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Birthday Timeline
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Birthday Timeline

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In this activity, students experience what it is like to interact without ...

In this activity, students experience what it is like to interact without words in order to understand the complexity of communication.

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Health
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United States Institute of Peace
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07/18/2017
Breaking the Code
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Breaking the Code

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In this activity, students explore the dynamics of keeping people on the ...

In this activity, students explore the dynamics of keeping people on the outside, which often occurs through the use of subtle gestures, and can lead to feelings of isolation and alienation.

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Health
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Activity/Lab
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United States Institute of Peace
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07/18/2017
The Case of "Palmyra"
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The Case of "Palmyra"

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This simulation focuses on a conflict in the territory of "Palmyra" in ...

This simulation focuses on a conflict in the territory of "Palmyra" in the fictional country of "Siwa." The aim of the simulation is to demonstrate for the participants some of the challenges facing peacemakers in their efforts to resolve violent international conflicts.

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Social Studies
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Activity/Lab
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United States Institute of Peace
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07/18/2017
Communicating to Understand Using Drawings
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Communicating to Understand Using Drawings

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This exercise is designed to illustrate the necessity of clear and open ...

This exercise is designed to illustrate the necessity of clear and open communication. After each drawing exercise, the participants will begin to realize that open lines of communication produce a better understanding of differing perspectives and lead to a better chance of managing a conflict.

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Health
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Lesson Plan
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United States Institute of Peace
Date Added:
07/18/2017
Controlling the Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons: Study Guide for Teachers and Students
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Controlling the Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons: Study Guide for Teachers and Students

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In this unit, students increase their understanding of the prevalence and spread ...

In this unit, students increase their understanding of the prevalence and spread of nuclear weapons and learn about the historic and contemporary measures to control nuclear proliferation.

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Social Studies
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Lesson Plan
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United States Institute of Peace
Date Added:
07/18/2017
Cross the Line
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Cross the Line

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This lesson allows students to explore the concept of competition versus collaboration ...

This lesson allows students to explore the concept of competition versus collaboration and to begin to understand that conflicts are easier to manage when the people in conflict work together, trust one another, and strive to maintain their relationship. This is true in interpersonal conflicts, but also in inter-group and international conflicts.

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Health
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Lesson Plan
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United States Institute of Peace
Date Added:
07/18/2017
Discussion Guide to "Witnesses to Peacebuilding"
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Discussion Guide to "Witnesses to Peacebuilding"

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The Global Peacebuilding Center at the U.S. Institute of Peace is pleased ...

The Global Peacebuilding Center at the U.S. Institute of Peace is pleased to provide educators with this Discussion Guide to the Global Peacebuilding Center’s multimedia exhibit, “Witnesses to Peacebuilding.” This series of six short video pieces tells powerful individual stories of various peacebuilders from around the world. The accompanying Discussion Guide provides educators with questions to guide a post-screening conversation with your students about key peacebuilding themes and activities.

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Social Studies
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Activity/Lab
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United States Institute of Peace
Date Added:
07/18/2017
Lesson 3.3: Organizations Working for Peace
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Lesson 3.3: Organizations Working for Peace

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In this lesson, students will explore the history, growth, and activities of ...

In this lesson, students will explore the history, growth, and activities of a variety of organizations dedicated to promoting peacebuilding, as well as consider the potential for all types of organizations to play a positive role in peacebuilding.

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Social Studies
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Lesson Plan
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United States Institute of Peace
Date Added:
07/18/2017
Natural Resources, Conflict, and Conflict Resolution
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Natural Resources, Conflict, and Conflict Resolution

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This study guide is designed to serve independent learners who want to ...

This study guide is designed to serve independent learners who want to find out more about international conflict and its resolution, as well as educators who want to introduce the topic to their students. The main text discusses natural resources and related issues that play significant roles in managing conflicts and building international peace.

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Social Studies
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United States Institute of Peace
Date Added:
07/18/2017
Paper Folding Activity
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Paper Folding Activity

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In this activity, students understand the importance of viewing a situation from ...

In this activity, students understand the importance of viewing a situation from multiple perspectives and consider how understanding multiple perspectives relates to managing conflicts.

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Health
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Activity/Lab
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United States Institute of Peace
Date Added:
07/18/2017
Practicing Conflict Analysis
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Practicing Conflict Analysis

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This activity gives students the opportunity to practice analyzing conflicts. Analyzing conflicts ...

This activity gives students the opportunity to practice analyzing conflicts. Analyzing conflicts enables us to manage them more knowledgably and accurately. Conflict analysis can be used to understand all types of conflicts—between individuals, communities, and countries.

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Health
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Activity/Lab
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United States Institute of Peace
Date Added:
07/18/2017
Responding to Conflict: Negotiation - Identifying Wants and Needs
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Responding to Conflict: Negotiation - Identifying Wants and Needs

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In this lesson, students will learn basic negotiation methods by exploring the ...

In this lesson, students will learn basic negotiation methods by exploring the difference between positions (what people want) and interests (what people need). Looking to parties’ interests instead of their positions can make it possible to find a solution.

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Health
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Activity/Lab
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United States Institute of Peace
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07/18/2017
Responding to Conflict: Negotiation Role-play
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Responding to Conflict: Negotiation Role-play

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This lesson allows students to practice all of the skills introduced in ...

This lesson allows students to practice all of the skills introduced in the toolkit thus far: conflict analysis, conflict styles, active listening, building relationships/trust, identifying wants and needs, and using creative problem solving in one exercise. The scenario is set in Kosovo to get students to think about how these skills can beused in conflicts that range from personal to international settings. However, the conflict could occur anywhere. If you feel that providing background on Kosovo will prove too difficult or time-consuming, you can change the setting to something more familiar to students.

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Health
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
United States Institute of Peace
Date Added:
07/18/2017
Simulation on The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
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Simulation on The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

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This simulation focuses on a U.S-led effort to bring together many elements ...

This simulation focuses on a U.S-led effort to bring together many elements of both Israeli and Palestinian society to hold discussions about the needs and interests of both sides before entering into formal negotiations. The simulation provides an opportunity to view this longstanding conflict from the perspectives of those immediately impacted by it: in particular, the communities of ordinary Israelis and Palestinians who have yet to see much benefit in their own lives from the peace process.

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Social Studies
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
United States Institute of Peace
Date Added:
07/18/2017