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+-American Friends Service Committee

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) carries out service, development, social justice and peace programs throughout the world. It is a great source for resources to educate, motivate and support work for peace, justice and human dignity. Some resources are free and downloadable at this website. Others, such as books, publications, videos can be ordered from the AFSC store. AFSC also operates a lending library with over 1000 video and film titles, which can be borrowed for a small donation. The site also provides links to other organizations that might be of interest.

+-Beyond the Fire

Beyond the Fire, an online documentary, conveys the real-life experiences of teenage refugees from seven war zones. Aimed at a teen audience, this highly interactive site is geared towards classroom use. It creates an innovative forum on issues of war, geography, history and human rights. It combines lesson plans with online learning and a community forum. The development of Beyond the Fire was funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

+-Canadian Centres for Teaching Peace

The Canadian Centres for Teaching Peace are organizations that aim to raise peace awareness, educational networking, and recognition across Canada. The site provides many links to other peace related sites and information pertaining to current peace initiatives taking place throughout Canada. There is a great section called Peace for Dummies that can help educators build a better grasp on issues related to peace.

+-Carnegie Council for Ethics and International Affairs

The Carnegie Council for Ethics and International Affairs was established by Andrew Carnegie in 1914 to work toward the ideal of world peace. Today it serves as a forum for research and education in ethics and international policy. The Council has an e-library that, among other things, provides resources on the topic Ethics, War and Peace. Resources are directed toward university and adult populations, but are appropriate at the senior secondary level, particularly when the interest is examining the ethical dilemmas involved in international affairs and maintaining world peace.

+-Conflict Resolution/Peer Mediation (CR/PM) Research Project

This website is the result of a four-year, federally funded research initiative to study use of conflict resolution and peer mediation in middle schools. As a result of the research, the Working Together to Resolve Conflict program consists of a conflict resolution curriculum and peer mediation training materials was developed. The program has been tested in over 50 school districts. Materials can be reviewed at the site.

+-Crimes of War

The Crimes of War Project is a collaboration of journalists, lawyers and scholars dedicated to raising public awareness of the laws of war and their application to situations of conflict. The website includes expert analysis of issues of humanitarian law, an archive of articles, books and other written materials, a bibliography, links to other organizations, a listing of seminars, and a section under development entitled “education.”

+-Cultivating Peace

The goal of the Cultivating Peace Initiative is to create classroom-ready resources for schools across Canada that will assist teachers and community leaders to educate for change. The programs created through this initiative encourage youth to respect diversity, think globally, value human rights, recognize injustice and respond to them with methods other than violence. The website connects to these resources and also describes links to Peace Education and related topics.

+-Earth & Peace Education Associates International

The Earth & Peace Education Associates International (EPE) consists of a global network of educators who believe that a culture of peace assumes that the Earth is the primary context and essential foundation of all social activity and that ecological sustainability is key to achieving this culture. EPE produces monographs, paper and videos on topics related to education for a culture of social and ecological peace. It has a suggested list of books as well links to websites of peace education, sustainability and environmental education groups. It produces an electronic newsletter twice yearly for members on the e-mail list.

+-Educators for Social Responsibility

Educators for Social Responsibility (ESR) helps educators create safe, caring, respectful and productive learning environments. It also helps educators work with young people to develop the social skills and the character they need to succeed in school and society. An important focus of ESR’s work is to help students understand national and world conflicts and events. The site offers free lesson plans on the latest world crises and hot spots.

+-Global Action to Prevent War and Armed Conflict

Global Action to Prevent War is an emerging transnational network of organizations and grassroots activists in 53 countries. Its program statement grounds the goal of conflict prevention in specific integrated phases over a three to four-decade period and demonstrates in a concrete way that we can move from an international system based on conflict and power relations to one based on law and multilateral institutions. The website offers a newsletter, position statements, papers and speeches representing a number of nations and perspectives.

+-The Hague Appeal for Peace

The Hague Appeal for Peace is an international network of organizations and individuals dedicated to the abolition of war and making peace a human right. The website holds a wealth of resources for students and teachers interested in peace and peace education. This includes a library with relevant publications as well as peace education curricula, learning units and teaching materials. The organization also sponsors training workshops for teachers, conferences for teachers and youth and consultation activities for peace education programs.

+-The International Day of Peace

The International Day of Peace offers an important opportunity for individual schools to become part of a worldwide observation. Suggestions to help with planning include such things as: Observe a minute of silence, plant a tree, schedule an assembly with a peace theme, hold a conflict resolution workshop, ring a bell for peace. Go to the website for more information and suggestions.
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