British Columbia Teachers for Peace and Global Education
A Provincial Specialist Association of the BC Teachers' Federation


Teacher Resources
We continually add new resources here so check back often and/or work with us to link to resources that you find helpful. You can also check out the Resource site, Teaching for Peace for other excellent material.
In 2014 The BCTF opened the TEACHBC websitea website and online database for BCTF members to share teaching resources relevant to the BC K-12 curriculum. Teachers are encouraged to help build this resource by uploading teaching materials, lessons, and research. 
You can also download issues of  our journal THE GLOBAL EDUCATOR  from our website. 
Teacher Resources

The most recent edition is available for download here.  For archived issues please visit our Journal Pages .

 We Can Do It! A Peace Book for Kids of All Ages helps parents and teachers create a dialogue with children about their fears of war and their hopes for peace in a manner that is constructive and empowering. Download a pdf of the booklet here
Acting Sustainably, Living Peacefully
This is an excellent resource, a must have, for any teacher serious about teaching for peace and sustainability. It is being developed by the Canadian Teachers' Federation. While still a work in progress, it offers an optimistic view of the potential for change and a strong philosophy of hope and faith in mankind.  Download a pdf of the Resource.

Child Soldiers and the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child. Developed by Arthur Scott Parker.
This is a Social Studies lesson appropriate as written for grade 9, 10 or 11 Social Studies. Over three to four class periods students will use the UN Conventions on the Rights of the Child as a context for examining the tragedy of child soldiering. Using real testimonials from Child Soldiers they will be prompted to write letters to government officials as a way of investigating what Canada is doing to provide assistance and protection for children. Download a pdf of the Resource

Elections Canada - Spark interest in Voting with free resources from Elections Canada! Elementary, high school and ESL teachers can download and/or order tools, activities, resources and historical information from the Elections Canada Website, all for free. Examples include resources such as Choosing our Mascot, a simulation activity kit for Kindergarten to grade 4; Canada at the Polls, a election simulation kit and student council election guide for grade 5 -12; I Can Vote, a user-friendly voting guide for all levels including ESL learners; and A History of the Vote in Canada, a background resource for teachers.  To supplement these resources PAGE BC has made the article, Electoral Reform and Social Justice, by Adriane Carr, available for download here
Games 4 Change.
Is best described from their website which says: "G4C is a non-profit which seeks to harness the extraordinary power of video games to address the most pressing issues of our day, including poverty, education, human rights, global conflict and climate change. G4C acts as a voice for the transformative power of games, bringing together organizations and individuals from the nonprofit sector, government, journalism, academia, industry and the arts, to grow the sector and provide a platform for the exchange of ideas and resources. Through this work, Games for Change promotes new kinds of games that engage contemporary social issues in meaningful ways to foster a more just, equitable and tolerant society." Their site at is well worth taking a look at. 
Parliamentary Debating on War, Violence and Peace.  Developed by Arthur Scott Parker.
This is a Social Studies lesson appropriate as written for grade 9, 10 or 11 Social Studies. This lesson provides a teacher and student friendly introduction to parliamentary debating using bills which are brought to the House which focus on peace, violence and war in our community, country and the world.  Please download a pdf of the Resource.
Peacing it Together documentary and teaching resources available from the Peacing it Together website
Converging on a secluded island off the west coast of Canada, a group of Israeli, Palestinian, and Canadian teenagers participated in a unique peace and filmmaking camp.  Organized by the Peace It Together Society, the three-week experience brought together bitter enemies from across the globe to the forests of British Columbia where they learned to live and co-create in harmony. During the Peace it Together summer program, award-winning filmmakers Erik Paulsson and Nova Ami followed several Israeli and Palestinian youth on their remarkable and inspiring journeys of hope, to produce this powerful and heart-warming documentary.

Through the lens of a camera they created seven short films that reflected their lives, fears, and hopes.

This double-disc set contains these seven short films, as well as Peacing It Together, a 29-minute documentary that follows the students on their remarkable and inspiring journeys. Also included is an hour-and-a-half of additional footage, featuring workshops, discussions and additional interviews. An extensive teacher’s guide is also available for classroom use.

  The Right to Freedom, Produced by Liana Yip, Intern for Amnesty International Canada
"The Right to Freedom" is a teaching resource on issues of arbitrary arrest, exhile, disappearances, and the right to a fair trial.  For more background information refer to the Amnesty International Canada website at You can download a free pdf of the resource from this link.
What Would Gandhi Do? Simple Solutions for Global Problems by Pummy Kaur
"...the global issues that exist today were neither created overnight, nor by some government, nor by some corporation, nor by some magical source; they were created by the likes of you and me, one drop at a time. It will take you and me to resolve them ..." For more information go to

Please check back for updates to this site.  We'd be happy to hear from you regarding your ideas for resources to post here. Please submit your ideas to any member of the PAGE executive or via our contact form on this website.