Peace Education Workshop – First Grade

Read. 5 min.
Discuss the story
“What happened?” (Red was mean to blue and the other colors)
“What did One do?” (He made the colors laugh.)
“When Red told the colors to stop laughing, what happened? “(They stopped.)
“Did One stop?” (No, One said “no”)
“After One said “no”, what happened?” (All of the colors became brave.)
“What did Blue say when Red was mean again?” (Blue agreed that Red was hot, but he said that Blue was also cool.”)
“When Red tried to roll over Blue, what happened?” (The colors told Red “No”)
“What did Blue and One say to Red?” (They let him know they weren’t leaving him out.)
“Who were the helpers in this story?” (One started the helping, and the others joined in.)
“Was there a peaceful ending to this story?” (Yes, because now all of them belonged)

“Have you ever helped someone who was like Blue? What made you decide to help/not help? It’s not easy to stand up for yourself. What else can you do?” (Get peer or adult help >> emphasize that this is not being a tattletale. Avoid being around the mean person, don’t believe the mean things they say.)
10 min, 27 min total

(B) Everyone Counts Poster
(Set up a poster with these 2 questions.)
Pair Share: “I’d like you to think about (do these one at a time)
> Why do you count?
> How can you help others count?
Large group share, and leader records responses on poster
10 min, 37 min total

(A) Acting It Out
Choose one child to join up front for a role-play. Then when finished, choose another.
“Can you show me how you would help others, include others, stand up for others?” Model a few examples of appropriate back and forth using the PRC’s animal puppets. Coach their responses as needed, especially those that emphasize support and inclusion. Suggest using calm demeanor.