Activity Bank

Introduction

The materials in this Activity Bank are compiled from over two decades of teaching peace-building skills to students of all ages. We start with the 7-Part Introduction Series, complete with slide decks and teacher instructions. The individual activity plans are categorized by themes so that you can create your own progressions or choose stand-alone activities to delve deeper. We have grade level suggestions, but everything can be modified to meet your students’ needs.

We also recommend incorporating the Mosaic songs when teaching these themes. If it’s not already written into the activity procedure, the relevant songs are great introductions or closings to any activity. Stay tuned, our second album is coming out soon! For teachers new to Mosaic’s themes and methodology, be sure to check out Peacing it Together!: The Mosaic Project’s Musical Curriculum & Accompanying Activities.

Teaching Suggestions
Where to Start
  • Introduce Mosaic lessons with the 7-Part Introduction Series, complete with slide decks and teacher instructions. These 30-60 minute lesson plans cover Mosaic’s core themes. While they are designed for upper elementary students, they can be modified for any age.
  • Set the tone of the school year or any group with the activities Classroom Flag and Stretch Zone.
Extended Progression
Extended Progression for Younger Students
Puppet Progression for the Youngest Students

Classroom Flag

Summary: The group creates a classroom flag that serves as a living contract for agreements and behaviors that will help them work well together for the school year.

Lesson #2: Sessling

Summary: Students learn the word sessle to discover ways to mix it up and meet new people.

Lesson #4: Differences & Diversity

Summary: Students celebrate their differences with a game; students learn how stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination can stand in the way of celebrating our diversity.

Lesson #6: Assertiveness

Summary: Students learn that assertiveness is a way to respond to violence that is strong without being mean, and an option to stop the spread of poison.

Stretch Zone

Summary: Students learn the Comfort, Stretch, and Rip Zones and that being a little uncomfortable in the Stretch Zone helps us grow and learn new things.