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Activities and Lesson Plans
Witnesses to Peacebuilding Lessons
These lesson plans accompany the Global Peacebuilding Center’s Witnesses to Peacebuilding multimedia exhibit. Each short video tells the powerful story of an individual peacebuilder from around the world. Read about and view the Witnesses to Peacebuilding series here.
- "Partnerships in Peacebuilding" Lesson Plan
- Seeds of Peace Lesson Plan
- George Mitchell Witness Video Lesson Plan
- Betty Bigombe Witness Video Lesson Plan
- Witnesses to Peacebuilding Discussion Guide
These activities can help quickly engage students in thinking about key concepts related to conflict management and peacebuilding. The activities available here can work well in workshop settings or in alternative learning environments, as they do not require as much time or preparation as full lessons. (Full lessons are available in the Peacebuilding Toolkit for Educators.)
- The Name Game
- Have You Ever?
- Draw Your Own Symbol
- View from the Window
- Birthday Timeline
- Breaking the Code
- Speaking without Words
- What is Active Listening?
- Communicating to Understand Using Drawings
- Cross the Line
- Think Outside the Box
These teaching simulations, developed by USIP’s Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding, engage students in relatively complex role-plays, challenging them to resolve deep-rooted conflicts around the world.
The simulations complement the Peacebuilding Toolkit for Educators. Students are provided with new opportunities to practice the critical conflict management and peacebuilding skills taught in the Toolkit, skills that in turn strengthen their ability to be effective during the simulation.
To contact us with questions on preparing for and running a simulation, please visit our Educator Forum.
- Guide on Using Simulations
- The Use of Force in Chechnya: An Exploration through Track-Two Diplomacy
- The Case of “Palmyra”
- Peacekeeping in Kashmir: An American Choice
- Northern Ireland: One Step at a Time – The Derry March and Prospects for Peace
- Sri Lanka: Setting the Agenda for Peace
- The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
- Colombia: U.S. Response to the Changing Nature of International Conflict
- The Paris Peace Talks of December 1972-January 1973
- Conflict Prevention in the Greater Horn of Africa
- The Cambodia Peace Settlement