September 21 was International Peace Day. I didn’t teach class on Friday, but I did teach today. I also happened to have my co-teacher get sick. The lesson we had planned was dependent on her teaching past tense. So I ran with the opportunity to do an impromptu lesson on Peace Day with activities inspired/stolen from Taylor Rose.
I briefed students on International Peace Day, we sang “Imagine” by John Lennon. (Confession: I actually used the Glee cover of his song, is that a sin?) Then I had them make signs of what peace is to them. They’ve got basic English skills so it was fun to see what they came up with or how they translated their meanings into English. Here’s some photos from that. If you want to see the complete albums you can check them out here and here.
Also though it has passed here’s 5 ways you can take action on International Peace Day from Huffington Post. It’s never too late to do something good!