Peace Literacy Curriculum

The Road to Peace is a seven-book series by Paul K. Chappell that offers a foundation for peace literacy. Each book makes up a portion of the peace literacy curriculum. The first five books in this series have been published, and various educators have developed free study guides from the book chapters. The content in these books is used in universities and adult education programs, as well as at the high school and middle school level. Click here to read about how a middle school teacher uses this content to engage her students and increase rigor in the classroom. The study guide for The Cosmic Ocean is available now, and the study guides for the other books will be ready later in 2016. Click on a chapter below to access the study guide and to see how the chapter topics relate to the seven forms of peace literacy.

The Cosmic Ocean: New Answers to Big Questions

Preface: The Human Condition
Chapter One: A Dark Night Filled with Predators
Chapter Two: Poseidon’s Wrath
Chapter Three: Tools Made of Flesh, Blood, and Bones
Chapter Four: Soldiers as Christ Figures
Chapter Five: Beauty and Belonging
Chapter Six: The Sanity of Humanity
Chapter Seven: Sailing the Night Sky
Chapter Eight: The Mystery beneath the Waves

The Art of Waging Peace: A Strategic Approach to Improving Our Lives and the World

Preface: The Three Forms of Change
Chapter One: The Labyrinth of Trauma
Chapter Two: The Siren Song of Rage
Chapter Three: The First Line of Defense
Chapter Four: The Power of Calm
Chapter Five: The Three Forms of Deflection
Chapter Six: The Perilous Arrow
Chapter Seven: West Point and World Peace
Chapter Eight: The Master of Deception
Chapter Nine: The Sword of Truth
Chapter Ten: The Power of Persuasion and Strategic Thinking
Chapter Eleven: How We Can Protect Our Country and Planet in the Twenty-first Century
Chapter Twelve: The Underdog Journey

Peaceful Revolution: How We Can Create the Future Needed for Human Survival

Preface: Unlocking the Mysteries of Human Nature
Chapter One: The Muscle of Hope
Chapter Two: The Muscle of Empathy
Chapter Three: The Muscle of Appreciation
Chapter Four: The Muscle of Conscience
Chapter Five: The Muscle of Reason
Chapter Six: The Muscle of Discipline
Chapter Seven: The Muscle of Curiosity

The End of War: How Waging Peace Can Save Humanity, Our Planet, and Our Future

Chapter One: The Path to Light
Chapter Two: The Nature of Human Aggression
Chapter Three: The Cure for Greed
Chapter Four: The Laws of Conflict
Chapter Five: Moral Fury

Will War Ever End?: A Soldier’s Vision of Peace for the 21st Century

Book outline