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Peace and Global Education Lesson Plans

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From War Toys to Peace Art

The teaching resource guide, Acts of transformation from war toys to peace art, was revised in July 2009. It is dedicated to Sam Fillipoff who was an elementary teacher in Vancouver and a tireless advocate for the culture of peace for all children.

The Israel-Palestine Conflict: Searching for a just peace 

The Israel-Palestine conflict is one of the most controversial issues in our contemporary world. This unit—which was initiated by the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) Representative Assembly—approaches the conflict through the vehicle of narrative constructed through the judicious use of facts and perspectives. The unit materials include a broad spectrum of resources, lessons plans, and assignments that will produce multiple narratives based on individual perspectives.

Free classroom teaching resources for global education

Check out the global education teaching resources developed by BC teachers as part of a CIDA-funded project. These resources cover a range of grade levels from primary through secondary and several subject areas.

Lesson plan remodelling: A map for the global voyage by Gale Smith

Many teachers are interested infusing a global perspective into their teaching in order to make the curriculum more relevant in an increasingly globally interconnected world. This document presents a guide for remodelling existing lesson plans to include a global perspective. Avoiding the “tourist” approach or using global content as a “add on,” Gale Smith guides teachers to critically examine their lesson plans and transform them to true global education lesson plans that contribute to developing in students a global perspective.

Teaching Controversial Issues

A four-step classroom strategy for clear thinking on controversial issues by Pat Clarke. 

Other lesson plan resources

Many global education learning resources have been developed with a direct link to BC curriculum learning outcomes. Some are available on the web.

  • Teaching units by CoDevelopment Canada include “A Culture of Peace,” “Globalization: Who is in charge of our future,” and “Children of Peru” (elementary level). The CoDevelopment Canada Child Labour PDF format; Acrobat Reader required. learning resource is available for free downloading.
  • Resources for Rethinking, developed by Learning for a Sustainable Future, provides sustainability resources reviewed by teachers for teachers.
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