Peacing It Together: The Mosaic Project s Musical Curriculum & Accompanying Activities

9781450720137: Peacing It Together: The Mosaic Project s Musical Curriculum & Accompanying Activities
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The Mosaic Project s Musical Curriculum supports students (K-6) in developing the social and emotional competencies that are key to their success in the classroom and beyond. The musical curriculum and accompanying experiential activities teach students vital skills about conflict resolution, social justice, community, diversity, interconnectedness, and peacemaking.

*Music and lyrics for each of The Mosaic Project s 11 songs
*The Mosaic Project's CD
*18 lessons designed to accompany The Mosaic Musical Curriculum on themes including:
*The Mosaic Values (Mutual Respect, Open-mindedness, Self Respect, Attitude, Individuality and Community)
*Conflict Resolution
*Emotional Literacy
*Experiential activities that include music, art, games, role plays, cooperative challenges, and extended group projects
*Creative ideas for integrating Mosaic music into a wide range of classroom learning and pedagogy
*Mosaic Class Meetings overview and suggested framework
*Suggested Children s Literature to accompany each song and theme
*Correlations to the Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL) Standards
*Children s Glossary of social justice and conflict resolution terms

Extensive research shows that music facilitates learning and recall of information. With the Mosaic songs, children learn lessons in a fun and engaging manner that is reinforced every time they sing, whether in the classroom, on their way home from school, or after they brush their teeth.

"Teaching about social justice can be very challenging. Students, children and adults alike, may feel fearful and perhaps defensive when learning about issues of difference, prejudice, and social change. Our music helps to create a safe, comfortable, fun environment in which to explore these issues. It also helps us to reach students with varied learning styles in an experiential, emotional, and multi-sensory way."
- From Peacing it Together's Foreword by Brett Dennen, Singer/Songwriter and Co-creator of the Mosaic Musical Curriculum

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The Mosaic Project, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, works towards a peaceful future by reaching children in their formative years.

We unite young children of diverse backgrounds, provide them with essential skills to thrive in an increasingly diverse society, and empower them to strive for peace.

We create a microcosm of the diverse, inclusive, just world we want to see and show our young students that peace is possible.

We seed the future population of middle schools, high schools, and all the venues of adult life with thousands of individuals who have seen a new possibility of what the world can be. Not only are our students inspired to work towards peace, they have been given concrete skills to do so and are empowered to take action.

Our principal program is a unique outdoor school in which we unite 4th and 5th graders of diverse backgrounds, provide them with essential skills to thrive in an increasingly diverse society, and empower them to strive for peace.

Unlike any other organization of which we are aware, The Mosaic Project profoundly reaches children in elementary school before prejudice becomes entrenched. Over the last 10 years, we have served over 5,600 4th and 5th graders in our Outdoor School. In addition we have served over 900 high-school and college students through our Youth Leadership Project, over 11,000 students through our In-School Project and over 1,000 adults through our professional development trainings. Our participants have been profoundly affected by our programs


"Finally, the music and curriculum for the amazingly powerful Mosaic programs are available. Well-laid out and accessible, the book conveys the fun and spirited diversity, human rights, and conflict resolution lessons of The Mosaic Project's Outdoor School and In-School Project in an easy-to-apply format. This work changes the lives of young people and their home and school communities. Pick it up and use it you and your young people will soon be singing along and peacing it together!"
- Paul Kivel, educator, activist and author of I Can Make My World a Safer Place and Helping Teens Stop Violence, Build Community and Stand for Justice --back of book

"Yes! The Mosaic Project has once again made yet another wish come true for people working with children. How exciting to now have access to this much-requested, comprehensive, and dynamic curriculum guide! It provides teachers with very purposeful activities filled with music, improvisational games, literature, and art that help impart to children a positive sense of self, along with tools to help them navigate our world and develop the desire to compassionately promote social justice!"
- Cindee McMahon, Classroom Teacher; Mosaic Participant --back of book

"Wendell Berry said that It is not from ourselves that we will learn to be better than we are. The Mosaic Project proves that by bringing children, youth, and adults together to learn from each other. This curriculum connects the Mosaic experience to the wider world by bringing it to all of us. Creating a sense of community is a serious endeavor in this day and age when we need it so much. The creation of it, though, is best done by playing, singing, laughing, and sharing -- together. I long for the day when these songs and activities are part of every classroom, family gathering, and staff meeting."
- Laurie Frank, Author, Journey Toward the Caring Classroom --back of book

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The Mosaic Project
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