Peace Entrepreneurship: Working with Students at Sandy Spring Friends School

By: David J. Smith, May 15, 2017 This past week Saturday (5/13) I was at the Youth Peace Conference at Sandy Spring Friends School in Sandy Spring, MD.   The conference brought together students from the school and neighboring schools to focus on the “Intersectionality of ‘Isms.’”   It was my first time presenting at theContinue reading “Peace Entrepreneurship: Working with Students at Sandy Spring Friends School”

Return to State College Friends School, State College, PA, 4/28: Letting Youth Define Peace

By: David J. Smith, April 28, 2017 I was pleased to  return to State College Friends School to work with about twenty 6th, 7th, and 8th graders today. This was my second visit, having visited in March 2016. In considering notions of peace with younger students, I have started to take a more elicitive approach.   PeaceContinue reading “Return to State College Friends School, State College, PA, 4/28: Letting Youth Define Peace”

A New Peace Sign Activity: Working with 5th Graders

By: David J. Smith, March 26, 2016 While at the U.S. Institute of Peace, I often worked with middle school students. Working with this age group can be very rewarding, but also at times challenging.   Developing an activity that is engaging for them, as well as meaningful from a learning standpoint can be frustrating.Continue reading “A New Peace Sign Activity: Working with 5th Graders”