Teacher resources: conflict and peace

Teacher resources: conflict and peace
January 10, 2014 Dave Fullerton
In ideas, resources, social cohesion

For several years we’ve been providing teachers with resources to use within the mainstream school curriculum.

Through film, photography and journalism, the personal encounters with survivors and perpetrators of the genocide challenge students to think through the ideas and actions which either lead to conflict or build peace. They also hold out the possibilities for recovery, unity and hope.

“Entirely focused on being useful for a busy teacher who wants to challenge students but has no time to develop lessons like this.”  David Whitcombe, Emanuel School, NSW.

There are currently twenty-two lessons covering global education, History, Psychology, English, Legal Studies, Social and Values education, Geography and Social Sustainability. All lessons come with a detailed lesson plan and most include beautifully formatted sets of presentation slides and handout sheets ready for printing or photocopying.

They’re available as individual downloads or as a complete lesson pack. The full set of lessons, plus all the films (in 1280×720 HD) is also available on USB.

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What people are saying

  • “I am teaching the Rwandan unit at the moment and it is going amazingly well. The students are really engaged and some have responded and connected in ways that I could never have imagined.” [Conflict and Peace curriculum resources]
    Skye StaudTeacher, Berry Street School, Noble Park.
  • “The rich combination of video, text, images and interactive features is striking. The strong focus on first person interviews detailing their stories and perspectives of what happened and how they are trying to collectively recover is impressive. Its potential value to future generations of students makes RwandanStories a worthy winner.”
    United Nations AustraliaMedia Peace Award 2011
  • "The many years of investigation, filming and photography, coupled with sensitive and insightful educational resources and ideas, makes this one of the most powerful education resources I and my team have seen."
    Judy MrazDirector of Projects, GTAV
  • "Entirely focused on being useful for a busy teacher who wants to challenge students but has no time to develop lessons like this." [On the Conflict and Peace lesson resources]
    David WhitcombeEmanuel School, New South Wales