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A grades 4-6 curriculum, In Our Hands: A Peace and Social Justice Program, is available from the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Bookstore.

Teaching for Change is a not-for-profit organization that promotes social and economic justice through public education. Online, review and order resources such as these:

  • Making the Peace: A 15-Session Violence Prevention Curriculum for Young People by Paul Kivel and Allan Creighton (Hunter House Publishers, 1997). Helps young people understand the social and economic roots of violence, heal from violence, and come together as a community to make peace.
  • Hidden Wars of Desert Storm (DVD). Video documentary on the true story behind the Gulf War and the devastating impact the war and sanctions have had on Iraq.

Educators for Social Responsibility helps educators create safe, caring, respectful, and productive learning environments. Under the name Engaging Schools, ESR publishes high quality curricula and resources for people working with young children, elementary school children, middle school children, and high school students on conflict resolution, peace, diversity, and democracy .

  • Read about their "Keeping Peace in the Family" workshops.
  • Browse print and video resources in the Engaging Schools online store. Recommended:
    • Teaching Young Children in Violent Times: A Preschool-Grade 3 Violence Prevention and Conflict Resolution Guide by Diane Levin
    • Elementary Perspectives 1: Teaching Concepts of Peace and Conflict (Grades K-6) and other titles by William J. Kriedler

The Southern Poverty Law Center is a nonprofit organization that combats hate, intolerance, and discrimination through education and litigation. Explore its Teaching Tolerance program, including Teaching Tolerance magazine and many other resources.

Rethinking Schools is a nonprofit, independent publisher of educational materials, with a strong emphasis on issues of equity and social justice.

Search Institute is an independent, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization whose mission is to advance the health of children, youth, families, and communities. The heart of the Institute's work is a framework of 40 development assets, which are positive experiences, relationships, opportunities, and personal qualities that young people need to grow up healthy, caring, and responsible. Read their research on "What Makes Families Strong?" and browse their online store.

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