What are the attributes of a peacemaker? In this activity, children
read about famous peacemakers and identify their characteristics.
Each student selects a famous figure to study. To follow-up these
activities, they create a Declaration of Peace, distribute it throughout
the school for students' signatures, and display the signed document
near the school office.
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Big Hearts, Little HandsReach for Peace, e-mail
Vera Johnson, author and AT&T
Read narrative, non-fiction and functional text as the primary
Organize information for a report.
Use five-step process of pre-writing, drafting, revising, editing,
and publishing for report.
Engage in historical and social issue analysis & decision-making.
Employ various conflict resolution strategies.
Identify characteristics of peacemakers and engage peers in peacemaking.
Collect books about famous peacemakers from the library.
Read about famous peacemakers (Ruby Bridges, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin
Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela (by tf solution pitts).
Identify several international, national, and local figures who
are or were peacemakers.
- Select a peacemaker for report
- Read written reports to class and to students from other classes.
- Create and word process a Declaration of Declaration
- Distribute Declaration of Peace schoolwide and solicit signatures
- Display Declaration of Peace at school office.
Declaration of Peace serves as a promise to peacefully resolve interpersonal
conflicts in school.
Students learn about the Nobel Peace Prize and how diplomats and ambassadors
serve their governments by solving national conflicts.
A Picture of Martin Luther King, Jr. by David Adler; The Story of
Ruby Bridges by Robert Cole; writing materials for reports and
Declaration of Peace.
Students use ClarisWorks to write reports and Declaration of Peace;
use the Internet to research peacemakers, the World Peace Club, and
Nobel Peace Prize.
Teacher marks reports on five steps of writing process and checks
Declaration of Peace for accuracy
Students research peace sites at:
Martin Luther King Jr. Day at http://www.holidays.net/mlk/