This Video provides an overview of the PeaceJam Juniors Program and documents one school’s experience with this award-winning curriculum.
PeaceJam Juniors is a standards-based elementary curriculum that explores the childhood stories of 12 Nobel Peace Laureates and the ways they overcome problems in their communities. Students study the personal experiences of these amazing world leaders and then engage in service-learning activities that address local needs. As a result, children gain academic skills in the areas of reading, writing, history, civics, and geography. They also develop personal and social skills including problem-solving, conflict resolution, and leadership. PeaceJam Juniors can be implemented as stand alone curricular units or as a complement to existing curricula and aligns with best practices in the fields of service-learning, conflict resolution, and character education.