What does it mean to teach peace and justice?

To us it means building a child’s self-esteem and sense of their place in the world through print and audio-visual experiences. For the youngest students it means understanding the concepts of friendship, compassion and forgiveness. It means practicing kindness to animals and participating in outreach efforts to the poor and the homeless in our own communities. For the middle grades it includes working through conflicts, making choices to use nonviolence, expanding one’s vocabulary to express emotions and identifying character traits and how to make them part of daily life. Using books to create meaningful discussions in and out of the classroom is our path to teaching peace and justice. Please join us on the journey!

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