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Social studies teacher Ezra Shearer received the Peace Teacher Award from the US Institute of Peace. This award is shaped around the idea that young people can change the world and is awarded to teachers who aid students in pursuing the ability to form organizations surrounding the idea of peace.
As a recipient of the Peace Award, Shearer will be meeting monthly with the four other recipients across the United States. These meetings revolve around the implementation of the peace builder’s curriculum that is later implemented.
A huge part of Peace Day as a whole is pursuing the idea of promoting peace among individuals. With increasing global interconnectivity, it is impossible to not know what is going on around the world.
“The impacts of what’s happening on the other side of the globe are felt more immediately and have higher impacts on individuals,” Shearer said. Shearer is hopeful his students will be able to develop a new set of skills, such as conflict resolution and peace building.