Hands Out for World Peace

Hands Out for World Peace lesson plan

Focus on international harmony and world organizations working toward peaceful relations between nations.

  • 1.

    Look up terms such as peace and harmony in dictionaries and other resources. Compare and contrast these meanings as they apply to world peace. Find information about international organizations that work to promote peaceful relations between world nations.

  • 2.

    As a group, list ways you can work toward international harmony. Think on both local and global levels. Be sure to include what you do already to promote peace, such as host exchange students, exchange letters with e-pals, or participate in peace-seeking organizations.

  • 3.

    On a large paper or posterboard, draw a globe with Crayola® Colored Pencils. With a partner, trace your hands in a pattern of friendship around the globe.

  • 4.

    If you like, write what you can do, or are doing, to promote world peace on each of your hands.

  • 5.

    Color your hands with Crayola Multicultural Crayons. Add a message to your poster and color the earth with Crayola Crayons and Colored Pencils.


  • Students research the meaning of the term world peace and find out what organizations, governments, and individuals are doing to promote international harmony.
  • Students discuss ideas about what they can do to promote world peace.
  • Children work in pairs to create mini-posters that illustrates their understanding of peace.


  • Start a campaign for peace. Use your list of ways to promote peace. Make a plan and carry it out. Discuss the results.
  • Research global peace to find which countries struggle with peace issues such as religious wars, gender issues, racism, and government disapproval. Choose one country and present its status to the class. More advanced students devise a peace plan.
  • Get to know people from around the globe. Locate students in another part of the world with whom you can correspond. Interview exchange students or recent immigrants. Find out about your family's heritage and history.