What Does It Take to be a Peacebuilder?

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In a world of conflict, choose to be a peacebuilder. Young scholars research a chosen peacebuilder from the past or present before creating a billboard project with that person's name, accomplishments, and prominent quotes. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use alongside a lesson on leaders of peace throughout history, such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. or Malala Yousafzai
  • Extend the lesson with a brainstorming activity on how to integrate peacebuilding skills into the classroom or school community
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires at least 70 minutes for implementation
  • Does not provide concrete examples of peacebuilders; you will need to find specific examples from the linked websites

  • Includes accommodations for different learning styles
  • Exit ticket prompts learners to reflect on their own actions as well as their chosen peacebuilder

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