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Poems & Quotes about Peace Lesson


Poems & Quotes for Peace Lesson Plan

This lesson is based on a contribution by Christine Pescatore

Objective: To develop an understanding of peace and social injustice through the reading and discussion of poems and quotes.

Grade Level: Elementary, Middle School and High School

Procedure: Share these selection of poems focusing on peace and justice with your students and then open a discussion using the follow up questions.

  • What emotion(s) is the poet or author feeling?
  • What emotions are you feeling after reading this?
  • What images does the poem or quote create in your mind?
  • What actions do you want to take after reading this?
  • Are there any symbols or swords that have a special meaning for you?

Taking it Farther: Questions can also be used to inspire students to write essays and poems of their own or to create an artwork or poster illustrating that quote. 

Here are some sources of poems and quotes to get you started.

Poems for the Young

Poems by Children E-Book

Poems for Older Students and Adults

Peace Quotes from Peace Direct

 Peace Quotes from the Peace Alliance

Which poems and quotes meant the most to you.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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