A resource series for youth groups and adult leaders. 11 widely used and effective group activities and bible studies on peacemaking, conflict resolution, world hunger, just war, simple living, peace worship, and other topics
Youth and the Military
What are your options? What questions might you ask? What organizations can help? What are alternatives to military service? How can you be a conscientious objector?
"What Brings Security?" computer activity
How much of the US budget goes to the military and how much for non-violent approaches to security. This engaging, interactive computer activity brings alive the numbers -- and the big picture -- for teens and student groups. Download* game, Leaders Guide: html, pdf (updated 2013 version).
AFSC, Help Increase the Peace dynamic, engaging, highly participatory training program to learn nonviolent skills; trainers in 19 states (’04, manual is $30, 12-minute video rents for $5; AFSC, 410/323-7200, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Susan G. Fitzell, Free the Children,* fine conflict education manual for children and teens; useful quotes, activities (New Society, '97)
Paul Loeb, Generation at the Crossroads,* revealing and insightful interviews build a hopeful perspective on youth today (Rutgers, ‘94)
Fiona Macbeth and Nick Fine, Playing With Fire: Creative ConflictResolution for Young Adults, superb activities (New Society, ‘95)
Cornelia Penner, Games That Byte: Helping Youth Evaluate Computer Games, a full curriculum (Faith & Life Press)
Center for Media Literacy, fine videos and discussion helps for parents and teens on media violence (800/226-9494, www.medialit.org)
Classroom Pledge of Nonviolence,* curricula, videos, school packages, e-newsletter... (Institute for Peace & Justice, 314/533-4445, www.ipj-ppj.org)
Conflict Resolution and Prevention programs:mediation, social skills, anti-bullying guided discipline; Partners in Learning enhancing school climate, student support (Educators for Social Responsibility, www.esrnational.org)
PeaceWorks conflict resolution and mediation curricula for schools, peacemaking skills, research summaries (www.peaceeducation.com)
Sarah Pirtle, Discovery Time for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution, a superb manual of activities, K-8 (CCRC, ‘99)
Resolving Conflict Creatively Program well researched and designed program (Educators for Social Responsibility, www.esrnational.org)