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Teaching Guide: The Road to Peace (Local and Global Transitional Justice)

Date: January 1, 2008
Document: Teaching Guide: The Road to Peace
Country: United States of America
Type: Educational Resource
Issues: Transitional Justice

This teaching guide contains ten lesson plans on conflict resolution and restoration of justice in the aftermath of war. The Road to Peace teaches about justice on a local and international scale, asking students to make connections between instances of justice and injustice in their own lives, and in situations where justice has been or is being threatened in other countries.

The Road to Peace provides educators with creative, thought-provoking and innovative lessons plans that help students explore these topics. Here are a few examples of what can be found inside the teaching guide:

  • Lessons on the root causes of war and conflict
  • An overview of human rights and different transitional justice mechanisms
  • Mock war crimes tribunal and mock truth commission role plays
  • In-depth country case studies
  • Individual case studies on human rights abuses
  • Investigative tools to study the need for transitional justice in the U.S.
  • Skill-building resources on how to apply reconciliation on a local level
  • Conflict resolution and peer mediation exercises
  • A transitional justice glossary
  • Resources for further study and action on peace and justice