The Peaceable Kingdom
Lessons For All Ages To Assist In Exploring The Friends Peace Testimony
EDITED AND UPDATED BY CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE AT YEARLY MEETING GROUP
A new curriculum exploring the peace testimony and adapted from “Blessed are the Peacemakers,” an older Philadelphia Yearly Meeting curriculum. This packet includes activities for teachers in First-day schools to use in creating lessons about peace for children, as well as for intergenerational gatherings. The activities are planned to begin with the inward search for peace, to envision peace in the home and community, and to explore peacemaking in the world.
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting 2003 35 PP. Looseleaf
Content: Defines peace and Friends’ peace testimony, explores ways to develop the peace testimony and peace making skills; introduces concepts of world peace using the Edward Hicks picture, “Peaceable Kingdom”.
Age Range: Ages 5 – 18 years and adults.
Preparation Time: 30 minutes to assemble materials and practice making the crafts.
Number of Lessons: There are three units with multiple activities in each unit.
Activities: These include cooking, making tee shirts and banners, games discussions, singing, service projects, role playing, writing, and crafts.
Supplies/Equipment: A Bible, craft supplies, kitchen, globe, miscellaneous items for games, the Edward Hicks picture “Peaceable Kingdom (a photocopy is included in the curriculum.)