Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Topic for October 11th to October 15th

Symbols of Peace

October 24th to November 11th are World Origami Days. Origami is a traditional Japanese folk art, and means "paper folding". This could be a fun activity to do with your mentee. Using recycled paper, construct one of the more popular origami, the crane, which has come to be a symbol of peace in Japan. See the template below.
What symbolizes peace for you? What about for your mentee? Do they think that peace is something that exists in their world? Or do they feel that they live in a world full of chaos? Another art project idea: each of you draw a picture of the internationally recognized peace symbol. Around it, write out the things that make you feel at peace. Use color and pictures to symbolize what peace means to you.

For a history lesson on peace symbols, click here. Some interesting things!!

"Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding."  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
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