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The Peace Journey: Using Process Drama in the Classroom

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The Peace Journey: Using Process Drama in the Classroom

Grades 9 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Five or six 50-minute class periods
Lesson Author

Maureen Carroll

Pleasanton, California

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

Calendar Activities

Podcast Episodes

 

CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   K – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  September 21

Today is the International Day of Peace.

Students brainstorm a list of current conflicts and why people fight. Groups discuss and present possible solutions and create posters that promote their particular solution.

 

Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  November 21

Today is World Hello Day!

Students study a letter written by a famous author to determine purpose, and words and phrases that make the letter meaningful. They can use the Letter Generator to write their own letter promoting peace.

 

Grades   K – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  February 7

The Winter Olympics begin today!

Students explore a variety of themes such as peace, culture, motion, sports, and competition, using the 2014 Winter Olympics games in Sochi as the backdrop.

 

Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 5

Pocahontas married John Rolfe on this date in 1614.

Students read "The Chieftan's Daughter" and are shown the fresco that tells the legend of Pocahontas. A class discussion follows regarding fact and fiction and students research Pocahontas.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  October 9

In 1940, musician and peace activist John Lennon was born.

After listening to "Imagine," students reflect on the lyrics and answer questions. Then, they have a chance to write a stanza for their own song.

 

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PODCAST EPISODES

Grades   K – 5  |  Podcast Episode

Think Peace

Use these books as a springboard to discuss how children and adults alike can use peaceful, nonviolent methods to affect change in society.

 

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