These lessons, simulations, activities, and other resources are useful as supplements to the Peacebuilding Toolkit for Educators, but can also be used independently to support learning about international conflict management and peacebuilding.

Paper Folding Activity
Students participate in the Paper Folding Activity during their visit at USIP.

Peacebuilding Toolkit for Educators

The Peacebuilding Toolkit for Educators is a curriculum guide developed by teachers, for teachers, to help you incorporate the concepts and skills of international conflict management and peacebuilding into your classroom. It includes a middle school version and a high school version. 

Lessons and Activities

These quick activities and full lesson plans are designed for both formal and non-formal educational settings.

Study Guide and Simulations

These study guides and simulations are designed to serve both independent learners and educators who want to provide their students with a deeper peacebuilding experience.

Elementary School Resources

These resources include lesson adaptations from the Peacebuilding Toolkit for Educators for upper elementary school students and a list of children’s books on peace. 

Witnesses to Peacebuilding

This multimedia exhibit comprises short video pieces telling powerful individual stories of peacebuilders of various types from around the world. Each video has an accompanying lesson plan. 

Curve of Conflict

Conflict has its own dynamic, and it tends to escalate and recede over time. The curve of conflict helps students to visualize how conflicts typically evolve over time and how different phases of conflict relate to one another. 

Conflict Styles Assessment

An individual’s conflict style represents their inclination, or natural tendency, when faced with a situation of conflict. Find out your conflict style by taking the Conflict Styles Assessment

Learn more about USIP's resources for students and educators.