Resources for Families and Educators


More Resources for Families and Educators

image001Cooperative Board Games for Kids
http://www.parentingscience.com/cooperative-board-games.html

Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood
http://www.commercialfreechildhood.org

Media Violence and Children’s Play http://www.childaction.org/families/publications/docs/guidance/Handout27-MediaViolenceChildrensPlay.pdf

Help! My Child is addicted to screens (Yikes! so am I.)PRC Resources for Families and Educators-2
http://blog.positivediscipline.com/2012/04/limit-screen-time.html

Guidelines for Helping Children Deal with News Violence http://www.brandeis.edu/lemberg/resources/docs/guidelines.pdf

The Children’s Peace Education & Anti-Bias Library
http://www.childpeacebooks.org/cpb/Protect/search.php

Jane Addams Peace Association Children’s Book Awards
http://www.janeaddamspeace.org/jacba/docs/JACBAawards.pdf

Teaching for Change Books http://www.tfcbooks.org

Picture Books about Peace, Peacemakers, Human Rights and the Environment

Not long ago, picture books were thought to be useful only for teaching preschool and early elementary students. Fortunately, their power is now recognized by many educators, even those teaching secondary classes. The combination of compelling artwork, and a focused storyline makes the picture book a wonderful tool to introduce the concepts of peace, justice and sustainability.

image004The following lists have been compiled for educators and others who want to stimulate young people’s thinking in areas that may be new to them. We have chosen books that illuminate stories reflecting our mission. We believe that you’ll find in this list, not only inspiration, but compelling illustrations and stories. Some books have been published only recently, while others, we feel, have stood the test of time. Links are provided for those books which are featured on Youtube as read-alouds and book trailers.

For more information about using picture books, visit Pete Schoch’s Picture Books Across the Curriculum http://teachingreadingandla.pbworks.com/f/Picture%20Books%20Across%20the%20Curriculum%202011%20revised.pdf

If you choose to purchase books, we encourage you to consider patronizing independent booksellers. We have the power to build our communities, not only socially, but economically.