Resources


Download resources from the Peace Games Institute or link to other organizations

The Peace Games Fact Sheet

  • A simple, one-page explanation for when someone asks you, "Tell me more about Peace Games."  Download it here

 

SEL PowerPoints

  • In 2008, Peace Games partnered with Children's Home + Aid in Chicago to train their staff on how to integrate peacemaking and social emotional learning.  View and download both PowerPoints: the first is an introduction to SEL and Peacemaking and the second looks at SEL In Action.

 

Peace Games and Seeds of Peace

  • Seeds of Peace is a remarkable NGO that works to empower the next generation of leaders by bringing young people from conflict areas together to engage in dialogue.  Since 2007, Peace Games has been working with Seeds of Peace to help them provide resources to teachers and school administrators in Israel and Palestine.  In addition to three trainings for teachers in the West Bank, Peace Games contributed an activity supplement to their magazine, The Olive Branch Teacher's Guide.  Look for us in the "Tools" section starting on page 11.

 

Peacemaker Projects!

In the second part of the year, students have the chance to put their peacemaking skills to work by creating change in their communites through their Peacemaker Projects. Here are all the resouces that you'll need to be successful:

  • These talking pointsas an overview of the what and why of Peacemaker Projects and this Curriculum Guideis the how.
  •  The Peacemaker Project curriculum has four introductory lessons tohelp students identify a problem in their community and develop a solution. Once they have chosen a project, Peace Games teachers should use this planning grid to complete the project.
  • In lesson one students answer the question, "Who is a peacemaker?" One way they may answer this question is through using Peacemaker Profiles, portraits of young people who have been leaders and peacemakers such as Craig Kielburger, Louis D. BrownMacKenzie Snyder and Mayerly Sanchez(en español).
  • Books are a great way to introduce complex concepts such as social change. Use the community changebibliography as you choose your project, while the gardening projectand homelessness projectbibliographies help to explain specific concepts once the topic has been chosen.
  • To see a completed project, check out samples from second grade and fourth grade.  To see a list of past projects, click here.

 

Social Emotional Bibliographies

  • Brianna Jordon, an intern from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, spent this year working at the Cambridgeport (MA) School.  As part of her work, she wrote and compiled a comprehensive SEL bibliography of children's literature dealing with a range of topics - from adoption to bullying to understanding differences.  Many thanks to her for sharing it with us!
  • Check out Peace Games bibliographies, organized by theme and designed to supplement our K-8 curriculum.
  • There is a tremendous wealth of movies and documentaries that can supplement any unit on courage, taking a stand, friendship, inclusion, civic participation, or any of a host of peacemaking skills.  This list, adapted from a group at Loyola University in New Orleans, will add a new dimension to any curriculum unit.

 

Links

  • Peace Games Curricula (en español).  Published by Magisterio Publishing Collaborative in Bogotá, Colombia and available for purchase.  Just search for "Juegos de Paz" to find our Games Book and K-5 curriculum. 
  • Peaceable Schools Institute at Lesley University. An exceptional, week-long professional development institute for educators and allies, held each summer in Cambridge, MA.
  • Center for Social and Emotional Learning.  An organization that helps schools integrate crucial social and emotional learning with academic instruction to enhance student performance, prevent dropouts, reduce violence, and develop healthy and positively engaged adults.
  • Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL).  An organization committed to gathering and synthesizing research about and furthering the use of best practices in SEL.
  • Free the Children. An international NGO, founded by Craig Kielburger when he was 12 and driven by young people from around the world, their website is a wealth of resources for connecting young people and creating social change.
  • Education Development Center. An international, nonprofit organization with more than 325 projects dedicated to enhancing learning, promoting health, and fostering a deeper understanding of the world.
  •  Rethinking Schools.  A quarterly publication for educators with a commitment to incorporating lessons about peacemaking and social justice - and a website featuring archives from every issue for the last decade.