Archived webinar for educators (May 2016)

It’s Never Too Early! Engaging Upper Elementary Students in Conversations and Actions for Peace

As any parent or educator of elementary school students knows, it is never too early to talk to children about conflict and peace. Whether on the playground, in their classroom, at home, or on the news, children are exposed to conflict on a regular basis, which means it’s important for them to learn how to manage conflict effectively, to learn about peacebuilding themes, and discover ways to take action to make their world a more peaceful place.
In this webinar for educators of upper elementary students, we explored:

  • What it means for children to be peacebuilders
  • Educator resources for this age group, including a selection of newly-adapted lessons for 3rd to 5th grade students* from our “Peacebuilding Toolkit for Educators”*
  • And other creative ideas for engaging children in learning about and taking action for peace

We are very pleased to have been joined by the following educators as special guests:

  • Sarah Lavezzo, an elementary school teacher who has successfully adapted lessons from USIP’s Peacebuilding Toolkit for Educators and used them with her upper elementary students
  • Jill McManigal, Executive Director of Kids for Peace, a worldwide, nonprofit organization that nurtures children’s capacities to create peace through “youth leadership, community service, global friendships, and thoughtful acts of kindness,” and a core partner in USIP's 2015 Peace Day Challenge*

Learn more about our resources for educators.