Building Blocks of Peace -
Free Resources!The Institute for Economics and Peace in Australia, has made available 'The Building Blocks of Peace' - a series
of downloadable teaching materials that offer a fresh perspective to the issues
surrounding global peace. Available as separate modules or a combined
curriculum, these comprehensive teaching aids will guide students to understand
global peace and discover solutions to violence and conflict.The Building Blocks of Peace offer:
- Four free peace education module designed for 14 to 16 year-olds
- Comprehensive curriculum guides, complete with teacher notes, student handouts, assessment suggestions and extension activities
| Keeping our Children Safe:
the 'Whole Village' Approach
Are you tired of hearing about the problem of
bullying? Looking for realistic solutions? PSI's series of 'Sam' books offers practical ideas to help you teach your children / students learn strategic communication techniques to de-escalate problem situations and deal with verbal abuse and unfair treatment in a respectful and assertive manner.Three children's books:
Sam and the Goodwill Sandwich - Sam's father shows him how conflicts between friends can be solved through a simple and straightforward approach called the 'Goodwill Sandwich.'Sam Takes a Stand - Sam learns how to speak up on his own behalf when faced with put-downs, mean jokes, demeaning comments, teasing, and verbal abuse.Sam Speaks Up - Sam learns how to speak up for himself with an adult in a respectful way.
Buy the 3 Sam books at $5.00 each and receive a free 32 page parent / teacher guide.Available in PSI store.
PSI Members Celebrate the International Day of Peace
Muslim and Christian members of the Association for Peace and Prosperity at St. Peter High School in Toba Tek Singh, Pakistan gathered together to celebrate the International Day of Peace.
Students at Centreville Community School, NB celebrate the International Day of Peace with Pinwheels for Peace.
|Peace Messages for Pakistan
|In November, I will be spending two weeks with PSI Regional Coordinator, Nadeem Ghazi in Karachi, Pakistan visiting schools that are interested in becoming members of PSI. If you wish to send messages of peace and friendship to children in Pakistan, please mail them to the address below and I will deliver them in person:
Peaceful Schools International
PO Box 660, Annapolis Royal
NS, B0S 1A0 Hetty van Gurp
Actions Speak Loudest
This new book edited by
Robert Mckinnon is a collection of photos, one-thousand word essays, and calls to action on the compelling issues of our day, to leave the world a better place for the next generation. PSI is honoured to be listed in the chapter on Peace as an organization promoting peace in our world.