From educational programs to classroom materials and year-long initiatives, USIP offers a range of resources to help educators bring peacebuilding concepts and skills to life in their classrooms.

Request a Speaker or Visit

USIP offers virtual educational programs (and programs onsite at our Washington, D.C. headquarters, when possible due to COVID-19 restrictions) for student groups of all levels. These programs provide students with an opportunity to learn about USIP’s mission and work. You can also request a USIP expert to speak with your classroom or student group. Submit your request for an educational program or speaker using this form. Please note, in practicing prevention and in consideration of the well-being of our colleagues and guests, USIP is limiting visitors to its headquarters at this time. 

Find Classroom Materials

These lessons, activities, study guides, videos, and more draw on USIP's work to provide educators with a rich assortment of teaching resources on peace and conflict themes. Featured is USIP’s Peacebuilding Toolkit for Educators, a curriculum guide developed by teachers, for teachers.  

Peace Day Challenge

USIP’s annual Peace Day Challenge is an opportunity to highlight the enduring relevance of the International Day of Peace on September 21, and to inspire actions for peace, both big and small. Discover how your school or classroom can participate in this worldwide event.

Peace Trail on the National Mall

Anchored at USIP and tracing a path to a dozen other key sites in the vicinity, the Peace Trail on the National Mall brings a “peace lens” to the experience of visiting the National Mall. It may be used as a self-guided walking tour or a reference guide, elevating stories of key figures, institutions, and moments in history that demonstrate America’s commitment to peace. Classrooms may also visit the trail virtually using the app and accompanying activity kit.