The Road to Peace

TitleThe Road to Peace
Publication TypeBook
Subtitle / Series TitleA Teaching Guide on Local and Global Transitional Justice
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsFarell, E, Seipp, K, Beebe, C, Chutich, M, Park, R, Phillips, R, Prestholdt, J, Sirleaf, A, Theisen, A, Young, L
Number of Pages229 pp.
PublisherThe Advocates for Human Rights
ISBN Number0-929293-54-1
Accession Number1291

The Advocates for Human Rights is pleased to announce the release of its new curriculum, The Road to Peace: A Teaching Guide on Local and Global Transitional Justice. Using the expertise of The Advocates' human rights monitoring teams who carried out work in Peru and Sierra Leone, their Education Program has created this teaching guide to introduce students to the concept of transitional justice. Priscilla Haynor, Executive Director of the International Center for Transitional Justice, called The Road to Peace "an accessible, informative teaching tool, and important contribution to the field of transitional justice."The teaching guide contains ten lesson plans on conflict resolution and restoration of justice in the aftermath of war, emphasizing the processes that countries coming out of conflict undertake to seek resolution, address past human rights abuses, reform their societies, and heal from violence. It challenges students to apply these methodologies to transform conflict in their own lives and stop the cycle of violence. 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 justiceThe authors hope this teaching guide will inspire and empower students to promote peace and justice in their own communities and around the world. Appropriate for 9th grade through adult learners. The teaching guide can be downloaded in .pdf-format from the link given below.

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