The Peace Project

Classroom-to-Classroom

The Peace Project
Home | Join | For Teachers | The Manual

Background

On September 11, 1776, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Edward Rutledge were sent by the Continental Congress to met with Admiral Howe at the Conference House in Staten Island, New York. Their mission was to avoid a war. After only three hours the meeting ended. They failed!

What could have happened that day? That's what our project is all about. The goal of this project is for classes to negotiate...via email...and try to come up with a treaty that could have avoided the American Revolution!

This project can also be adapted for any other war!

[The Peace Project was created by Joel Heffner. Joel was a junior high school social studies teacher (in Brooklyn, NY)  for 28 years, a technology staff developer (for the New York City Department of Education's Office of Instructional Technology) for 6 years, and for the past 10 years he has been helping classroom teachers integrate technology into their classrooms so that students can learn and have fun at the same time.]