In light of the recent event in Aurora Colorado, it behooves us to re-examine the violent nature of our society where all too often the solution to one’s personal hurts seems to be go out and hurt someone else.
What can you and I do about this?
We need to think about the things we do that support violence in our society and make a commitment to peaceful existence in our personal lives. Choose not to go to see Batman or other violent movies, turn off the TV and choose to walk in nature or visit with friends, study conflict resolution or practice meditation. Read about being peaceful to your children. Peaceful choices are bountiful if we pull away the screen of violence surrounding us daily.
Here are some books to share with children that value peace over violence:
For primary and intermediate grades
For middle grades
We offer books, activities, lesson plans, and ideas that teachers, parents, and students can use to promote values, attitudes and behaviors which encourage non-violent resolution of conflict, respect for human rights, democracy, intercultural understanding and tolerance.