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ERIC Number: EJ1004591
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1062-9351
Building Peace Poles: Inexpensive Woodworking Project Great for Middle and High School Students
Roccanova, John
Tech Directions, v72 n7 p24-26 Feb 2013
The World Peace Prayer Society (WPPS) has at its core the message: "May peace prevail on Earth." This axiom appears on the roughly 200,000 Peace Poles that are planted at private residences, schools, in parks, and at other public places worldwide including at the Pentagon, the Pyramids in Egypt, and on Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Numerous smaller Peace Poles can be found in homes, offices, and classrooms. Peace Poles, large and small, are sold to raise money for WPPS's mission of promoting peace. WPPS allows nonprofit groups like schools, scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, and YMCA's to make "mini Peace Poles" like the ones the author describes in this article. Individuals may also make them for themselves or to give as gifts. The Peace Pole activity works well with a wide variety of age groups and as either an individual or production project. The author has used it with middle school students using hand tools and as an introduction to power tools with high schoolers. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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