What is a Peace Trunk?
A Peace Trunk is a circulating collection of children's literature, teacher's manuals, and activities that help children explore peacemaking and conflict management.
There are three Peace Trunks. One is designed for children in grades K-3; one for children in grades 4-7; and one for high school. The Center for Peace and Justice at George Fox University created the Peace Trunks with a grant from the Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends (Quakers). Additions and improvements were later funded by friends and relatives of Miguel Dyck
Each trunk includes:
- 20 or more volumes of age-appropriate children's stories about peace and/or conflict management
- Six to 10 manuals for adult leaders of children's educational programs
- A selection of age-appropriate activity resources, including games, simulations, music, and projects
What can I do with a Peace Trunk?
- Let students read stories and books independently
- Lead games and activities exploring conflict and how to resolve it
- Start a peer mediation program for a school or camp
- Provide the trunks as resources for student projects
- Use the trunks in units on a country, region, or historical period
Who can borrow a Peace Trunk?
Any adult leader of a camp, class, Sunday school, or educational program for kids.
Send an e-mail to the CPJ director, Clint Baldwin.