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What Is Peace?

Grades 2 and 3

Social Studies, Language Arts, Art

Lesson Plan Summary

Starting with the Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial quarter, students will define peace and determine how they can contribute to peace in their families, schools, and communities. Students will convey how they imagine a peaceful world.

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National Standards associated with this lesson plan

Language Arts

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

International Reading Association (IRA)

  • Students apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate texts. They draw on their prior experience, their interactions with other readers and writers, their knowledge of word meaning and of other texts, their word identification strategies, and their understanding of textual features (e.g., sound-letter correspondence, sentence structure, context, graphics).
  • Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.
  • Students participate as knowledgeable, reflective, creative, and critical members of a variety of literacy communities.

Social Studies

National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)

  • Culture
  • Time, Continuity, and Change
  • Global Connections
  • Civic Ideals and Practices
Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial quarter image
Perry's Victory
and International Peace
Memorial Quarter

The Department of the Treasury Seal