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Minute of Silence

Minute of Silence

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Minute of Silence is a song by Merrill Collins, written for participation in the Annual International Day of Peace (PEACE DAY), September 21.

This guide is a curriculum for teaching children, ages 3-6, how to create a minute of silence for peace. In approximately six lessons, 10-30 minutes each (depending on age), this lesson prepares children to participate in the annual Minute of Silence each September 21, at 12 noon.

This project can be adapted and applied to any age from preschoolers to seniors, with a variable length of lessons. Plan lessons to culminate on September 21st, and combine with or create a local community celebration.

The song, "Minute of Silence," is available on iTunes. More information, including links to YouTube video and FREE additional scores are available at www.spiralingmusic.com
Minute of Silence is a song by Merrill Collins, written for participation in the Annual International Day of Peace (PEACE DAY), September 21.

This guide is a curriculum for teaching children, ages 3-6, how to create a minute of silence for peace. In approximately six lessons, 10-30 minutes each (depending on age), this lesson prepares children to participate in the annual Minute of Silence each September 21, at 12 noon.

This project can be adapted and applied to any age from preschoolers to seniors, with a variable length of lessons. Plan lessons to culminate on September 21st, and combine with or create a local community celebration.

The song, "Minute of Silence," is available on iTunes. More information, including links to YouTube video and FREE additional scores are available at www.spiralingmusic.com

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Minute
of Silence
A song written for participation in the Annual International Day of Peace (PEACE DAY) September 21
by Merrill Collins
Spiraling Music, Inc.www.spiralingmusic.comCurriculum for teaching ages 3-6Lesson time: 20-30 minutes depending on ageSuggested # of lessons: 6,leading up to September 21, 12 noon.
 
MINUTE OF SILENCE
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Song and curriculum by Merrill Collins •www.spiralingmusic.comFor more information on the International Day of Peace (Peace Day),annually on September 21, seewww.pathwaystopeace.org
Introduction
This is a project designed for youngsters from 3-6, but can beadapted and applied to any age, with a variable length of lessonsfor middle school through adult ages.Plan your lessons to culminate on September 21
st
.If there is a local community celebration, find out how toparticipate with the community beyond the classroom.
Additional Resources for Teachers:
http://www.pathwaystopeace.orghttp://www.internationaldayofpeace.orghttp://www.cultureofpeace.orghttp://www.hrea.org/index.php?doc_id=867
 
MINUTE OF SILENCE
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Song and curriculum by Merrill Collins •www.spiralingmusic.comFor more information on the International Day of Peace (Peace Day),annually on September 21, seewww.pathwaystopeace.org
Lesson # 1
PROPS: globe, picture of globe; bellDISCUSSION:Talk briefly about the International Day of Peace. Option: Invitea guest to speak with students about participating organizations.Discuss the observation of 1 minute of silence around the wholeworld. Teach students how to count to 10 on their fingers whilemaintaining silence. If anyone breaks the silence during 10 seconds,have the group start over, until the 10 seconds is upheld. Theexperience is meant to be a group game.Assign one child a small bell to ring at the end of 10 seconds, oncethe silence is working with the whole group. Let the child with thebell be the decider.SING:Teach the song
Minute of Silence 
; follow it with 10 seconds of silence counted on the fingers, followed by the sound of the bell if the silence was successful.NOTES:

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