Materials to download or order.

Resources

    #EverydayMilitarism Poster

    As part of Quakers' work challenging militarism, this poster designed by Abbey Thornton is a great way to spark off conversation about the roots of war and the kind of society we need to build peace. Suitable for use with children or adults.

    Eyewitness in the classroom – Palestine and Israel

    This lesson plan is a good primer for secondary schools on Palestine and Israel today. It's also a chance to invite a human rights observer to your classroom. The lesson sets up a detailed conversation on human rights and how to respond to conflict. The materials provided support English, Religious Education, Geography and Citizenship learning.

    Observers from Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) are ready to visit your school to share their eyewitness stories. Email eappi@quaker.org.uk to arrange a visit.

    Peace Week Pack

    Order now! The Peace Week pack contains everything primary and secondary schools need to hold an off-timetable whole-school project week around peace and human rights.

    Peace Week Pack pages

    To end all wars: An introduction to Remembrance and the Centenary of WWI

    Part of the INSPIRE project, this introduction can be used as an assembly or at the beginning of a poppy-making workshop.

    • to explore the history of war from World War I to the present day
    • to inspire action to prevent war and build peace
    • to make a poppy as a symbol of Remembrance for peace

    Download resources:

    What is security?

    As part of the Rethinking Security project we've teamed up with Forces Watch to create these trial lesson resources for secondary schools.

    Often, 'security' is framed as a defence concern, as with terrorist threats, but there are many other security concerns we all face at an individual, local, national and global level. Young people will be all-too-conscious of things that make them feel insecure at various levels, and can engage in thinking about their own role in shaping a more secure world.

    We'd love your comments on these before we share them more widely. Please email us if you use them ellisb@quaker.org.uk.

    Budget for a Safer World Lesson

    Inspired by the Global Day of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS) on 18 April 2016, this lesson explores four different ways the world could be made safer and gives learners the chance to vote on the best way. Suitable for secondary school age students.

    This lesson links to an online poll young people can participate in, available on the GDAMS website.

    'Conscience' and 'Conviction' – World War I learning resources

    Teaching about World War I should be about more than reciting poems about muddy battlefields. 'Conscience' and 'Conviction' have been created to highlight a selection of moral paths taken as a result of the war. Both provide opportunities to reflect on the steps we need to take for a world without war. These materials are based on the work of Don Rowe, teacher, writer and co-founder of the Citizenship Foundation.

    Learners pursue a critical thinking project, considering how people responded to the questions they faced and exploring their own reactions.

    Teach Peace

    Full Teach Peace Pack (PDF)

    Individual assemblies

    Other documents

    FERSIWN CYMRAEG
    Y mae 'Teach Peace' yn cael ei gyfieithu i'r Gymraeg ar hyn o bryd. Y mae'r gwasanaeth 'Remembering for Peace' eisoes ar gael yn y Gymraeg. Gellir ei lawrlwytho isod:

    Cofio dros Heddwch (PDF)
    Sleidiau: Cofio dros Heddwch (pptx)

    Elizabeth Fry: The Angel of Prisons was an assembly in the original Teach Peace Pack (2012). The script is available here: Elizabeth Fry: The Angel of Prisons (PDF)

    Fly Kites Not Drones

    Fly Kites Not Drones brings together a range of learning materials about peace and human rights. It also offers guidance for making and flying your own kite for peace. The learning resource was made in Britain, but the inspiration comes from Afghanistan, a country that has known over three decades of constant war including armed drone strikes.

    Find out more on the Fly Kites Not Drones website (offsite link)
    Order copies from the Quaker Centre Bookshop

    Resources from partner organisations

    A-Level Religious Studies

    Pax Christi and Quakers in Britain teamed up to produce resources for the teaching of war and peace as part of the A-Level religious studies curriculum. Lessons examine the Christian contribution to issues of war and peace. And a lesson explore the different concepts of pacifism and the practicality of them. http://paxchristi.org.uk/peace-education/a-level-re/

    INSPIRE

    Resources collated to help explore peace in schools as part of the INSPIRE project, marking the centenary of the end of World War I.
    https://www.oasisinspire.org/resources/

    Youth Refusing Violence from St. Ethelburga's

    This resource is designed to help a group leader design a workshop/series of workshops for young people. It aims to:

    • offer young people insight into the nature of conflict and violence
    • help young people relate to and draw from the wisdom that is found in their own and other faiths, which may help them refuse the use of violence as an automatic response to conflict
    • equip young people with realistic alternative methods of dealing with conflict.

    Youth Refusing Violence (PDF)

    Contact us

    Isabel Cartwight and Ellis Brooks
    Peace Education Programme
    020 7663 1087 or 020 7663 1009
    isabelc@quaker.org.uk or ellisb@quaker.org.uk
    @PeaceEduQuaker