Free Resources

PSI offers many different types of resources for schools, students, and parents, such as films, books, teaching guides, toolkits and more! Listed below are some items that are available to download free of charge.

Check back often! New resources are added to the list frequently!

Elements of Dignity

Most of our promoted peace activities begin with the notion of dignity. Respecting others’ dignity is the first step to creating and maintaining peace. This document details 10 Elements of dignity and is a great starting point when designing your own peace activities. Elements of Dignity

Resource Books by Hetty van Gurp

PSI founder Hetty van Gurp, has written many resource books for teachers  bring peace to their classrooms. 

Books: By Kids, For Kids




Click the images to open each book. Check back in Fall for a new series of books by kids for kids!

Peaceful Schools: Ideas to Inspire

Each month, PSI send an idea for a school-wide initiative to its members. These ideas are usually tied to a special day, such as the International Day of Peace; a seasonal theme; or an event such as Gossip-Free Day. In this document we have compiled a few samples from previous years to inspire you. Ideas to Inspire

Activity Documents

The following PDFs are an assortment of activities and worksheets for all ages to help support lesson plans and peace-themed messaging. Many of these have been featured as part of the Monthly Idea program for member schools.

Famous Peacekeepers Fortune Teller

Peace Pledge Worksheet 1, Peace Pledge Worksheet 2


Story Time: for problem solving

Active Listening: checklist

I’m Listening worksheet

Learning about Anger


Sam book series
Sam and the Goodwill Sandwich 
Sam Takes a Stand
Sam Speaks Up – 

Through generous support from the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), we were able to translate the Sam series into Urdu. Here are the Urdu versions:



Our Bookshelf:

The following are a list of books we have on our bookshelves and recommend to you! Many of our activities and ideas come from these resources and are available from various websites and bookstores.

Have a book recommendation? Send us an email with the link for where to buy it and we will help share it with our community!