Pinwheels for Peace Project War & Violence Everyday we are faced with images or violence. Video games, television, magazines, newspapers, and movies all include dramatic images of violence and war. This form of violence has now become part of our society and a way of life that easily accepted. View images from the Vietnam War http://www.military.com/video/operations-and-strategy/vietnam-war/amazing-vietnam-war-slideshow/876532312001/ Journal Writing Take in the images from the Vietnam War. Reflect of the mood and feelings that came over you when watching. Write for 5 minutes about How you felt What images effected you the most What the images made you think about in your own life Peace It is my goal to change our view of violence and war, to not be accepted so easily. to focus on peace and understanding of all people. Definition of PEACE a state of calm no anxiety free of violence free of conflict or disagreement Watch image slideshow of Peace and Kindness http://professionsforpeace.com/2012/08/14/kindness-inspiration/ Journal Writing Take in the images and quotes from the Peace and Kindness slideshow. Reflect of the mood and feelings that came over you when watching. Write for 5 minutes about How you felt What images or quotes effected you the most What the images or quotes made you think about in your own life Peer Share Decide with a neighbor who is going to be Santa Clause Easter Bunny Santa Clause share with your neighbor what you reflected on and wrote about the War images. Easter Bunny share with your neighbor what you reflected on and wrote about the Peace and Kindness slideshow. Courage Characters Analysis Fold a paper into 4 pieces In each square write the names of the main characters from each of our stories Hatchet – Brian Passage to Freedom – Mr. Sugihara Climb or Die – Jake and Danielle The True Confessions of Charlotte Doy le – Charlotte Brainstorm, discuss, and write about when each character was at peace & when they weren’t. Share whole group. Project To kick off our project you are going to write about what peace means to you. You will be writing using the letters in the word P E A C E Write sentences that use each of the these letters to state the first word of your sentences. You will prewrite your ideas on paper and then post your draft to Edmodo by Friday, September 14th. Example P eople loving unconditionally and selflessly. E arth in harmony with an abundance of life. A state of calm and happiness. C aring for others and respect of diversity. E very action and thought motivated by love of all Pinwheels blowing in the wind Pinwheels What emotion do you feel when you see Pinwheels spinning in the breeze? What memories do you have that are linked to pinwheels? Share your thoughts with your neighbor. International Day of Peace September 21st is International Peace Day It is a day when individuals and organizations participate in acts of peace. Anyone anywhere can participate and take the time to make a gesture towards gaining Peace in the world. Our class will be creating Pinwheels to be displayed in front of the school. Pinwheels for Peace Project http://www.pinwheelsforpeace.com/pinwheelsforpeace/the_project.html How to make a Pinwheel On each blade you will write one letter of your PEACE meaning before putting it all together. Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-R2TugdZ-M Instructions http://www.leslietryon.com/3dcolorcutout/makepinw/makepinwheel.html September 21st Place pinwheels in lawn in front of school to show your commitment to Peace. Do something unselfish for another person today. Give someone a hug that is sad. Pay someone a compliment. Help someone with out anything in return. Tell someone how much you appreciate them. View other acts of peace around the world. Reflection Give your Pinwheels to someone that makes you feel at Peace. Journal write about your feelings about this project and reflect on the impact of the day on you.