Children, no matter their nationality, face conflicts when interacting
with peers and need tools for dealing with them. "Stand Up
for Peace" is a website that can be beneficial for children
across borders. It will help them to identify problems between peers,
recognize the emotions of those involved, and brainstorm peaceful
resolutions for some sample conflicts.
In this tri-lingual website, French, Spanish, and English, students
will see scenarios in the form of pictures and video clips that
show students facing real-life peer problems. These images accompanied
with text and audio will equip the children with sentence structures
and ideas about peaceful resolution tools.
Any teacher interested in having children learn tools for peaceful
conflict resolution can use the resources provided in this site.
If there is a desire to email and teleconference with other students,
the teacher will need to locate the partners.
Those elementary schools participating in the pilot project form
two groups. One partnership is between Canadians and Americans and
the second is between Mexicans and Americans. While students learn
the skills of peaceful conflict resolution, they will also be learning
French, Spanish, or English.
Practice scenarios of various conflicts will provide the resources
to teach language and peaceful resolution skills. Two additional
scenarios will be the basis for the desktop teleconferencing. Finally,
students will send drawings of conflicts experienced first-hand
to the partners abroad and seek advice
No matter their nationality, children can learn and teach each
other peaceful conflict resolution and stand up for peace.