1. The Canadian Teachers Federation
Imagine-action is a student-driven social action initiative designed to develop individual responsibility necessary for the development of socially just citizenship through engagement with our communities.
Human rights. In six units, students explore subjects and issues related to bigotry, discrimination, and human rights. The program helps them learn from history and to become more aware of their own biases and perspectives.
Acting Sustainably, Living Peacefully “…this resource opens a small window of possibilities on living sustainably and harmoniously. Future decision-makers will have the responsibility of ensuring equitable access to resources such as food and water, if we are to live in a peaceful environment. As teachers, we always strive to create opportunities to empower youth – now and with a view to the future.”
2. British Columbia Teachers Federation
3. Respectful Futures
A resource for 12 to 18 year old that could be delivered in schools and in communities throughout BC in order to prevent relationship violence. Its focus would be to promote social inclusion and to help to create and reinforce a better understanding of healthy and respectful relationships. “… pleased to provide free copies of the Facilitation Guide, a Mindful Handbook, and each of the modules, along with PowerPoints and relevant video clips. Please note these videos have been carefully selected by the Advisory Committee. We highly suggest you use these videos as not all videos will be appropriate or be in alignment with the spirit of the Respectful Futures” Modules.”
4. Planet Protector Academy
Through story, music, interactive media and live theatre, we create inclusive, meaningful, and full-throttle experiences that children adore and that instill positive environmental values in their hearts – and in their actions. After experiencing our programs, kids feel energized, happy, and eager to put into practice what they have learned! 4 weekly modules about an hour each in the classroom combined with at-home superhero missions cover a range of climate action topics, Interdisciplinary approach, facilitates communication, critical thinking, collaboration and creativity. Ties in to provincial curriculum outcomes.
5. PRACTICING PEACE IN SCHOOLS – 10 WEEK AUDIO COURSE
As a baseline for lasting success, focal areas in this summit include:
• Restorative Justice & Circle Practices
• Mindfulness Practices in Schools
• Social & Emotional Learning Skills and
• Nonviolent Communication.
6. Global Peace Alliance BC Society
Mission: To empower people and their educational, cultural and other grassroots networks everywhere to build and sustain a culture of peace for generations to come. Holds an annual ‘Give Peace a Chance’ multicultural peace festival and an art and literary contest on peace through poetry, prose, non-fiction, and artwork. Can be adapted to any school setting or organization. As well, has many educational resources on their web site. See below.
7. Peace Day Philly
WHAT CAN YOU DO? COVERS IDEAS AND ACTIVITES FOR PEACE DAY AND OTHER SOCIAL JUSTICE AND COMMUNITY AREAS.
Peace Day – September 21 – is a powerful global day to take local action for peace! This section offers many Peace Day activity ideas for how you/your organization can engage in the day. You can participate as part of a group or organization, or as an individual.
8. Art, poetry, creative writing, puzzles, discussion, origami, books
9. PEACE EDUCATION ACTIVITIES, CURRICULA AND RESOURCES https://internationaldayofpeace.org/get-involved/children-and-youth/
10. 2022 Theme: End racism. Build peace.
The 2022 theme for the International Day of Peace is “End racism. Build peace.” We invite you to join the efforts of the United Nations as we work towards a world free of racism and racial discrimination. A world where compassion and empathy overcome suspicion and hatred. A world that we can truly be proud of.
Compiled by Niovi Patsicakis, President Global Peace Alliance BC Society.