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Peace Education from Quakers in Britain

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Quakers in Britain develop resources to support children and young people to develop the skills and understanding we all need to be peacemakers, whether in our own lives or in the wider world. Linking to the curricula of England, Scotland and Wales these lessons and resources combine fun with critical thinking about issues of peace and justice. Produced by Quaker Peace & Social Witness

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Quakers in Britain develop resources to support children and young people to develop the skills and understanding we all need to be peacemakers, whether in our own lives or in the wider world. Linking to the curricula of England, Scotland and Wales these lessons and resources combine fun with critical thinking about issues of peace and justice. Produced by Quaker Peace & Social Witness
Conviction, A WWI critical thinking Project
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Conviction, A WWI critical thinking Project

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UPDATED FOR 2018 A secondary school teaching resource. Through contemporary stories, told through real sources, classes can use Conviction to reveal the dilemmas people faced 1914-18 such as conscientious objection. Accompanying lesson plans explore not only what happened, but moral questions which remain relevant today. Features lessons on: Emily Hobhouse- Hero or traitor who tried to make peace Albert French, 15 ear old sodldier Harold Stanton, “absolutist Conscientious objector” Women and Families Corder Catchpool, pacifist Henry Williamson, the nature loving soldier This is the sister pack to the primary-focused Conscience. Order hard copies from http://bookshop.quaker.org.uk
Teach Peace: Conflict Resolution
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Teach Peace: Conflict Resolution

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This fun assembly from the Teach Peace pack explores the ideas of conflict, cooperation and compromise through the simple story of two mules. A great way to start talking about conflict not just as a danger, but as an opportunity. From of the Peace Education Network
To end all wars- Remembrance 1918-2018
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To end all wars- Remembrance 1918-2018

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To end all wars? This INSPIRE project plan is for a 30-minute introduction to World War I Remembrance. It can be used as an assembly or at the beginning of a poppy-making workshop. You could use it during Remembrance or, better yet, for thinking about peacemaking in your school. It also contains a challenge: what will you do to make peace in the next 100 years? The content can be used with ages 9 and above. The follow-up poppy-making activity is for all ages. 2020 NOTE: The Collateral Damage Project is now over but, people are doing window displays of white poppies and posting online Aims:** ** to explore the history of war from World War I to the present day to inspire action to prevent war and build peace (extension) to make a poppy as a symbol of Remembrance for peace.
Armed Drones Speaking & Listening Debate
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Armed Drones Speaking & Listening Debate

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Aim To use the issue of armed drones to explore how to construct an argument using fact and opinion. Summary This workshop sees young people exercise critical thinking and argument on the subject of military drones. Drones or ‘Unmanned Aerial Vehicles’ (UAVs) are increasingly used by many countries in war, including the UK and USA, but are they a good idea? Young people will learn about how drones are used, and their effects on civilians, and apply this learning to the construction of an argument. This is Workshop 3 of Fly Kites Not Drones and can be run as one session or as two shorter sessions. See more at www.flykitesnotdrones.org Objectives Participants will practise differentiating between fact and opinion. Participants will learn about how drones are used. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their own opinion in discussion. All participants will practise spoken debate. Some participants will integrate persuasive techniques with argument.
Conscience A World War I critical thinking project
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Conscience A World War I critical thinking project

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UPDATED FOR 2018 A primary school-focused teachers’ resource. Through contemporary stories, told through real sources, classes can use Conscience to reveal the dilemmas people faced 1914-18. Accompanying lesson plans reveal not only what happened, but moral questions which remain relevant today. CONTENTS: 1: Conscience in WWI 2: Albert French (boy soldier) 3: Conscientious objection 4: The Friends Ambulance Unit Print copies available from http://bookshop.quaker.org.uk/
INSPIRE Remembrance for Peace (3-7)
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INSPIRE Remembrance for Peace (3-7)

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In focusing on 100 years since the ending of World War I, there are rich opportunities to engage children and young people in dialogue to explore their attitudes, values and beliefs as part of PSHE. This content is intended for children age 3-7. There are opportunities to explore the impact of WWI and embed themes of peace throughout the curriculum that build knowledge, develop evaluative and analytic skills as well as broaden students’ understanding of conflict, war and learning from the past. AIMS : Reflect on how and why we remember past events Reflect on causes of conflict Students to work co-operatively to think about what peace means
Assembly - Remembrance for Peace (primary)
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Assembly - Remembrance for Peace (primary)

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Wold War I was not the war to ennd all wars. In focusing on 100 years since the ending of World War I, there are rich opportunities to engage children and young people in dialogue to explore their attitudes, values and beliefs as part of PSHE.
INSPIRE Remembrance for peace (7-11)
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INSPIRE Remembrance for peace (7-11)

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In focusing on 100 years since the ending of World War I, there are rich opportunities to engage children and young people in dialogue to explore their attitudes, values and beliefs as part of PSHE. This content is intended for children age 7-11. There are opportunities to explore the impact of WWI and embed themes of peace throughout the curriculum that build knowledge, develop evaluative and analytic skills as well as broaden students’ understanding of conflict, war and learning from the past. AIMS : Reflect on how and why we remember past events Reflect on causes of conflict Students to work co-operatively to think about what peace means
INSPIRE Remembrance for Peace (11-14)
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INSPIRE Remembrance for Peace (11-14)

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In focusing on 100 years since the ending of World War I, there are rich opportunities to engage children and young people in dialogue to explore their attitudes, values and beliefs as part of PSHE. This content is intended for children age 11-14. There are opportunities to explore the impact of WWI and embed themes of peace throughout the curriculum that build knowledge, develop evaluative and analytic skills as well as broaden students’ understanding of conflict, war and learning from the past. AIMS : Reflect on how and why we remember past events Reflect on causes of conflict Students to work co-operatively to think about what peace means
Vultures Poem and Belsen Concentration Camp
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Vultures Poem and Belsen Concentration Camp

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(This is a lockdown lesson) 15 April 2020 marked the 7th anniversary of the liberation of Belsen Concentration Camp by British forces. This lesson uses Chinua Achebe’s famous poem “Vultures”, which refers to Belsen, to explore both language and the disturbing themes it brings out. The lesson explores language, imagery, story and juxtaposition. We also partnered with the Holocaust Memorial Foundation to provide a creative outlet, where young people can decorate their own stone as a contribution to the Holocaust Memorial to be built in London. See the lesson as tweeted here: https://twitter.com/PeaceEduQuaker/status/1250357910502285312
Human perspectives on armed drones
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Human perspectives on armed drones

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Aim: To understand how different people think and feel about armed drones and why. Summary In this workshop participants will meet people with different experiences of drones. Through text evidence, imagery and drama, participants will explore these different perspectives and think about human rights and the emotional impacts of drone warfare. Objectives To gain an understanding of the effect of drones on different people’s lives. To practise moral reasoning based on evidence. To use drama and reflection to identify and empathise with different people’s point of view. This is Workshop 2 of Fly Kites Not Drones and can be run as one session or as two shorter sessions. See more at www.flykitesnotdrones.org
Drones in Afghanistan: Why can't Aymel fly his new kite?
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Drones in Afghanistan: Why can't Aymel fly his new kite?

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Aim: To gain an understanding of drones and how they affect children’s rights. This circle time lesson explores the life of Aymel, a boy from the village of Dadal in Afghanistan. Pupils will learn about human rights and the effect armed drones had on Aymel’s life. The true story behind this lesson was shared by Raz, a member of the Afghan Peace Volunteers. This is Workshop 1 of Fly Kites Not Drones and can be run as one session or as two shorter sessions. See more at www.flykitesnotdrones.org Objectives to understand a number of rights from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child to practise spoken language skills, listening and cooperation in their group to explore empathy with people from a different culture to understand what an armed drone is and be able to explain how it can affect children’s rights to recognise that a moral choice is made when a drone is used to attack people.
Budget for a safer world: Assembly
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Budget for a safer world: Assembly

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In this assembly, students will explore 4 different ways the world could be made safer and vote on the best way. With $1.7 trillion spent on the militaries of the world, the International Peace Bureau and many other organisations question whether we would be safer by spending the money on other things. Everyone in the assembly will get a chance to vote on how to spend the £45 billion which currently makes up the United Kingdom Defence Budget. See the results: https://demilitarize.org.uk/day-of-action/vote2016/ A full lesson plan involving more maths and debate is also available.
Teach Peace: The Importance of Disobedience
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Teach Peace: The Importance of Disobedience

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This assembly asks an exciting but serious question for children. Can if ever be right to be disobedient? It uses the true story of Franz Jägerstätter, who refused to join Hitler's army in World War 2. The story is gradually revealed to the young people in stages, giving them a chance to decide what they would do.
Teach Peace: The Angel of the Prisons, Elizabeth Fry
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Teach Peace: The Angel of the Prisons, Elizabeth Fry

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Part of the Teach Peace pack, this assembly explores the extraoridnary life of Quaker Elizabeth Fry, the Angel of the Prisons, whose exposure of harsh conditions in Newgate's cells led to prison reform. Aim: to learn about the life of prison reformer Elizabeth Fry and her determination to change something she believed was wrong.
 Fly a kite for peace
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Fly a kite for peace

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Pupils make their own kites and send your message of hope for peace into the skies… In Afghanistan, where flying kites has great cultural significance, the perfect kite-flying weather also provides perfect conditions for the drones, whose bombs have left children fearful when they play. Afghan Peace Volunteers began Fly Kites Not Drones as a nonviolent way to call for peace. This is Workshop 4 of Fly Kites Not Drones. See more at www.flykitesnotdrones.org
Teach Peace: Barriers to Peace
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Teach Peace: Barriers to Peace

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This interactive assembly from the Teach Peace Pack explores whether walls build peace using examples of real walls and barriers from different times and places including , the peace lines of Northern Ireland, the barrier around the Palestinian West Bank and oxen lining up to defend their young. Follow-up actvities also allow learning to be deepened in the classroom. Produjced by the Peace Education Network
Do drones have a license to kill?
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Do drones have a license to kill?

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Suitable for students aged 15-18, the lesson explores the ethics and legality of armed drone strikes following the “targeted killing” of British citizen Reeyad Khan in Syria in August 2015. This was Britain’s first use of “self-defence” as justification for a drone strike. Go to www.flykitesnotdrones.org for more information and resources about Fly Kites Not Drones. Aim: To understand and critically respond to the different moral and legal questions raised by armed drone strikes. • To give students the chance to practise their speaking and listening skills, including articulating their own views on drones and listening to the viewpoints of others • To gain an insight into how international law and human rights develop • To investigate and offer reasoned views on ethical issues surrounding drone strikes