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Alternate Grades

Consider assigning grades based on absolute standards, and not on a youth’s achievement as defined by the teacher or compared to other youth. Students and educators critically examine grading systems and identify the reasons for and value of grading. Students brainstorm ways to assess their work and think about how to make grading consistent, fair, …

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Field Trips

Create field trips that reinforce the Ceeds of Peace that you are planting. Service learning excursions are an example. Youth can work to better understand the needs of their communities and harness the will to act on behalf of others. They can learn subject matter in a way that feels more connected and therefore more …

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Pau Hana for Peace

Ceeds of Peace held its first-ever virtual benefit event, titled Pau Hana For Peace. This virtual event invited talented local musicians like Makana, Tim Rose, Mika Kane, Shane Tsukayama, Aaron Domingo, and The BusBoys to share musical performances of songs that represent peace to them.  We also showcased a series of speakers from our community …

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Partnership Events & Trainings

Together with HIFF, Hawaiʻi Institute for Human Rights, UNA-USA Hawaiʻi, Amnesty International USA, Hawaiʻi Green Growth, and the Matsunaga Institute for Peace, we held 17 straight nights of HIFF short films. We enjoyed seeing families connect over these terrific menu of films. In partnership with the Hawaiʻi State Peace Gardens Group, Iolani School, and the …

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Public Webinars

In partnership with our friends at the Institute for Climate & Peace and the Matsunaga Institute for Peace & Conflict Resolution, we held a series of virtual talk story sessions under the theme, Building A Beloved Community.   Aunty Puanani Burgess & Dr. Maya Soetoro shared their manaʻo on how to build the beloved community,  Gwen …

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Peace Train

The Peace Train is Ceeds of Peace’s small effort to mobilize community members to offer help, so we can be better neighbors to one another during these unprecedented times. The Peace Train serves as a community-sourced database of small yet profound offers to help from individuals in our community. The Peace Train has facilitated the …

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