Peace education is an important part of Montessori education. On Monday, I linked to lots of resources with Montessori peace education inspiration/philosophy: Montessori Inspiration for Martin Luther King Day. Today, I want to share links to peace education activities that can be used throughout the year for peace education and conflict resolution. You’ll find activities for toddlers through elementary level.
“Educating for Peace: the Essence of Montessori”
Resources for Educators and Parents from Teaching for Peace
The Peaceful Montessori Classroom: Environmental Design, Montessori and Imagination: the Second Plane of Development, and Introducing and Exploring The Five Great Lessons in Montessori Elementary (with additional links within post) from North American Montessori Center
The Top Five Peace Items for the Montessori Classroom by Andrea Coventry at List My 5
Free Elementary Online Albums for Montessori Great Lessons (Helpful for a Peace Education Curriculum)
Great Lessons for 6-9 at Monteaco
Link to an elementary history album with the Great Lessons for 6-9 at Mondorfment
Lesson ideas and links for the Great Lessons from Miss Barbara
Peace Table from Mommy Moment (photo at the top of this post)
Peace Table from Montessori Mama
Peace Table for 100 Acts of Kindness from The Work Plan
Montessori Monday – Introducing the Peace Table from Barefoot in Suburbia
Teaching Peace Education with a Peace Table by Andrea Coventry at Bright Hub
Set up a Peace Table at Home by Andrea Coventry at Rochester Montessori Education Examiner
Mom, You Need to Invite Dad to the Peace Table…. from Critters and Crayons
Our Peaceful Space from Counting Coconuts
Conflict Resolution for Children – The Peace Rug: A Montessori Method for Resolving Conflicts by Kathy Campanella at Yahoo Voices
Other Peace Activities
Peace Activities (available for purchase) from Montessori Services
Peace Box, Toddler Conflict Resolution, Peace Corner, Affirmation Cards, Classroom Affirmations, Peaceful Feet, Creating a Center-PEACE, Thursday’s Center-PEACE, Making Peace Mandalas, Healing Hugs, and Who Is Missing? from Montessori Mama
A Peaceful Time-Out Alternative (Peace Flowers) from Creekside Learning
Enjoy a Peaceful Classroom With These Peace Art Projects by Andrea Coventry at Bright Hub Education
“Light a Candle for Peace”
Montessori School “We Offer You Peace”
UPDATE: My Montessori-Inspired Kindness post has more ideas to promote love and kindness.
Sharing, Turn Taking, and Fairness: A Montessori Perspective from Vibrant Wanderings talks about Montessori-inspired conflict resolution and the peace rose.
Do you have a favorite peace education activity?
Linked to AfterSchool Linky Party, Living Life Intentionally Linky Party, Pinterest Tuesday, The Mommy Club Resources and Solutions at Milk and Cuddles and Crystal & Co. , Thrifty Thursday, Preschool Corner, Show-and-Share Saturday, Link & Learn, and The Sunday Showcase at Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas and Classified: Mom.
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