These lesson plans use engaging, participatory methods to explore the challenging moral issues around the use of military drones. The real-life case study of an Afghan child affected by the drones provides an accessible way into understanding the situation for children and young people. I would recommend this resource to all teachers who wish to support their students in thinking about controversial issues while ensuring a high quality learning experience.
Helen Griffin, Joint Coordinator and Philosophy for Children Advisor, Development Education Centre South Yorkshire.
My tutor group felt the simple act of enjoyment of kite flying linked them to a group of people whose way of life was very different. The beauty of this project was the actual construction of the kite allowed for time to process what we'd discussed and speak about it in their own time.
Adam Hodgkinson, Teacher & Lead Practitioner, Warwickshire high school
The activities promote the development of skills such as empathy, the ability to make moral choices and critical thinking, whilst also increasing awareness of children's rights and encouraging pupils to undertake a positive action for peace.
Jane Harries, Learning Coordinator, Wales for PeaceThrough thought-provoking workshops, the children in my class have had the opportunity to learn about global issues and the lives of children living with the effects of war.
Rubel Uddin, School Teacher, Argyle Primary SchoolThis powerful resource enables young people to consider the Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural aspects relating to drone warfare. Highly recommended for teachers and educators.
Hans Svennevig, Chair of Peace Education Network
The group enjoyed themselves and were really engaged with the subject of drones and children’s rights.
Elaine Millar, Dunblane Quaker Meeting