The Peace Pack is a programme developed in Australia especially for Bahá’í education classes in primary schools. Its individual lessons are derived from the Writings of the Founder of the Bahá’í Faith, Bahá’u’lláh and its broader themes are drawn from a Bahá’í document called ‘The Promise of World Peace’ (1985).
The Peace Pack was developed in the classroom from week to week through a process of planning, action and consultation and refined over thirteen years by many teachers. Consisting of four books and a CD of music, the programme is designed to support teachers who have received some training but who for the most part, are not professional teachers. Thus each lesson contains step by step guidance and resources materials such as stories, art and craft activities, photocopy masters and songs.
Spanning seven years of primary school, this programme has been enjoyed by students and teachers and appreciated by parents. It has fostered in students both a consciousness that all people regardless of ethnicity, religion, gender and colour are members of one human family and an ardent desire to serve humanity.
‘…As students move through the programme they will see themselves as ‘peacemakers’ developing spiritual qualities or virtues…as world citizens as they embrace the concept of the oneness of humankind in all its diversity…and they will feel empowered to play a part…’
Format: Boxed set of four ring-bound books, one CD of songs, and two CDs of lesson plans.