The Pax Warrior Learning
Objects have application across many curricula. In Canada
they map to the Social Studies and history curriculum. Pax
is useful for teaching about racism, humanitarianism,
civics, ethics and the critical thinking necessary for decision
Dr. Carol Ann Reed, genocide education specialist,
is responsible for our teacher’s guide. The guide addresses
concerns teachers may have in teaching such material. Teachers are
given guidelines for appropriate activities to create a safe environment
in which to deal with issues and questions that may arise in the
classroom. It also outlines why it is so important to teach about
the genocide, and how rewarding the experience is for teachers and
"… If we do not discuss issues that young students
know to exist, we are imbuing these issues with more power to confuse
and emotionally thwart the intellectual and moral development of
" To help our students [rationally discuss these issues] in
a safe place, within a guided process is, in our opinion, a key
role for educators. By studying such relevant subjects in the classroom
we signal to our students that school-based education is vital to
their interests and will appropriately equip them for the world
they are about to enter as adults."
Dr. Reed will make suggestions for the collaborative learning
environment, for individual study projects and other resources
teachers can consult.
Teacher’s have access to the Pax Warrior Teacher’s
Guide online and can print copies from PDF.
Interested in being part of our piloting program?
Please contact us to find out how.
pedagogical tool presents an opportunity to change the way history,
peacekeeping, genocide and human rights are taught - a way that
demands critical thinking about ethical issues while engaging students
with a compelling combination of history and new media simulation.
Pax Warrior fulfils a number of learning
objectives. In particular, it is ideal for Social Studies, History,
Politics, and Law courses.
History The Rwandan Genocide
Social Studies - citizenship
Peacekeeping the importance
of this in the Canadian political agenda
Racism and Hate
Media Literacy, Critical
Global Citizenship the
responsibility of Canadians and Canada as a member of the UN