In addition to continuing our look at the world of fish and our exploration of the Arctic, January brings us one of our favorite research opportunities: Peacemakers from Around the World. This project is offered to our parent community as a combined exercise with their child to find an individual that has made a significant contribution towards achieving world peace. The information gathered will be brought to school, and as each child shares their research, we will be learning about 18 (in each classroom) remarkable and inspiring individuals. All the work will be combined to create a classroom booklet for our library!
I think that this is a powerful message for these young minds to see—that it is not only possible, but very true, that a single individual can effectively change the course of history. We hope in this way to inspire all the future Peacemakers among us to insure a world of lasting peace.