Arkansas Peace Week offers great youth resources for schools and youth programs.
Peace week began these programs in 2017 when Pax Christi Little Rock (PCLR) worked with school counselor Mildred Calhoun to develop a peace curriculum for Little Rock’s Rockefeller Elementary. The following year we worked with Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) and Little Rock School District to expand these non-violence lesson plans and resources for elementary age students. In 2021 over 15,000 students participated from Little Rock School District, Pulaski County Special School District, and many private schools.
Today schools and students from all over the state participated in Peace Week. In our first year of the Peace Week Art Contest and Peace Week Essay Contest we had over 500 entries from all over the state: from Bella Vista to McGehee and Blytheville to Eldorado.
In 2022 we seek to continue offering the programs all over the state.
Here is a summary of programs resources available:
- Peace Week Pledge of Non Violence
- Peace Week Ideas for your School – 2022
- Peace Week Curriculum Ideas 2022
- Peace Week Lesson Plans 2022
- Peace Week- Student Activities-2022
- Volunteer with Little Rock School District during Peace Week
- Pledge of Nonviolence Lesson Plans
- Peace Week Coloring and Work Sheets
- Online Film: Woodruff: A lesson of non-violence
- Reveille Isgrig from MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History reads “The General” by Jane Charters
- THV11’s Craig O’Neill reads children’s books for Peace Week