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Best Websites: Peace Studies

K-12 & Adult Peace Education

Beyond Peace Education Essay
This site calls itself a “free knowledge base on more constructive approaches to destructive conflict.” The “Peace Education Essay” provided includes many references to useful articles on peace education. Also provided are links to student conflict research tools, exercises and simulations, case studies, and online courses. [College & Adult]

Beyond Intractability: Teaching Materials
CRInfo stands for "conflict resolution information source." It is a free service, funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Along with links to over 20,000 Web, print, and organizational resources, as well as event listings and other conflict resolution-related resources, the site offers educational tools and collections of teaching materials. [K-12, College, Adult]

Conflict Resolution Education Connection
This site provides a wide array of available materials that support conflict resolution education or CRE. The site is arranged into broad areas based on the primary users of that material. One of the broad areas is “Teachers and Trainers.” Materials and information on subjects such as anti bias education, bullying prevention, dialogue programs, expressive arts programs, negotiation skills, peer mediation, restorative practices and violence prevention can be found there. [Grade 3 – Adult, College]

Peace Education Foundation
The Peace Education Foundation is a leader in the field of conflict resolution curricula and training. Their mission is to educate children and adults in the dynamics of conflict and promote skills of peacemaking in our homes, schools, community, the nation, and the world. [K-12 & Adult, College]

Peace First
Inspired by Dr. Francelia Butler, a professor of children’s literature, originally as a one-day festival uniting hundreds of children to share their visions and plans for peace, it was brought to Harvard University in 1992 and developed more fully. Today, Peace First works to teach young people the skills of courage, compassion, and collaborative leadership in order to unleash their moral imagination. By investing in those ideas, they can be helped to address some of the most challenging issues in their communities.[K-8]

Peace Learning Center
Located in Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Indiana and conceived in February 1997, the Peace Learning Center demonstrates what can be accomplished through community collaboration with its mission of being a proactive force for transformation and positive change in the community through holistic peace education initiatives that enhance respect for self, others, and the environment. [K-12 & Adult, College]

Peace Studies Section of the International Studies Association
The aim of the Peace Studies Section of the International Studies Association (PSS/ISA) is to seek a better understanding of the causes of war and violence and of the conditions of peace in the international system. Thus the Peace Studies Section links scholars of various disciplines and methodologies, develops, encourages, and disseminates research, and facilitates research-based teaching in peace and conflict studies. [College]

A web project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, provides: daily news about groups and individuals working for tolerance and fighting hate; guidebooks for adult and youth activists; practical resources for parents and teachers; and entertaining and educational games for young children.
[Middle School – High School]

United States Institute of Peace
Established in 1984, the United States Institute of Peace is an independent, nonpartisan federal institution created by Congress to promote the prevention, management, and peaceful resolution of international conflicts. It does this with programs, including research grants, fellowships, professional training, education programs from high school through graduate school, conferences and workshops, library services, and publications. [College, Adult]

Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies
The Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies is a consortium of public and private institutions of higher learning in Wisconsin dedicated to encouraging and legitimizing teaching and research on the roots of violence, national and global security issues (including ecological security) and on all factors necessary for a just global peace. [College, Adult]


Last Updated 4/27/2020