This is a compilation of videos of songs and poems about peace. I hope that this can help you out.
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I have watched many of these over the years to help make our Remembrance Day assembly special! We usually rotate videos over the years so it isn’t always the same one every year.
Light A Candle For Peace
This song is great for any primary classroom. We have used it in our assembly and had Kindergarten students perform it. One of our primary teachers was able to figure out the piano and accompanied the class. It was quite lovely. (1 min 23 sec)
I’ve Got Peace In My Fingers
This is a simple repetitive song for young children to help them understand the basic concept of peace. Great for a Kindergarten class or primary grades! (1 min 44 sec)
Hug O War
This is a poem that is set to some gentle music. It has a woman reading the poem (there is some chatter going on in the background) and there is a rotation of multiple slides of children. There are more poems found on youtube but they are much shorter than this particular link. (1 min 11 sec)
Highway of Heroes – The Trews – Remembrance Day
This is an engaging video for older students. It is a video by the band, The Trews, and has snapshots of real life situations of peace. (4 min 34 sec)
Heal The World
This song is by Michael Jackson and has a great message of healing the world around the world. Children join in together to help and support each other through a variety of “situations.” It does have some graphic images of poverty, war, struggles that many people face all around the world. It would be very appropriate for junior and intermediate students. (6 min 22 sec)
Shawn Hlookoff – Soldier
This song has a really nice piano accompaniment which helps students reflect upon why soldiers fight for us. It has a Remembrance Day focus, but could easily be used in a lesson to help students understand peace. It consists of a slideshow of a variety of videos and images which interchange between Shawn singing this song. It really is quite impactful and would be great for a wide range of students. (4 min 32 sec)
A Wish For Peace
This sounds like a school choir singing with accompaniment music. The words are scrolled throughout for students to read. Younger children could easily listen and learn from the words and older students would find it engaging to read. (2 min 24 sec)
Jim Papoulis has a collection of many songs on videos which are posted online that are sung by various children’s choirs. They are quite engaging and you may find them to be useful. Some of the videos have a descriptive explanation of the song by the choir director. You may find these beneficial to listen to, or skip over depending upon your classes needs.
Stand Together (4 min 19 sec)
We Will (4 min 19 sec)
Give Us Hope (3 min 21 sec)
Oye (Listen) (3 min 52 sec)
Can You Hear (4 min 35 sec)
Feel The World Dancing (4 min 26 sec)
Sounds of a Better World (32 min 42 sec)
When I Close My Eyes (3 min 55 sec)
Kusimama (Stand Tall) (3 min 15 sec)
Juntos (Together) (3 min 33 sec)
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