Green Teacher 34, Jun-Sept 1993
Educating for peace by Penny Sanger and Blodwen Piercy
A look back at the progress of peace education over the past decade.
Beyond democracy by Rosalie Bertell
The conformity which democracy demands may thwart our age-old desire for peace in human society. The author suggests another decision making model which better accommodates a diversity of opinion.
Peacemaking in our schools: Peer meditation programs by Michael Bryson
Community service groups like the Saskatoon Community Meditation Services help schools develop conflict resolution and peer mediation programs.
Cool schools by Fran Jovick
Cool schools abound along the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia as an innovative peer meditation program at one elementary school leads to district-wide training in conflict resolution.
Conflict study through children’s literature by Shirley-Dale Easley
Using children’s literature as a springboard, these elementary students explore the roots of conflict through reading, writing and role playing.
Friends a world away by Rose Marie Sackela
School twinning programs personalize global events and help us hold a mirror to ourselves.
It’s all in your point of view (reprinted from Conflict Resolution: A Secondary School Curriculum)
This three-part language arts activity uses well-known folktales to reinforce the idea that there are at least two sides–and more than one solution–to every conflict. The activity may be adapted for use at all grade levels and with a variety of characters from literature and other media.
Practising conflict resolution (reprinted from Perspectives on Peace/Conflict)
A sampling of classroom activities designed to teach the skills of conflict resolution.
Papermaking by David Barnes
Rather than fill recycling trucks with the school’s waste paper, these high school students are creating handmade papers and greeting cards at their own paper recycling mill.
Establishing a naturalized area by Miriam Mutton and Debbie Smith
A step-by-step guide to planning and installing a natural area on the school grounds.
Global music from local material by Kevin Hamel
Traditional musical instruments inspire the use of found materials to teach the mechanics of sound.
Environmental values at the primary level by Claudia Smith
Sharing the wonder of the natural world can be part of every school day.
Taking kids seriously by David Ferns
With the curriculum built around their own interests, these grade five students are involved in projects full of real life consequences.
And as always, over 20 new educational resources are profiled and evaluated in this issue of Green Teacher.
(This issue available as photocopy only)