From the International Day of Peace website (which has a ton of resources):
The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace.
I have to admit that part of me is feeling a bit cynical about this, which is why I haven’t blogged about it before. But, if done well, it could be an opportunity to explore the definition of peace – is it the absence of conflict and violence, or is it the presence of justice?
I’m adding this post to “BEST” LISTS OF THE WEEK: HOLIDAYS, ANNIVERSARIES & SPECIAL DAYS.
Here are additional resources:
Peacemakers and peace-breakers is a lesson on the topic and day for English Language Learners.
International Day Of Peace Resources is from The National Education Association.
International Day of Peace activities from Read Write Think.