Peace Day Lesson Plans
and Activities for September 21

Peace Day Lesson Plans and Activities for Teachers September 21

Teaching Resources and Fun Activities for Peace Day

Peace Day September 21 Elementary School Students




blue bullet point Peace Day Activities and Lesson Plans for Elementary School Teachers Welcome my Peace Day Lesson Plans web page for teachers.

blue bullet point The International Day of Peace, also known as World Peace Day, is celebrated on September 21. This day is dedicated to peace, or specifically to the absence of war. It is observed by many nations, political groups, and military groups.

blue bullet point The first year this holiday was celebrated was 1981. To recognize the beginning of this day, the "Peace Bell" is rung at UN Headquarters. The bell is cast from coins donated by children from all continents.

blue bullet point On this Peace Day lesson plans page, you will find teaching resources for creative writing that include poems, group projects, stationery sets, and decorations for your elementary classroom bulletin board displays.


World Peace Day September 21 blue bullet point NOTE: Since many teachers use PEACE as a theme at other times of the year, each set below contains two sets of teaching resources.

blue bullet point The first set contains the words "Peace Day" and "September 21" printed on them.

blue bullet point The second set is a generic set that just contains "Peace" printed on the worksheets, templates, and banners. This set of teaching resources is designed to be used anytime during the school year.



Peace Day Poems:
Acrostic Poems Written Inside Globe Templates

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There are two sets of teaching resources in these poetry lesson plans:

  1. The first set contains the words "Peace Day" and the date "September 21" on the templates and banner. The banner above is an example from this set.
  2. The second set is a generic peace teaching resource that can be used any time of the year. The banner below is an example from this set.

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Peace Day Poem Lesson Plans for Elementary School Teachers

Above: Peace Day Lesson Plans Acrostic Poem Example

Peace Poem Teaching Resources for Elementary School Students

Above: Version #2 Generic Peace Acrostic Poem Example


Peace Poetry Lesson Plans for September 21 Peace Day blue bullet point Peace Day Lesson Plans: Peace Day is celebrated around the world on September 21. This day is a perfect opportunity to have your students write a poem that contains a theme about world peace.

blue bullet point This is a P.E.A.C.E. Day acrostic poem creative writing assignment that is set inside a globe template. Students lightly color the background of the continents and oceans in their globes, and then use a dark pen to write their acrostic poems on the lines.

blue bullet point After students have cut out the globe templates along the thick borders, they will have unique globe shaped poetry projects.

blue bullet point These Peace Day globes will make a colorful bulletin board display in your classroom that will highlight this important date which is recognized around the world.

World Peace Day September 21 Lesson Plans and Activities for Elementary School Students blue bullet point This set of Peace Day lesson plans includes:

  • first draft printable worksheets
  • black and white globe templates and printable worksheets
  • globe templates and printable worksheets in 6 different colors
  • matching 5 page bulletin board display banner
  • 6 globe bulletin board accent pieces

blue bullet point Everything that you need to complete this Peace Day poetry assignment with your students is included in this set of teaching resources. All that you will need is scissors, coloring pencils, and pens.

blue bullet point For creative writing assignments, I believe that it is important for students to go through the steps of the writing process.

blue bullet point For this reason, my students never begin writing their peace poems on their final draft globe templates, instead they write on first draft worksheets. Then, students edit and revise their poems on their own, with a partner, or in individual writing conferences with me.


Below are examples of the first draft worksheets
that are included in this set of Peace Day lesson plans.

Peace Day Acrostic Poem First Draft Printable Worksheet

Above: Peace Day Lesson Plans First Draft Worksheet


Peace Poem First Draft Printable Worksheet

Above: Version #2 Peace Poem First Draft Worksheet


Peace Day Lesson Plans, Activities, and Ideas for Teachers and Students blue bullet point After students have edited and revised the first drafts of their poems, you should give them their final draft globe templates.

blue bullet point The Peace Day globe template measures 9 inches in length and 7 inches in width.

blue bullet point For their final drafts, students lightly color the continents and oceans using color pencils. Then, using a dark ink pen, students write their Peace Day poems on the lines.

blue bullet point These globe templates have thick border lines, so it is easy for students to cut out their globe poetry templates themselves.

blue bullet pointBy using these unique globe templates, you will be able to create a dynamic poetry bulletin board display that highlights Peace Day in your classroom.


Peace Day Poetry and Poem Templates and Worksheets

Peace Day Lesson Plans: Final Draft Globe Template

Peace Poetry and Poem Printable Worksheets and Templates

Version #2: Final Draft Globe Template


Peace Day Acrostic Poems and Poetry Templates and Worksheets blue bullet point As I am introducing this poetry assignment to my students, I like to begin by sharing my Peace Day poem with my students.

blue bullet point At the front of my classroom, I display an example of what the final draft globe templates look like.

blue bullet point I have found that when I give my students fun templates to write on, they tend to use their best effort, and they are more careful to not make careless errors.


This set of Peace Day lesson plans includes 6 different colors of globe templates.
Below are examples of the rainbow globe templates.

Peace Day Poems Lesson Plans and Poetry Activities

Left: Peace Day Lesson Plans Rainbow Globe Template
Right: Peace Rainbow Globe Template


International Peace Day September 21 Lesson Plans and Activities

Left: Peace Day Lesson Plans Red Globe Template
Right: Peace Red Globe Template


blue bullet point Besides the rainbow and red templates shown above, there are yellow, orange, green, and blue globe templates in this set of Peace Day lesson plans.

World Peace Day Lesson Plans and Activities September 21

Above: Yellow, Orange, Blue, and Green Globe Templates
(The generic Peace color templates are also included in this
set of teaching resources, but they are not shown on this page.)


blue bullet point You can choose to print out multiple copies of the colorful globe templates and give them to your students to write their poems on instead of the black and white globe templates.

blue bullet point If you choose to use the color globe templates with your students, your finished classroom bulletin board display of your students' Peace Day poems will be a bright array of rainbow colors.

Peace Bulletin Board Display Teaching Resources and Ideas blue bullet point This set of Peace Day lesson plans includes two bulletin board display banners. Visual examples of these banners are found at at the beginning of the description for this set of teaching resources.

blue bullet point If you have access to a laminating machine, you can laminate your banner so that it is durable and you can use it year after year for your classroom bulletin board displays of these Peace Day poems.

blue bullet point This set of Peace Day lesson plans also includes 6 globe bulletin board accent pieces (shown below) to help you decorate your classroom bulletin board display.

blue bullet point By using the 5 page bulletin board display banner and the globe accent pieces, your colorful Peace Day poetry bulletin board display will be sure to capture everyone's attention!

Peace Day Bulletin Board Displays for Classrooms
Peace Day Bulletin Board Display Examples
Peace Day Bulletin Board Display Ideas

(There are also generic Peace accent pieces that are included in this
set of teaching resources, but they are not shown on this page.)





Peace Day Doves:
Creative Writing Templates

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Free Peace Day Teaching Resources and Lesson Plan Ideas

This five page banner is included for free in this set of Peace Day lesson plans.


World Peace Free Dove Classroom Bulletin Board Display Banner

This second free banner can be used anytime during the school year.


Dove Shaped Creative Writing Templates for Peace Day blue bullet point Peace Day Dove Templates: Doves are the universal symbol of peace so I have designed creative writing templates that are shaped like doves for this unique peace project.

blue bullet point After students have cut out their dove's body and the wing templates along the thick borders and glued the two templates together, they will have unique dove shaped creative writing projects.

blue bullet point These peace doves will make an dynamic bulletin board display in your elementary school classroom that will will capture everyone's eye.

blue bullet point This set of Peace Day lesson plans includes:

  • first draft printable worksheets
  • black and white dove templates facing both left and right
  • dove templates in 8 different colors facing both left and right
  • matching 5 page bulletin board display banner (shown above)
  • 4 dove bulletin board accent pieces facing both left and right

Dove Projects For Peace Day September 21 blue bullet point Everything that you need to complete these dove creative writing activities with your students is included in this set of teaching resources. All that you will need is scissors, coloring pencils, and pens.

blue bullet point For creative writing assignments, I believe that it is important for students to go through the steps of the writing process.

blue bullet point For this reason, my students never begin writing on their final draft dove templates, instead they write on first draft worksheets. Then, students edit and revise their work on their own, with a partner, or in individual writing conferences with me.


blue bullet point I have not written a writing topic on these dove templates because I wanted teachers to be able to choose their own creative writing topics for their students.

Below are some ideas for Peace Day
creative writing prompts and topics:

  • Peace Day Writing Prompts and Creative Journal Ideas for Students My wish for peace.
  • What the word "peace" means to me.
  • Who is a peaceful person that you know?
  • Who is a peaceful person that you admire?
  • Why has world peace been hard to achieve?
  • Why is it important to have a Peace Day?
  • What needs to happen for world peace to occur?
  • How can children promote peace in the world?
  • If you had to grade the world on its peacefulness, how would it score?
  • What can you do to help keep peace in your school and your classroom?


Below are examples of the first draft worksheets
that are included in this set of Peace Day lesson plans.

Peace Day First Draft Creative Writing Printable Worksheet

Peace Day Lesson Plans: First Draft Worksheet


World Peace First Draft Creative Writing Printable Worksheet

Version 2: This first draft worksheet can be used anytime during the school year.


Dove Peace Day Projects Final Draft Templates blue bullet point After your students have edited and revised their first drafts, you should give them their final draft dove templates.

blue bullet point The assembled dove project measures 9 inches in length and 9 inches in width.

blue bullet point These dove templates have thick border lines, so it is easy for students to cut out their two templates themselves and then glue them together.

blue bullet point In order to give your finished bulletin board display more variety, I have designed dove templates facing both left and right.

blue bullet point By using these unique left and right dove templates, you will be able to create a dynamic bulletin board display that highlights Peace Day in your classroom.

Activities for Peace Day Dove Writing Templates and Projects

Peace Day Lesson Plans: Final Draft Dove Left and Right Templates

blue bullet point The dove templates below contain the word "Peace" written on them instead of "Peace Day," so they can be used for general peace projects that are not for Peace Day and September 21.

World Peace Lesson Plans, Activities, and Dove Projects

Version 2: These final draft dove templates can be used anytime during the school year.

blue bullet point Below are examples of the body and wing templates assembled together. The assembled dove project measures 9 inches x 9 inches.


Peace Day Dove Shaped Creative Writing Templates

Peace Day Lesson Plans: Assembled Dove Example


Dove Shaped World Peace Creative Writing Templates

Version 2: These dove templates can be used anytime during the school year.


blue bullet point This set of Peace Day lesson plans includes 8 different colors of dove templates.
Below are examples of the rainbow, blue, and pink dove templates.

blue bullet point There are also yellow, orange, green, red, and purple dove templates included in this set of Peace Day teaching resources, but they are not shown below. 8 color dove templates that only have the word "Peace" written on them are also included in this set.


Peace Day September 21 Dove Creative Writing Projects

Creative Writing Assignment Ideas for Peace Day September 21

Peace Day Projects Dove Templates

blue bullet point This set of Peace Day lesson plans also includes two different bulletin board display banners which are shown at the beginning of this resource's description.

blue bullet point In addition, this set of Peace Day teaching resources includes 4 dove bulletin board accent pieces (shown below) to help you decorate your classroom bulletin board display.

blue bullet point By using the 5 page bulletin board display banner and the dove accent pieces, your colorful Peace Day creative writing bulletin board display will be sure to capture everyone's attention!


Peace Day September 21 Bulletin Board Display Ideas

Peace Day Bulletin Board Display Examples

Peace Day Elementary Classroom Bulletin Board Displays

Peace Bulletin Board Displays and Examples




Peace Day Group Project:
Large Peace Letters Creative Writing Assignment

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Free Peace Day Bulletin Board Display Banner for Group Projects

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Free Peace Bulletin Board Display Banner For Elementary School Teachers

This second free banner can be used anytime during the school year.


Peace Day Fun Ideas For Group Projects blue bullet point Are you looking for a fun idea for a group project for Peace Day?

blue bullet point Do you want to create a Peace Day bulletin board display in your classroom that will capture everyone's attention?

blue bullet point This creative writing assignment is perfect for Peace Day, which is celebrated in countries around the world on September 21. This group project can also be used anytime during the school year when you are teaching a curriculum unit with a peace theme.

blue bullet point Divide your class into groups of five students. Each student in the group will complete one of the five P-E-A-C-E letters.


Peace Day Group Project Activities and Lesson Plans for Elementary Teachers

Peace Day Group Project Letter P
Peace Day Group Project Letter E
Peace Day Group Project Letter A
Peace Day Group Project Letter C
Peace Day Group Project Letter E

Peace Day Group Project Rainbow Letter Templates

blue bullet point After students have completed writing their letter templates, tape all of the five letters together to form a banner as shown in the example above. This finished Peace group project measures 28 inches x 9 inches.


Fun Peace Day Group Project Templates and Worksheets

blue bullet point Instead of taping the five letters together to form a Peace Banner, you can keep the letters separated and display them in your classroom as shown in the example above.

There are 7 different colors of Peace letter templates
to choose from in this set of teaching resources:

1. black and white

Peace Day Activities and Teaching Resources Letter Templates

Instead of having my students color their group projects themselves
using the black and white templates, I like to print out a variety of
different colors of Peace templates for my students' projects.

2. rainbow

Peace Day Rainbow Letter Templates

3. five different colors

Peace Day Colorful Rainbow Letter Templates

4. purple

Peace Day Lesson Plans Purple Group Project Letters

5. sky blue

Peace Day Lesson Plans Blue Group Project Letters

6. yellow and orange

Peace Day Lesson Plans Prange and Yellow Group Project Letters

7. desert rust

Peace Day Group Project Rust Color Letters


blue bullet point I have not written a writing topic or title on these PEACE templates because I wanted teachers to be able to choose their own creative writing topics for their students.

blue bullet point Please see the above dove resource section where I have posted ideas for Peace Day writing prompts and ideas.





Peace Day Letter Writing
Stationery and Matching Banner Set

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blue bullet point Peace Day Letters to the President and World Leaders Do you want to include a letter writing activity in your Peace Day lesson plans?

blue bullet point Prior to Peace Day, I have my students write a letter to the President of our country, or to another world leader, about the topic of peace.

blue bullet point You can also let your students choose the person that they want to write their letters to.

blue bullet point This set of Peace Day teaching resources includes a black and white first draft worksheet and a color final draft worksheet. For the final draft assignments, I have my students cut their worksheets along the thick black borders because the worksheets look better displayed on a bulletin board if this blank space has been cut off.

This "Peace Day" letter writing
stationery set includes the following:


Peace Day Letters to World Leaders Worksheets and Bulletin Board Display Banner

5 page bulletin board display banner (shown above)


Peace Day Letter to World Leader Printable Worksheets

Color printable worksheets (shown above)


Letter to World Leader for Peace Day Worksheets and Templates

Black and white printable worksheets (shown above)

There is a second version of the banner and the worksheets. This set of
teaching resources can be used all year long for a Peace Theme and
they are not specific to Peace Day and the date of September 21.


World Peace Letters to World Leaders Bulletin Board Display Banner

5 page bulletin board display banner (shown above)


World Peace Letter to President Worksheets and Templates

Color printable worksheets (shown above)


World Peace Letter Worksheets and Stationery

Black and white printable worksheets (shown above)



Peace Day Websites
and Resources For Teachers:

  • Visit Wikipedia's International Day of Peace page to learn more about this holiday.
  • The International Day of Peace web site has information about planning your own Peace Day and a Peace Day Cease Fire.
  • The Peace Corps For Kids is a kid-friendly site about the services of the U.S. Peace Corps
  • On The Official Web Site of the Nobel Prize children can read about the outstanding people who have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The site includes biographies, lectures, and educational material.
  • The Peace Corps For Kids is a kid-friendly site about the services of the U.S. Peace Corps.
  • A book that I have read with my students at this time of the year is Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr. This book is set after World War 2 and is about a young Japanese girl who develops leukemia from the atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima. This book is based on the true story of a Japanese girl named Sadako.


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