PEACE EDUCATION RESOURCES
Below are a number of links to resources that may be used in the classroom for teaching and learning about social justice & peace. We’ve organised them as follows:
- International Web-based Resources
- Australian Web-based Resources
- Teaching Modules & Lesson Plans
- Peace Education Posters & Fact Sheets
The lists are regularly refreshed but are far from exhaustive at any time. If you would like assistance in finding education resources on a specific topic within peace education, please CONTACT US.
For academic articles on peace education, the Encyclopedia of Peace Education provides an excellent start.
1. International Web-based Resources
International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons - ICAN’s education booklet, “Learn Abolition”, gives 17 ideas for students to become active in the international movement to abolish nuclear weapons.
“United Nations: Cyber School Bus” Website - Addresses a wide range of global issues & UN-related information; featuring games, fact sheets, & curriculum.
Taking it Global: For Educators - Peace & social justice related resources & global interactive space. Includes online learning activities, online community of global educators & students, & tips for creating a virtual classroom.
“Idealist” Website: Tools for Teachers - Lesson plans, teaching materials, & lesson ideas for introducing to the classroom issues such as environmental conservation, human rights, & the challenges & benefits of non-profit/philanthropic work. Also provides a large number of links to other web-based teaching resources.
UNICEF Australia Online School Room - Information & resources on teaching childrens’ rights, UNICEF’s “Day for Change”, & stories from youth around the world.
Amnesty International “Learn About Human Rights” Page - Searchable database of information on the human rights situation in more than 150 countries and on Amnesty International’s other key areas of work.
2. Australian Web-based Resources
“Youth for Human Rights, Australia” - Human Rights focussed youth website, including downloadable movies & educational booklet produced by YHRI on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
“Making Multicultural Australia” Website - Teaching resources and strategies to understand cultural diversity and tolerance. More than 3500 pages of articles, research, teacher guides, lesson plans, audio interviews, video clips, & Australian multicultural artworks.
“Racism No Way” Website - an Australian anti-racism education initiative managed by the NSW Dept. of Education & Training on behalf of education systems nationally.
“Bullying No Way” Website - developed & managed by all Australian education authorities in order to provide a nationwide resource of State and Territory approaches to minimising bullying, harassment and violence in schools.
NSW Dept. Education & Training “We Are All Australian” Resource Kit - ‘We Are All Australian’ is a film produced by two different schools through a unique cultural exchange project. The film explores students’ perspectives of contemporary Australian youth culture.
3. Teaching Modules & Lesson Plans
Disarmament Education Toolbox - Leading experts from the Institute for Disarmament Education Action (IDEA) have generated these lesson plans for teaching young people in the classroom (as well as general audiences) about nuclear dangers and solutions.
United Nations Curriculum by Topic Area - Teaching modules (arranged by topic) on the concept of peace, as well as a variety of global issues, including poverty, health, human rights, and the environment.
“The Road to Peace”: A Teaching Guide on Local & Global Transitional Justice - A variety of lesson plans, role plays, & case studies on conflict resolution & restoration of justice in the aftermath of war.
Voices of Australia - Education module produced by the Australian Human Rights & Equal Opportunities Commission (HREOC). Features real-life stories of Australians. Increases student awareness about experiences of diversity, discrimination, race relations, friendship, and respect.
“Bringing Them Home” - Education module produced by the Australian Human Rights & Equal Opportunities Commission (HREOC). Develops student understanding of the forcible separation of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children from their families, & associated historical & social justice issues.
4. Posters & Fact Sheets
Youth & Children’s Rights Posters - Illustrated versions of the articles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child; free to download.
“Face the Facts” Human Rights Fact Sheets - Teaching resources & worksheets produced by the Australian Human Rights & equal Opportunities Commission on issues & topics relating to the treatment of indigenous peoples, migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers.