Teaching Peace to our youth in their classrooms has never been more important than now in this time of perpetual wars. Our Youth are saturated with violent and militarized entertainment choices now including militarized video games that normalize war and killing and desensitize them to the reality of real violence in the world around them. Teachers who seek to balance this narrative with the stories and histories of those who oppose war and violence  develop the capacity for compassion in their students.

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Image For High School Students: Notes and Images from the Viet Nam War

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For High School Students: Notes and Images from the Viet Nam War

An excellent instructive 45-minute film for high school students and their teachers about the history of the Viet Nam War, composed of photographs from that war, by filmmaker Jill Godmilow.

 

It’s free to stream or download the film by clicking on the link below:.

For High School Students - Notes and Images From the Vietnam War from Jill Godmilow on Vimeo.

"Here's a film for high school students and their teachers about the history of the Viet Nam War, composed of just photographs from that war, narration and, to help us through a damned disheartening story, lots of the Bach Suite for Solo Cello #1 in G. The film is 45 minutes long––perfect for classroom use and repeated screenings by students on their own. It's my response to the flawed Ken Burn/Lynn Novick 18-hour PBS series, The Vietnam War... too long for the classroom and failing in many ways as a useful account of the tragic Viet Nam war. It’s free to stream or download the film from this website, so teachers, help yourselves. I’ve also provided a curriculum, produced by the Zinn Education Project’s Rethinking Schools for teaching this film, and some additional useful writings for understanding the Viet Nam War. I recommend that teachers warn their students that the film is highly critical of the Viet Nam War. Teachers should also warn students in advance that this material can be upsetting. But I believe young adults can, and must, grapple with this grim history and the presence of this war, in order to avoid repeating it."  - Jill Godmilow

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By Tagged in antiwar, ArtAgainstWar, AshleyBryan 183 downloads

Infinite Hope A Black Artist's Journey from World War II to Peace

By Ashley Bryan
Illustrated by Ashley Bryan


From celebrated author and illustrator Ashley Bryan comes a deeply moving picture book memoir about serving in the segregated army during World War II, and how love and the pursuit of art sustained him.

In May of 1942, at the age of eighteen, Ashley Bryan was drafted to fight in World War II. For the next three years, he would face the horrors of war as a black soldier in a segregated army.

He endured the terrible lies white officers told about the black soldiers to isolate them from anyone who showed kindness—including each other. He received worse treatment than even Nazi POWs. He was assigned the grimmest, most horrific tasks, like burying fallen soldiers…but was told to remove the black soldiers first because the media didn’t want them in their newsreels. And he waited and wanted so desperately to go home, watching every white soldier get safe passage back to the United States before black soldiers were even a thought.

For the next forty years, Ashley would keep his time in the war a secret. But now, he tells his story.

The story of the kind people who supported him.
The story of the bright moments that guided him through the dark.
And the story of his passion for art that would save him time and time again.

Filled with never-before-seen artwork and handwritten letters and diary entries, this illuminating and moving memoir by Newbery Honor–winning illustrator Ashley Bryan is both a lesson in history and a testament to hope.

Publisher: ‎ Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books (October 15, 2019)
Language : ‎ English
Hardcover: ‎ 112 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1534404902
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1534404908
Reading age: ‎ 10 years and up
Lexile measure: ‎ 990L
Grade level: ‎ 5 - 6

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By Tagged in antiwar, back-to-school, demilitarization 179 downloads

The Way Between

Everyone loves a good story! In an exciting blend of action, adventure, and fantasy author Rivera Sun boldly takes the genre in a new direction . . . that of waging peace, active nonviolence, and nonviolent movements. Challenging war cultures and military societies, The Way Between brings the skills of resolving conflict, anti-bullying, and ending violence into a coming of age story for a new generation of readers.

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