Teaching Peace

Today, there are more than 250,000 children who have been recruited to participate in armed conflicts worldwide. Visit the childsoldiers.org website to learn how you can help rescue these children from slavery. Also, check out the helpful lesson plans under their Resources page.

IWPR gives voice to people at the frontlines of conflict, crisis and change. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, IWPR helps people in the world’s most challenging environments have the information they need to drive positive changes in their lives — holding government to account, demanding constructive solutions, strengthening civil society and securing human rights. Amid war, dictatorship, and political transition, IWPR forges the skills and capacity of local journalism, strengthens local media institutions and engages with civil society and governments to ensure that information achieves impact.

The Holocaust Teacher Resource Center (TRC) web site is dedicated to the memory of the six million Jewish people slaughtered during the Holocaust and the millions other people slaughtered during the Nazi era. It strives to combat prejudice and bigotry by transforming the horrors of the Holocaust into positive lessons to help make this a better and safer world for everybody. Educators, (kindergarten through college) will find materials at this site which can be brought into the classroom and studied. Whenever possible entire documents are included and may be downloaded for direct use in the classroom.

The United States Institute of Peace is a change agent — a catalyst for empowering others to prevent, manage and resolve international conflict without resorting to violence. USIP leverages resources and skills for peacebuilding. We develop the research, analysis, educational tools and understanding of international conflicts and then apply models and lessons learned in conflict zones around the world. USIP is professionalizing the field of international conflict management, educating and training others, applying innovative tools in the field, convening experts, supporting policymakers and providing public education around issues of war and peacebuilding. Download USIP’s Peacebuilding Tool Kits for Educators (Middle School Edition)

The M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence was founded in 1991 by the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, Arun Gandhi, and his wife, Sunanda. The Gandhis provided seed money for the Institute through the sale of Gandhiji’s letters to his son and daughter-in-law (Arun’s parents), Manilal and Sushila. Sustaining funds come from contributions, publications, program fees, and grants. The Institute is hosted by Christian Brothers University, which graciously provides an office for our work on nonviolence