Organizations Working for Peace

From helping refugees to negotiating peace treaties, the peacekeepers of the world keep busy! Introduce young activists to the many individuals and organizations throughout the world that work daily toward peace. 14th in a series of 15 peacebuilding lessons, groups learn more about an organization of their choosing, then create and deliver a nightly news broadcast about the organization.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Support the lesson with information about peacemakers from the Nobel Prize website
  • Extend the learning by having each group create a poster promoting the peace organization they form

Classroom Considerations

  • The lesson may exceed 90 minutes, depending upon the length of news broadcasts
Pros

  • The teacher's guide includes extension activities, links, and printables
  • Group presentations are a fun, effective way to increase the class's knowledge of peacekeeping organizations
Cons

  • None
Common Core