PROJECTS - Nonviolence Curriculum
cannot learn and teachers cannot teach effectively
if they do not feal safe. According to the Texas
Education Agencey (TEA) and the Texas Juvenile
Probation Commission (TJPC), tens of thousands
of Texas students are referred each year for
primary goal of Texans for Peace is to work
with educators throughout the state to develop
a voluntary nonviolence curriculum for Texas
schools. Teachers and administrators are often
frustrated with the lack of appropriate materials,
lesson plans, and activities that can be incorporated
within their curricula so that students can
learn age-appropriate nonviolent techniques
1995 the Texas Legislature, concerned about
safety in school, adopted a new state policy
requiring that each school create alternative
education programs. While the focus of these
programs has been on student disciplinary options
there remains a need for comprehensive curricular
approaches to the issue of violence.
year, Texans for Peace sponsors "Teaching
Peace in Texas" a one-day conference
for K-12 educators and administrations that
focuses on curricular tools and strategies to
teach nonviolence and peace in school. The 2007
conference is being planned for late September
Texans for Peace Resources:
for Peace Lesson Plan (Iraq) - Grade Level:
5-6, Subject Area: Multidisplinary (Social
Studies, Geography, Math, Language Arts,
Jam apprenticeship program
Kathryn. (1993). Growing Toward Peace:
Stories from teachers and parents about real
children learning to live peacefully.
Marian Wright (1996). Waging
Peace in Our Schools.
William J. (1984). Creative
Conflict Resolution: More than 200 activities
for keeping peace in the classroom K-6.
Ruth Weltman, Ed. (1996).
Ready-to-Use Social Skills Lessons & Activities
for Grades 4-6.
Allan L. (1999).
Bully Free Classroom: Over 100 tips and strategies
for Teachers K-8.