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Life orientation

Grade 9

Good health and social development

Module 29

Towards achieving peace


To reflect on and discuss the contributions that different religious and faith groups have made towards achieving peace

[lo 2.5]

Building a peace tree

Learners will need the following:

  • One large dry branch from a tree
  • White distemper or PVA paint
  • Paintbrush
  • A container in which to anchor the branch
  • Clean building sand to fill the container
  • Some water to dampen the sand so that the branch will stand firmly in the container

Per learner:

  • A sheet of white A4 paper
  • A pencil and writing materials
  • A pair of scissors
  • A piece of fishing-line or white thread or wool (30 cm long)

Learners are divided into groups of 4 to 6.

The groups identify different faiths or religious groups in their community or in the country and name the ways in which these groups have contributed to peace in South Africa. Learners may also identify groups in other countries and mention what they do to promote world peace.

Each member should then select one faith group and research the way in which the specific group is attempting to achieve peace in the world. Newspapers, magazines and the Internet are ideal sources from which to glean information.

Learners then attempt to summarise the peace message of the group in one or two sentences. This message is then written on a dove of peace.

How to make a dove of peace:

Use a sheet of white A4 paper. Trace the shape of the dove using the template. Fold the paper along the diameter and punch a hole on the spot that has been indicated, using a paper punch or a sharp object. Thread a piece of fishing-line of 30 cm in length through the hole and make a knot along the upper end. Write the peace message neatly on the outside of the dove. Write the name of the faith or religious group in brackets at the end of the message.

All the paper doves are then strung up on the dry branch. Learners are encouraged to read each other’s messages. The tree should remain in the classroom for the rest of the year as part of the classroom décor.

Hint: More classes in the school could participate in this project and the “peace trees” could be exhibited in the school hall or foyer on special occasions such as World Environment Day

(5 June).


Learning outcomes(LOs)
LO 1
Promotion of Health The learner will be able to make informed decisions regarding personal, community and environmental health.
Assessment standards (ASs)
We know this when the learner:
1.1 illustrates and evaluates the influence of ecological, social, economic, cultural and political factors on own personal choice of diet;
1.2 develops and implements an environmental health programme;
1.4 critically evaluates resources on health information, health services and a range of treatment options, including HIV/AIDS;
1.5 discusses ways to apply insights gained from participating in an activity related to national health or a safety promotion programme.

Questions & Answers

What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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