To find out why I started this series, check out World Peace Shelf.
To read other posts in this series, check out Multicultural Nesting Dolls & International Children Magnets with World Map.
So far in this series, we’ve focused a lot on the fact that people come from different places of the world. I thought it was time to move on to how we treat them, and since this is a World Peace Shelf, we are focusing on the word “peace.” I found these printable “Peace” and Peacekeeper Cards from Etsy shop Mindful Teaching, printed them on cardstock, and laminated them [Because sometimes L works with her mouth open. And then she drools…].
The set of “Peace” Cards simply has pairs of cards with symbols of peace from different cultures. L quickly knew she was supposed to match them. When she had finished, we talked about them. I said, “Do you know what ‘peace’ means?” L said, “No.” I said, “Peace means no fighting. It means be nice. It means be kind to one another.” L said, “Peace means don’t be mean!” She’s got it, folks.
The Peacekeeper Cards are a bit more advanced for a child who cannot yet read, so we use it as a group activity. We put out all of the pictures of the people and named them. Then we found their quotes about peace and matched them up. This was a nice follow-up to our discussion about what “peace” means, because it has many different people describing peace in different ways.
“Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war.” ~Maria Montessori
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Come back tomorrow to explore another work on our World Peace Shelf!
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