Peace Support Materials
The teaching of peace and global citizenship can benefit from the experiences of others on the same path. Below are resources you can count on to inspire and inform.
For educators who would like to promote peace through reading, we offer this extensive list of books about peace (originally published in Montessori Life, Spring 2016). It is divided by suggested age levels, with a short summary about each book.
“REFUGEE KIDS” is a 40-minute, award-winning documentary about a NYC summer school for newly arrived children escaping war and crisis. Now through March 2017, you can rent the film free of charge for community screenings. Contact Kari Steeves, Refugee Kids campaign director, for details. And, you can view the trailer here.
Educating for Peace: The Essence of Montessori, produced by Eric Johnson (Educational Video Publishing) in partnership with AMS.
Featuring children from birth through high school, this 21-minute DVD examines how children in Montessori programs learn grace and courtesy, resolve conflicts, care for the environment, and come to respect other cultures. To order, contact Educational Video Publishing.
The Pasos Peace Museum is a physical and virtual gathering place dedicated to peacebuilding through education and the arts and to connecting and inspiring peacebuilders around the world.
The Peace Alliance is an excellent resource for information about peace education and conflict resolution. Sign up for their eNewsletter for regular updates on their activities and peace actions alerts.