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Episode 21 — Think Peace
|Grades||K – 5|
|Podcast Series||Chatting About Books: Recommendations for Young Readers
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|Original Air Date||Published February 18, 2010|
Music in this podcast is provided by Freeplay Music.
Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
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.
Grades 7 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  August 28
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.
Grades K – 12 | Calendar Activity |  September 21
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
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
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.
Activities & Projects
Grades 3 – 8 | Activity & Project
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.