Download the lesson plan, Stepping into the Picture, based on one of the Peaceable Kingdom paintings by Quaker artist, Edward Hicks
The Friends peace testimony, drawn naturally from the belief that there is that of God in everyone, has been the basis for powerful lessons affecting the lives of Quaker children for many generations. At this time, when war seems to be the only way open in the minds of many, we want to offer an updated study guide presenting openings for children to seek peace inwardly and outwardly. It is essential that we offer opportunities for children to envision peace and to be inspired in the work of peacemaking. It is essential that we offer Friends’ gifts of peace education and non-violent resolution to all the world’s children.
This curriculum sets out activities for teachers in First-day schools to use in creating lessons about peace for children, as well as for intergenerational gatherings. We hope teachers will utilize the activities in each of the three chapters, for they are planned to begin with the inward search for peace, to envision peace in the home and community, and then to explore peacemaking in the world . . .
Author: RE Concerns Group
Illustrator: Molly Haines
Publisher: Philadelphia Yearly Meeting
Preparation Time: 0.50
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