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Episode 21 — Think Peace

 

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Duration 12:08
Original Air Date Published February 18, 2010

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Lesson Plans

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

The Peace Journey: Using Process Drama in the Classroom

What does peace mean to you? In this lesson, students attempt to answer this question as they write and perform a short skit that reflects their ideas of peace.

 

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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   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  January 15

In 1929, Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on this day.

Students study Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech and work in groups to create a mural that depicts Dr. King's vision of peace.

 

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.

 

Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 28

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech in 1963.

Students explore the "I Have a Dream" Foundation's website and brainstorm ways they can help themselves or others at their school achieve their educational dreams.

 

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Activities & Projects

Grades   3 – 8  |  Activity & Project

Amazing Biographies: Writing About People Who Change the World

After reading about historical figures and other important people that have changed the world, children choose someone that they consider to be “amazing”—either someone they’ve heard about or someone they know—and create a book page that highlights this person.

 

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