Peace Education Workshop – Fifth Grade

Ways I Am a Peacemaker

I help other people to have hope.
I encourage people.
I include others.
I stand up for others who are being treated unfairly.
I solve conflicts by talking.
I share feelings honestly.
I help someone who needs it.
I share something I have.
I accept people’s differences.
I apologize.
I do something to make up for a wrong thing I did.
I forgive.
I help others talk out a problem.
I help others understand a problem.
I use healthy and safe ways to express anger.
I treat others fairly.|
I treat oth
ers kindly.

Bathroom break and snack
15 min, 1 hr, 1 min total

(A) Protecting Our Oceans

Throw the large earth ball to someone in the group and ask,

  • When you look at Earth, what do you notice? what covers the largest part of Earth? (oceans)
  • Has everyone been to the ocean? Has anyone been to any other ocean besides the Pacific?
  • What are some things that you enjoy about the ocean?

“Sadly, our oceans have some problems. Today, we’re going to talk about one of them that you can do something about!” Bring out the Sea Turtle puppet. (Prepare it beforehand by having it tangled in some kind of plastic.). Can anyone explain what this problem is?”

The problem is that we’re using too much plastic, and it’s finding its way to the ocean. Have a look at this video:

  • What did you notice from the video?
  • How did the things you saw make you feel?
  • What do you think we can do?

Some answers are: We can bring our own bags to the store. We can fill up our own reusable water bottles instead of buying bottled water. We can tell our friends and families about the problem, and ask them to use less plastic. When we do use plastic, we can be sure to recycle it. Remember, though, that recycling is not as good as never using it in the first place.
10 min, 1 hr, 11 min total