Teach Peace :
Biographical lessons have been prepared for each of the twenty-four American Nobel Peace Prize Laureates to show the many ways people can contribute to a more peaceful world and to inspire future peacemakers. The emphasis is on what these people and groups did to gain worldwide acclaim for their efforts to bring about a more peaceful world.
The links on this Webpage are to files containing an introduction to the lesson plans for teachers, an introduction to the Nobel Peace Prize, lessons about each of the 24 American winners, and a file for assessment of the activities.
A contribution of $5 is requested for each lesson plan downloaded to help us maintain and update the lesson plans. $24 is requested for the complete lesson plans for all 24 American Laureates. Click here to contribute.
The High School lessons were created for the project by Nancy Newman, Jerry Ragan, and Jessica Tuerk. The complete package (1.9MB) can be downloaded by clicking here.
The Middle School lessons were created for the project by Nancy Newman, David Mandelblatt, and Laura Slemp. The complete package (903KB) can be downloaded by clicking here.
The Elementry School lessons were created for the project by Nancy Newman, Laura Slemp, and Pat Anderson. The complete package (1.8MB) can be downloaded by clicking here.
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Individual files can be obtained on the Webpage for each Laureate.
Each lesson contains the following:
I. Biographical Essay about the Nobel Laureate
II. Suggested Classroom Activities
b. Discussion Questions (Levels 1, 2, 3)
e. Technology Option
Click on the file names to obtain the:
• Introduction for the teacher - ( 4KB )
• Introduction to the Peace Prize - ( 10KB )
• Assessment Activities - ( 22KB )
• Introduction to elementary lesson plans - ( 44KB )
Click on the Nobel Laureate’s name to go to their Webpage, or to download a “.pdf” lesson file. [Requires Acrobat Reader, available free here.]
Laureate Biographies and Study Materials
• Barak Obama, President of the United States—2009
• Al Gore, former Vice President of the United States—2007
• Jimmy Carter, former President of the United States—2002
• International Campaign to Ban Landmines—1997
• Jody Williams, activist—1997
• Elie Wiesel, author of works on the Holocaust—1986
• International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War—1985
• Henry Kissinger, U. S. Secretary of State—1973
• Norman Borlaug, plant biologist—1970
• Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Minister and advocate of non-violence—1964
• Linus Pauling, chemist and opponent of nuclear weapons testing—1962
• George Marshall, Secretary of State—1953
• Ralph Bunche, United Nations diplomat—1950
• American Friends Service Committee —1947
• John Mott, peace activist—1946
• Emily Balch, peace activist—1946
• Cordell Hull, Secretary of State—1945
• Nicholas Murray Butler, President of Columbia University—1931
• Jane Addams, social worker—1931
• Frank Kellogg, Secretary of State—1929
• Charles Dawes, Banker and later Vice-President of the United States—1925
• Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States—1919
• Elihu Root, Diplomat and former U. S. Secretary of State—1912
• Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States—1906