Becoming a Peacebuilder

"Be the change you wish to see in the world!" The 15th and final lesson in a peacebuilding series uses this quote from Gandhi to prepare pupils for their own action projects. Individuals research a global issue, then brainstorm a method for raising awareness in the community about the conflict.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Choose a well-known global conflict, then show the class some examples of peacebuilding efforts around the conflict
  • Have scholars create presentations or posters to accompany their action projects
Classroom Considerations

  • Make sure learners have Internet access to research their conflict of choice
  • Time requirements for the action project vary depending upon the types of projects the class creates
Pros

  • The family interview portion of the lesson gives pupils insight into past conflicts and the peacebuilders of the time
  • Great extension activities get the class thinking about other ways to spread the word about global issues
Cons

  • None
Common Core