Peace in our Schools

Chicago Public Schools! Other city students! Plan now to Show Up For Peace by joining the citywide peacebuilding movement in schools in conjunction with the United Nations International Day of Peace (IDP). The IDP falls on a Saturday this year. Student activities will take place on Friday, September 20, 2019, the same day as the Student Observance of the International Day of Peace at the United Nations Headquarters. 

Click here to find out more about how your school can get involved in Peace Day.

Students at all grade levels can engage in peace-themed music, writing, artwork, poetry, drama, sports, environmental projects and so much more. Create your own activity or try one of these: 

Chicago for Peace Campaign

Peace Breathing Exercise

Climate Action for Peace

Build the Peace Pledge

Build the Peace Pledge   (Spanish version)

Peace Crane Project

Empathy Circle Activity

Giant Peace Dove

The 2019 U.N. Peace Day theme is Climate Action for Peace. Check out more resources on the UN’s International Day of Peace page and on the International Day of Peace page. Our summary About Peace Education has ideas for integrating peace education into existing curricula.

Click here to let us know how you observe Peace Day. We want to hear from you!