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Question: Can children be involved in the peace process through literacy? CPNN article: Peace through Education
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Posted: Dec. 31 1999,17:00

This discussion question applies to the following articles:

Peace through Education
Book Review of "Peace Flower"
No need of great things to gain a lot!
IFLAC International Poetry Contest for Children:
Creating the Future We Want: 2012 International Essay Contest for Young People
The Peace Gong, a children’s newspaper bringing together children across world to promote peace and non-violence
IFLAC Children's Peace Train Poetry Festival 2014  
The Peace Letters Project
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Posted: June 03 2003,13:14

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Readers comments are invited on the question: "How can we get children involved in the peace process through literacy?"

As  a language and reading teacher I feel that yes, students can learn about peace through literacy. Reading about Frederck Douglas, Dr. King, Gandhi, and Oloudah Aquino students learn!  Learning about others humanizes them. I try to bring that to to classroom.

By writing essays frequently about pertinent topics, and their feelings, students are also able to  relate and process.  My students were required to write 4X a week, beginning with a 1/2 page essay nightly to a full page by December break. This is in the fourth grade.  

I also think that reading centers are very valuable in the classroom. Invite discussion between children and the class. have the children write about nonviolence. These are not new topics to the classroom teacher. We maintain order in the classroom by invoking the "Golden Rule" and good behavior. We try to model it ourselves in using dignity with others. I myself apologize to students whenever appropriate.

In my project, I encourage students to write, and I read other's letters to them, letters to and from children in other countries. Students realize through discussion that they can think differently about whomever at the time is supposed to be their enemy.

Judith Biondo Meeker
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Posted: July 17 2007,08:28

Students, especially children are easily moved when they hear about other children. Parents and teachers should take time to explain to students about world situations. Show them pictures or documentaries so that they will have a better understanding of how they can promote peace. Simple facts of life like living simply, recycling, protecting the environment can be shared with them so that they develop a different kind of maturity - be prepared to serve others than to be served.  They will realise that peace is important if you want to improve the condition of the unfortunate. As they grow, they choose careers whereby they will be able to meet the needs of the unfortunate.
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