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

  • "One of the best PDs I’ve ever been to, in twenty-two years of teaching."
    Jim DerringtonChaplain and teacher, Pembroke School, Sth Aust.
  • “This has changed the way I take things for granted.”
    Year 10 studentParkwood Secondary College, VIctoria
  • “It’s the first truly impartial site I have seen. Thank you for taking the time to document this event in a way that no-one else has. It is humane, informative and compelling. It doesn’t seek to demonize the perpetrators; neither does it sanctify survivors. It presents both in all their humanity. I think what I like most about your site is that it strives to enrich us all with an understanding of conflict and how it can be used to create war. That is an important piece of the genocide puzzle.”
    Karen StaffordResearch Assistant for genocide survivor
  • “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.