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"All creation is the family of God, and the person most beloved by God (is the one) who is kind and caring toward His family."
~Prophet Muhammad

IARP teachers' page

Teachers: please visit our the Educational Materials page at our new website !

One day, a teacher was showing art by Iraqi students to a third grade classroom in Minnesota. A boy looked up and asked in a shaky voice, “You mean, there are children in Iraq?”

In response to this innocent, heartwrenching query, the Iraqi & American Reconciliation Project (IARP) has created educational materials for school students, youth and adults.

These lesson plans are part of the Iraqi & American Reconciliation Project (IARP)'s response to this innocent, heart-wrenching query.

Show these PowerPoints and join us in helping the coming generations of Americans to see beyond war into nonviolent means for settling conflict.

Here we have for you Letters for Peace and our service learning project Water for Peace. To facilitate access to our materials, PowerPoints can also be downloaded as slideshows, as explained below. Scripts are available as well.

Click here to learn more about the Iraqi & American Reconciliation Project.

Letters for Peace downloads for teachers

The highlight of the lessons are 5 slideshows for you to choose from depending on the age of your audience, your interest in including art from Iraqi children and awareness of war. If you do not have access to PowerPoint software, we've included a link to download free software to view the files. To facilitate viewing the slides, scripts for powerpoint/slideshow are available. The lessons are augmented with background reading and academic standards these lessons meet in Minnesota.

(right-click a link to save to your computer)

Original Letters for Peace Grades 1-6
Our first response to peace letters from Iraqi students. Shortest version. No references to war.
Download Powerpoint • Download script

Letters for Peace Grades 1-6
Sensitive to students from military families. Has some photos of war.
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Letters for Peace Grades 7-Adult
Sensitive to students from military families. Has some photos of war.
Download Powerpoint • Download script

A Child’s Heart Grades K-3
Includes art from Iraqi children. Limited images of war.
Download Powerpoint • Download script

A Child’s Heart Grades 4-8
Includes art from Iraqi children. Selected images of war.
Download Powerpoint • Download script

Lesson Plans
Grades 1-6
Grades 7-Adult

Articles About Schools in Iraq
Childhood is Dying in Iraq
Synopsis of the Status of Education in Iraq

Academic Standards
A Child's Heart K-Grade 8 — Art
Letters For Peace Grades 1-12 — Language Arts
Letters For Peace Grades 1-12 — Social Studies

Powerpoint slideshow viewer - download here

"Peace between countries
must rest on the solid foundation
of love between individuals."

~Mohandas Gandhi

Water for Peace downloads for teachers

Includes an introductory letter to the water project, a PowerPoint slideshow for grades 1–6 and 7–Adult, scripts for the slideshows, articles on the water problems in Iraq, academic standards this project meets in MN, and a Water for Peace flyer for reproducing for outreach efforts. If you do not have access to PowerPoint software, we've included a link to download free software to view the files.

(right-click a link to save to your computer)

Introductory Letter to Teachers

Water for Peace Grades 1-6
Sensitive to students from military families. Has some photos of war.
Download PowerpointDownload script

Water for Peace Grades 7-Adult
Sensitive to students from military families. Has some photos of war.
Download PowerpointDownload script

Articles about Water Problems in Iraq
Coming Soon. A review of international articles on current water problems in Iraq.

Academic Standards
Water For Peace Grades 1-12

Powerpoint slideshow viewer - download here

Service Learning at MN Dept of Education

Water for Peace Flyer (PDF format)

 

 
 
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