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1 Pinwheels for Peace Project

2 War & Violence Everyday we are faced with images or violence. Everyday we are faced with images or violence. Video games, television, magazines, newspapers, and movies all include dramatic images of violence and war. 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. 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

3 Journal Writing Take in the images from the Vietnam War. Take in the images from the Vietnam War. Reflect of the mood and feelings that came over you when watching. Reflect of the mood and feelings that came over you when watching. Write for 5 minutes about Write for 5 minutes about How you felt How you felt What images effected you the most What images effected you the most What the images made you think about in your own life What the images made you think about in your own life

4 Peace It is my goal It is my goal to change our view of violence and war, to not be accepted so easily. to change our view of violence and war, to not be accepted so easily. to focus on peace and understanding of all people. to focus on peace and understanding of all people. Definition of PEACE Definition of PEACE a state of calm a state of calm no anxiety no anxiety free of violence free of violence free of conflict or disagreement free of conflict or disagreement Watch image slideshow of Peace and Kindness

5 Journal Writing Take in the images and quotes from the Peace and Kindness slideshow. Take in the images and quotes from the Peace and Kindness slideshow. Reflect of the mood and feelings that came over you when watching. Reflect of the mood and feelings that came over you when watching. Write for 5 minutes about Write for 5 minutes about How you felt How you felt What images or quotes effected you the most What images or quotes effected you the most What the images or quotes made you think about in your own life What the images or quotes made you think about in your own life

6 Peer Share Decide with a neighbor who is going to be Decide with a neighbor who is going to be Santa Clause Santa Clause Easter Bunny Easter Bunny Santa Clause share with your neighbor what you reflected on and wrote about the War images. 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. Easter Bunny share with your neighbor what you reflected on and wrote about the Peace and Kindness slideshow.

7 Courage Characters Analysis Fold a paper into 4 pieces Fold a paper into 4 pieces In each square write the names of the main characters from each of our stories In each square write the names of the main characters from each of our stories Hatchet – Brian Hatchet – Brian Passage to Freedom – Mr. Sugihara Passage to Freedom – Mr. Sugihara Climb or Die – Jake and Danielle Climb or Die – Jake and Danielle The True Confessions of Charlotte Doy The True Confessions of Charlotte Doy le – Charlotte le – Charlotte Brainstorm, discuss, and write about when each character was at peace & when they weren’t. Brainstorm, discuss, and write about when each character was at peace & when they weren’t. Share whole group. Share whole group.

8 Project Project To kick off our project you are going to write about what peace means to you. 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 You will be writing using the letters in the word P E A C E 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 14 th.

9 Example P eople loving unconditionally and selflessly. P eople loving unconditionally and selflessly. E arth in harmony with an abundance of life. E arth in harmony with an abundance of life. A state of calm and happiness. A state of calm and happiness. C aring for others and respect of diversity. C aring for others and respect of diversity. E very action and thought motivated by love of E very action and thought motivated by love of all all

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11 Pinwheels blowing in the wind

12 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.

13 International Day of Peace September 21 st is September 21 st is International Peace Day It is a day when individuals and organizations participate in acts of peace. 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. 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. Our class will be creating Pinwheels to be displayed in front of the school. Pinwheels for Peace Project

14 How to make a Pinwheel On each blade you will write one letter of your PEACE meaning before putting it all together. On each blade you will write one letter of your PEACE meaning before putting it all together. Video Video Instructions Instructions

15 September 21st Place pinwheels in lawn in front of school to show your commitment to Peace. Place pinwheels in lawn in front of school to show your commitment to Peace. Do something unselfish for another person today. Do something unselfish for another person today. Give someone a hug that is sad. Give someone a hug that is sad. Pay someone a compliment. Pay someone a compliment. Help someone with out anything in return. Help someone with out anything in return. Tell someone how much you appreciate them. Tell someone how much you appreciate them. View other acts of peace around the world. View other acts of peace around the world.

16 Reflection Give your Pinwheels to someone that makes you feel at Peace. 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. Journal write about your feelings about this project and reflect on the impact of the day on you.


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