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Peace Building

Course Numbers: 9673 (0.25)(C)
Type: HS
Area: General
Counted In GPA: 1
Count In Honor Roll: 0

In this course, students will receive education in conflict analysis and nonviolent conflict resolution. This course will introduce students to the rich concept of peacebuilding, its philosophies, skills, and practices for nonviolently transforming conflicts between individuals, groups, and nations. Lessons on global peacebuilding and local civic action will engage students in dialogue about local civic engagement and community resources.
The primary text used will be Peacebuilding Toolkit for Educators, a high school curriculum in global peacebuilding designed by the United States Institute for Peace, an independent, nonpartisan institution established by Congress to increase the nation’s capacity to manage international conflict without violence. The lessons align with national standards outlined by the National Council for Social Studies. Because PTE emphasized the skills of peacebuilding, students will also read from a collection of essays on the ideas and people of nonviolence to broaden their knowledge of the principles and theory of peace.