Education is one of the crucial ingredients of a peaceful society. In fact, one of the aims of Vision of Humanity is to educate citizens of the world about what creates and sustains a peaceful society through interactive peace maps.
To celebrate the International Day of Teachers, we are happy to share with you free peace education resources developed by the Institute for Economics and Peace (the brains behind Vision of Humanity).
The Building Blocks of Peace are free education resources designed by the Institute for Economics and Peace to help students gain a better appreciation of how peace works. They are a teaching resource which assists high school teachers in peace education, introducing students to peace concepts. The resources apply the Institute's unique methodology, turning theories and frameworks into fun classroom activities.
Until recently, the majority of research on peace studies has focused on ‘negative peace’. This can be understood as the absence of violence and the absence of the fear of violence. In order to better understand the nature of peace, Building Blocks of Peace explores the subject of peace through a different perspective known as ‘Positive Peace’. This can be understood as the attitudes, institutions and structures that when strengthened lead to a more peaceful society.
The Building Blocks of Peace consists of 4 modules. These are An Understanding of Peace (factors influencing peacefulness), Peace and Sustainability (focusing on water access and management), Education and Peace (how education supports peace) and Peace and Economics (how peace benefits the economy, business, retail and tourism).
The modules include customized multi-media material, allowing students to explore the interactive Global Peace Index map. The course also includes a range of fun and challenging activities which will enable students to interact with the concepts and language of peace.
Is the world becoming more or less peaceful? What are trends in global peacefulness? Join us as we gear up to release the 8th edition of the Global Peace Index this June.
Ana Glenda, the Regional Director of Interpeace for Latin America, talks about the need for a long term commitment to peace.
An beautiful initiative to bring a smile to the faces of children living in conflict zones and refugee camps.
Vision of Humanity is an initiative of the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP). IEP have offices in New York and Sydney. For more specific inquiries related to the peace indexes and research, please contact IEP directly.
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New York, New York 10022
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Job opportunities and internships are listed on the Institute for Economics and Peace website. See them here.