Peaceful Schools Program
The Peaceful Schools Program simplifies the language of the Rotary 4-way test into the Four Awesome Questions (FAQs):
The Four Awesome Questions (FAQs) are simple, straight forward and easily understood by young children and are the foundation of the Peaceful Schools Program. The curriculum is built around the FAQs with four lesson plans, each lesson focused on one of following social/emotional skills: expressing feelings; building community; celebrating diversity; and resolving conflict.
The Peaceful Schools Program (PSP) is a classroom-based program, generally sponsored by a Rotary Club, delivered in elementary school classrooms (grades 1, 2, and/or 3), by high school students who are trained by Rotarians to effectively teach the program. While Rotarians can also teach this program in the classroom, high school students are ideal in that the elementary students respond extremely well to them and the high school students gain immeasurable benefits from the program as well.
Each of the 4 classroom sessions (and corresponding lesson plan) includes reading and discussion of a children’s story that illustrates the lesson concept, activities that demonstrate the lesson concept, and music that inspires the children to internalize these lessons.