International School Peace Gardens (ISPG) - Teacher Resources

This web page provides a number of resources designed to assist teachers in the development of a School Peace Garden in their school.

In 1994, several teachers at West Humber Collegiate Institute in Etobicoke Ontario, Canada prepared a selection of lesson plans that can be used in association with the International School Peace Gardens program.

We invite other schools to forward copies of their Peace Garden lesson plans to IHTEC so that we can share them on this web site.

Follow this link to the West Humber lesson plans originally prepared in 1994 and updated in 2004.  Please note that some of the IHTEC contact information on Page 2 of this document is now out of date - refer to the contacts information section of this web site for current information.

Our Getting Started document provides a sample guideline for teachers who wish to start a Peace Garden at their school.

Our Benefits document outlines a number of areas where Peace Gardens have been proven to improve schools and their communities.

The Dedication document provides an overview of items you may wish to include in the dedication of your School Peace Garden. 
With sufficient advance notice, we can provide your school with a dated International School Peace Gardens dedication certificate signed by IHTEC founding president Julia Morton-Marr.  The link shows a copy of the certificate presented to Port Elliot Primary School in South Australia in November of 2010.  (Note:  Julia had visited the school in October of 2010, and she joined the school via a Skype link one month later for the official dedication ceremony.)
The Success Stories document outlines some of the positive experiences of Peace Garden schools around the world.

This document provides an overview of how we conduct on-line workshops.

'Project Pono' at the University Laboratory School in Honolulu Hawaii is a world leader in the application of the School Peace Gardens concept.  The slide show in this document integrates many facets of ISPG, including a Peace Path connecting multiple Peace Gardens on the campus of this 'Lighthouse School'.
Julia Morton-Marr, co-founder of IHTEC, shares her vision and educational programs for a more peaceful and sustainable world.  Video courtesy Ceeds of Life, recorded September 18, 2010.

St. Agnes Catholic School in Chatham Ontario was one of the first great success stories for ISPG.  Click on the link to view an early video from this 'Lighthouse School'.

IHTEC founding president Julia Morton-Marr prepared a paper titled 'Education Through Tourism as a Culture of Peace' for the 5th IIPT African Conference in Lusaka Zambia in May 2011.  Julia is honoured to have attended and prepared submissions to previous conferences sponsored by IIPT (International Institute for Peace Through Tourism) .

View a 'Project Pono' presentation by Miki Tomita at the Richardson Law School Tedx event at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, April 23, 2011.
See how the elementary students at the University Laboratory School in Honolulu have transformed part of their Peace Garden into a Learning Landscape.
On December 17, 2012 IHTEC founding President Julia Morton-Marr was interviewed by Dr. Michael Ellis, Founder and President of the Global Peace Centre based in Melbourne Australia.  Click on the link to the left to play/download this interview.  (There is some static on the Melbourne end of the link during the first part of the recording.)  Running time:  54 minutes

Julia Morton-Marr was invited by John Southworth to talk to Maya Soetoro-Ng's class at the La Pietra Hawaii School for Girls, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA on June 7, 2007. This Youtube video captures the girls replanting an area of land that honours the earth, as their parting gift from Maya.
Download a copy of the International School Peace Gardens brochure.

On September 21, 2016 the Registry of World Citizens in Canada presented IHTEC founding President Julia Morton-Marr with the World Citizenship in Action award.

Julia's acceptance speech included a partial list of the many ways schools and other organizations have applied the concept of School Peace Gardens and other IHTEC projects.  See the Making Peace Visible list in Part 4 of the speech.

Click the appropriate link for English and Spanish versions of the speech.