Here is a collection of resources I am building so my staff can talk about the International Day of Peace tomorrow. Hope they are useful.
5000 years of religion in 90 seconds (from here).
An interactive map which shows many of the conflicts between 1900 and 2004.
Lists of conflicts in recorded human history
Note: You can add up the number of years we have been at war simply by taking the time to add up all of the wars listed on the previous page. This could be a great activity for your students.
Things you can do with your students
Check out this broadcast of events around the world celebrating world peace.
Talk about the relationship between religion & conflict. Think of other reasons why conflict occurs. How could we be proactive in preventing some of these reasons from occurring.
Look at other activities you can do with your students here:
Sing along to Imagine by John Lennon