power of waging peace.
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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consistent with a Peace Literacy approach,
and our resources page to find other support materials for teaching Peace Literacy in middle school settings.
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