Programs for elementary students are presented by Bluffton University students with passions for education, cultural understanding and conflict resolution.
In spring 2023, homeschool and elementary students attended presentations on:
- Stress management
- Celebrating our differences
- Physical differences
- Environmental action
The Teaching Peace to Children student group brainstorms program themes and develops
lesson plans. After receiving feedback from Lion and Lamb co-directors Paul Neufeld
Weaver, professor of education; and Tarek Abuhalima, graduate assistant, they rehearse
their presentation with friends before presenting to students.
- Programs are free of charge and can be customized and adapted for audiences of any age and interest based on specific requests.
- Space allows for groups of 25-30 people, though larger groups can be divided into smaller, simultaneous sessions if volunteer staff is available.
- Consideration will be given for in-school sessions.
- Contact Tarek at email@example.com or 419-358-3207 to schedule.
Additional program options
Meet the Lion and Lamb
An initial visit to The Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center provides an opportunity to
consider the possibilities for peace and justice as reflected through art and literature.
As a presentation or an informal conversation, a visit offers a glimpse of the mission
and vision, resources and programs with time to browse the literature collection and
enjoy visual art and sculptures in the center as well as in the Honda Outdoor Sculpture
I Choose kindness
A picture book will be selected to provide the foundation for a lesson with art and
music to compliment the chosen theme. Topics include, but are not limited to the following:
kindness and respect, justice and equality, cultural understanding, appreciating diversity,
resolving conflicts without violence, bully prevention, empathy, new perspectives
International students attending Bluffton University will share about their country
and culture followed by time to respond to questions. This program is offered contingent
on the availability of students and their schedules.
This multicultural session incorporates literature, music, art, languages, clothing
to try on, food to taste and other fun props to present an opportunity for participants
to experience different cultures.
Follow the Peace Arts Trail
A walking tour around campus includes many sculptures that reflect broad dimensions of peace as well as the need for peace.
For more information contact The Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-358-3207. The center will be closed in June and July.