topic five – peacemaking
to the teacher
Peacemaking is an art much needed in the world today. Although
the family is the smallest unit in society what is learnt there
could have much wider implications. The quotes on worksheet 5 are
answers from teenagers who were asked what family arguments were
Give each pupil worksheet 5 (pages 24-25)
Divide the class into small groups to read what Andrew said about
family arguments and the question with it. Give them time to discuss
this between themselves. When you think they have had sufficient
time, ask them to write their answers individually on the worksheet.
Continue in the same way with the next quotes from Anne and John
with the questions that follow and lastly with Cornelius' opinion.
When they have completed these answers, ask what advice they would
give to someone who is trying to be a peacemaker either between
two enemy countries or warring factions within a country? They could
get examples of such people from the newspapers and write their
ideas in the form of a letter.
Help the class to draw from their own experience and from their
answers to the questions on the worksheet.