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Alternatives to Violence - Christian Elementary School Kit K-8

Everyone is concerned about violence, and this Kit gives you the tools to do something positive about violence.
  • Why Your School Needs This Kit

  • This Kit will help your students learn skills for resolving conflicts nonviolently and make your school a safer place to be and a more effective place to learn.  The Kit will help students become more critical viewers of media violence and less violent in their own play

  • The Pledge of Nonviolence offers students and teachers a positive way of living and acting every day, so that their lives truly do make a difference

  • This Kit provides helpful resources for inviting parents to make the Pledge of Nonviolence a part of their family, reinforcing what the school is teaching their children

  • The program offers concrete action options for confronting the violence your students and their families face in the community, in the media, sometimes even at school or at home

  • This Kit is easy to use with practical and engaging classroom activities for each of the Pledge components and comprehensive teachers manuals for infusing the Pledge into the curriculum year-round

  • And the Kit is fully multicultural, offering hundreds of suggestions for breaking down racial barriers and confronting the violence of racism and the other "-isms" that are the roots of violence in our society

Sample activities from the Teacher Resource Book:

Christian Education Kit contains:

  • A planning guide for creating a school-wide program around the School/Classroom Pledge of Nonviolence, with clear implementation steps, a peacemaking calendar, inspirational overview essay, and a clear evaluation instrument

  • Detailed models from 8 schools and religious education programs

  • 450 pages of creative activities and lesson plans for Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8 for each of the 7 Pledge components, as well as a new unit on Images of Peacemaking

  • Special units on dealing with racism, violence in play and the media, and the violence of war and terrorism, especially helpful for educators who want to help children deal with what it means to be a peacemaker after 9/11

  • If Only Today You Knew... The Things That Make for Peace, a 160-page resource for religious educators on Images of Peace and the Pledge of Nonviolence and Responding to the Violence of Terrorism & War

  • Kids Creating Circles of Peace student workbook

  • Praying For Peace Around the Globe book of prayer and action suggestions addressing international injustices

  • Celebrating Racial Diversity teachers manual

  • Teaching Peace CD and teacher guide/songbook

  • Building a Culture of Peace Begins with the Children, a vacation Bible School curriculum around the Pledge of Nonviolence

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