September 21 is International Day of Peace also known as “Peace Day”. The General Assembly of the UN declared September 21 the International Day of Peace in 2002. It is a day to perform kind acts in the name of peace. This is also a day of ceasefire. How will you be celebrating peace in your classroom? We have collected a few lessons from our library that you may want to use. You’ll find a lesson on the United Nations, as well as lessons on famous people who have worked hard to promote peace in their own ways. Watch for our Wednesday podcast which will provide an audio preview of our lesson on the UN. Peace!
UN: Famous Things – The United Nations (UN) is an international organization that works to preserve peace and help people around the world. Only a few nations do not belong to the organization.
John Lennon: Famous People – John Lennon was a member of The Beatles, one of the world’s most famous bands. He was also active in the peace movement.
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf: – Famous People – Liberia has many problems, but Johnson-Sirleaf is called the “Iron Lady” and many people hope that she can bring peace and prosperity to her country.
Mother Teresa: Famous People – Mother Teresa was a revered Catholic nun who helped the poor, the sick, and the dying in India and around the world. Our podcast on Mother Teresa offers an audio preview to the lesson.
Leave us your comments about your plans for Peace Day.