Peace Education Curriculum Resources

1.     Peaceful Schools International

This is a Canadian non-profit, charitable organization founded in 2001.

PSI’s vision is to create a global network of peaceful schools.

PSI’s mission is to provide support and recognition to schools that have declared a commitment to creating and maintaining a culture of peace.

2.     Peace One Day

Peace One Day Education aims to inspire young people to become the driving force behind the vision of a united and sustainable world by advancing active learning in the areas of conflict resolution, global citizenship and human rights – using Peace Day 21 September as a focus. They have several initiatives to help educators across the world teach their students about Peace Day and to involve young people in activities on the day. These include free online education resources (accessed by thousands of educators in almost every country), the Schools’ Network and a number of other projects.

3.     Coleman McCarthy Centre for Teaching Peace

The Class of Nonviolence is an eight session class developed by Colman McCarthy, founder of the Center for Teaching Peace in Washington, D.C. It uses classics in peace and justice literature to teach peacemaking. This course can change your life and you can change the world. The entire eight-session / 48 essay class can be downloaded as a PDF file – it’s free! Colman McCarthy: The Importance Of Teaching Peace 5 minute video

 4.     The Global Compassion Movement

The Compassion Project is an organization created by high school students. The project began as a way to promote kindness and to spread compassion throughout the community.

 5.     Metta Centre for Nonviolence

6.     WeDay

 7.     YMCA Peace Week

Taking place in YMCAs across Canada, YMCA Peace Week is an opportunity to join people of all ages in activities focused on exploring peace from a local and global perspective.

Free Activity Guides:

8.     The International Education and Resource Network.

EARN is the world largest and longest-running k-12 global learning network. iEARN is a non-profit global telecommunications community of over one million students and teachers in over 20,000 primary and secondary schools and youth organizations in over 120 countries. iEARN enables students and teachers worldwide to undertake projects designed to make a meaningful contribution to the health and welfare of the planet and its people. Through their educational projects, young people develop the skills needed for the 21st century. iEARN has helped to facilitate and support projects to this end since 1988.


The Golden Rule, known also as the Ethic of Reciprocity, is arguably the most consistent, most prevalent and most universal ethical principle in history. Many regard it as the most concise and general principle of ethics. Valuable curriculum is resources are provided on this site.