High School Teachers Initiative

“Humanizing How We Teach and Learn about War”

Link to YouTube to watch the video of the Youth Symposium

Click the image above to watch the video of our Youth Symposium in Spring 2017!

Based on overwhelming response to the groundbreaking pilot program in 2015, the Joiner Institute has launched an innovative project for the 2016-17 academic year titled "Humanizing How We Teach and Learn About War: Teacher Initiative Program." For additional resources for high school teachers, please check out our Teacher Initiative Program website

In partnership with interdisciplinary teams of teachers from four Boston area high schools, the initiative seeks to foster critical awareness among students about the human and social consequences to violent conflicts as well as help teachers to empower their students to explore varied approaches to peaceful conflict resolution. The Joiner Institute provides resource speakers (veterans, refugees, scholars, artists, journalists, and more), periodic workshops, and ongoing curriculum development assistance to these teacher teams as they integrate the program into their school culture and launch their own projects as a result.

This initiative is supported in part by Mass Humanities, whose grants inspire considered thought, conversation, and action through the humanities. We're happy to participate in their mission to improve civic life in Massachusetts. See more about what Mass Humanities does here: http://www.masshumanities.org/

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Additional support for this project was provided by the Claddagh Fund and by Eversource. Thank you to our generous donors!


If you would like to contribute towards this groundbreaking initiative, please click here to find out how. 

For more information please contact Alan Stoskopf at 617.287.5850 or alan.stoskopf@umb.edu.

William Joiner Institute

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Boston, MA 02125-3393

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Support critical research, education, and cultural exchanges which address the social, environmental, and health consequences of war and provide outreach efforts to veterans, their families, war refugees and all victims of war.