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.
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.
Many wonderful books have been written about peace education. We recommend these as among the most pivotal and enduring.
Eisler, Riane, and Miller, Ron, eds. Educating for a Culture of Peace.
Han, Thich Nhat. Touching Peace: Practicing the Art of Mindful Living.
Jampolsky, Gerald. Love Is Letting Go of Fear.
McFarland, Sonnie. Honoring the Light of the Child: Activities to Nurture Peaceful Living Skills in Young Children.
McFarland, Sonnie. Shining Through: A Teacher's Handbook on Transformation.
McTamaney, Catherine. The Tao of Montessori: Reflections on Compassionate Teaching.
Montessori, Maria. Education and Peace.
Montessori, Maria. Peace and Education.
Ruiz, Miguel. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom.
Tolle, Eckhart. The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment.
Wolf, Aline. Nurturing the Spirit in Non-Sectarian Classrooms.
Wolf, Aline. Peaceful Children, Peaceful World: The Challenge of Maria Montessori.