Peace and Global Education Lesson Plans
From War Toys to Peace Art
The teaching resource guide, Acts of transformation from war toys to peace art , was revised in July 2009. It is dedicated to Sam Fillipoff who was an elementary teacher in Vancouver and a tireless advocate for the culture of peace for all children.
The Israel-Palestine conflict is one of
the most controversial issues in our contemporary world. This unit—which was
initiated by the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) Representative
Assembly—approaches the conflict through the vehicle of narrative constructed
through the judicious use of facts and perspectives. The unit materials include
a broad spectrum of resources, lessons plans, and assignments that will produce
multiple narratives based on individual perspectives.
Free classroom teaching resources for global education
Check out the global education teaching resources developed by BC teachers as part of a CIDA-funded project. These resources cover a range of grade levels from primary through secondary and several subject areas.
Other lesson plan resources
Many global education learning resources have been developed with a direct link to BC curriculum learning outcomes. Some are available on the web.
- Teaching units by CoDevelopment Canada include “A Culture of Peace,” “Globalization: Who is in charge of our future,” and “Children of Peru” (elementary level). The CoDevelopment Canada Child Labour learning resource is available for free downloading.
- Resources for Rethinking, developed by Learning for a Sustainable Future, provides sustainability resources reviewed by teachers for teachers.