|Free Teaching Resource
Colman McCarthy, founder of the Center for Teaching Peace in Washington, D.C., has been teaching courses on non-violence since 1982. He believes that "if we don't teach our children peace, someone else will teach them violence."
The Class of
Nonviolence is an eight session curriculum developed by McCarthy. It uses
classics in peace and justice literature to teach peacemaking. The
entire eight-session/48 essay class (206 pages) can be downloaded as a PDF file for free.
|Social Responsibility Assessment Tools from British Columbia
Lack of assessment tools is no longer an excuse for opting out of teaching peace education. This BC framework provides common language for discussions about the social responsibility of an individual student or group of students and to improve the social climate of their schools. Guides for Kindergarten to Grade 10 are available on this website.
|Peace in 16 Languages
PSI member, St. Andrew's Elementary School in St. John's, NL,is blessed with students speaking 16 languages representing 22
countries. This display of PEACE in 16 languages greets people as they enter the school. Thanks to Rick B. Whitten, Student Assistant.
|Art of Peace Summer Camp
This summer, PSI is hosting the Art of Peace Summer Camp for 8 - 13 year-olds from July 13 - 17 at Saint Mary's University in Halifax, NS. Registration is now available on the PSI website.
|April Idea: Taking Stock
April brings renewal and
signs of spring. It is a time for spring
cleaning at home and taking stock at school.
Check out this idea for your school.
|"We Do Listen" - Recommended Website
The We Do Listen Foundation aims to enable young children to enjoy inner peace and communicate in a more effective way. On this highly appealing website, you will find free animated books and games, lesson plans and posters.
We Do Listen website
|Lester B. Pearson School Board's
"We Choose Peace" Symposium
On May 15th, educators from PSI member schools in the Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB) will come together to share ideas and celebrate their efforts to create a system-wide network of peaceful schools. Anyone is welcome to register for this event. Details here.
Check the LBPSB website for registration details.
The LBPSB has been one of PSI's most committed supporters. On May 14th, the PSI flag will be raised from the LBPSB office to celebrate the fact that most of the schools in this board are now PSI members.