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International Day Of Peace Resources

Found in: social studies, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

September 21, 2019 is the International Day of Peace. The theme for 2019 is  “Climate Action for Peace.”

Lesson Plans

Birds and Climate Change Students (K-3) learn how birds are affected by climate change and build birdfeeders.

Where is Away?  ( PDF, 678 KB, 6 ppgs.) Focusing on local issues, students (3-6) investigate where their garbage goes and how reducing waste will benefit the environment.

Communities on the Threshold of Change  After watching the short film (19:21) Santa Cruz del Islote, students (9-12) assess how globalization and shifting resources threaten traditional ways of life. A pdf of the lesson can be downloaded in English or Spanish. Aligned with national standards.

A Vanishing Island  After watching the short film (8:57) Isle de Jean Charles students (9-12) examine how coastal areas are affected by rising seas due to climate change and other factors Available in English and Spanish. Aligned with national standards.

Additional Lesson Plans:

Environment Lessons and videos

Global Oneness Project

Teacher’s Toolbox  Lessons in human rights, cultural studies, global awareness, social activism, intercultural learning, and STEM education.

Environmental Education Lesson plans

High School Lesson Plans (Global Oneness Project)

Background Resources

Message For The 100-Day Countdown To The International Day Of Peace from UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres.

What Can You Do? Environment  ( PDF, 64.1 KB, 1 pgs.)

What Can You Do: Environment  Suggests activities and provides links to resources.

Take Action Suggests earth-friendly activities.

Climate Kids  Covers weather & climate, atmosphere, energy, water, and plants & animals. Don’t miss the Climate Time Machine, an interactive that lets students see water levels and carbon emissions rise over time.


Climate Action for Peace Poster


What You Can Do About Climate Change   ( PDF, 340 KB, 1 pgs.)


The Life Cycle of a Plastic Bottle (4:07) Traces the three different fates of plastic bottles.

Before the Flood (2016)  (2:53) Trailer for the National Geographic film. Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio.

last updated: September 9 , 2019


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