Sunday, 27 July 2014

"Establishing lasting peace is the work of education"

"Establishing lasting peace
 is the work of education"
 Maria Montessori

In this hard time for peace I suggest some activities to talk about love and tolerance.
Listening
Listen to the following songs about peace:
"Playing for change" songs bring together musicians from around the world to talk about peace and to fight war.

Gimme Shelter - Playing For Change 


Love Is All - Playing For Change

Imagine - Playing for Change 

War/No More Trouble - Playing for Change

A Better Place | Playing For Change
In the above video there are not subtitles. Can you understand what they are saying? 
Write down all the words or sentences you can catch.

Some other classics

One love - Bob Marley

John Lennon - Give peace a chance

U2 - Peace on Earth

Writing
Answer the following questions:
  • What do you think about war?
  • How do you think conflicts should be solved?
  • Do you know anyone who has fought in a war?
  • What war has your country fought in the recent past? What do you know about that?
  • Do you think that war always solves problems?
  • Which is the best way of achieving peace in your opinion?
  • Conflicts are around us everyday (in our family, school, etc.). How do you respond to conflicts?
  • Do you know any important people who promoted peace and non-violence?

Now have a look at the following diagram I made for you. Are there any other words that you would use to define "war" and "peace"? Use them to compose some sentences.


Speaking
Form two groups of students: one group is in favour of force and war to resolve conflicts, the other is in favour of peace and diplomacy. You are on a TV talk show, make a debate!


Reading
  “If we don’t end war, war will end us.”
HG Wells


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