Apr 29, 2020
As May approaches, we look bring you home learning activities to mark Local and Community History Month (which is May!) and to celebrate peace as the nation celebrates 75 years since VE Day. This is also an opportunity to celebrate Buddha Day on 6 May and what peace (whether it is peace of mind, or peaceful nation relationships) means to us today.
Exploring your community's local history through observation, as well as engagement with the community, can be a great way to focus your exercise and family time. Our 'Love is in air' activity, through simple actions and discussion, helps you to see what you love about your area and to help build your history in your community.
There are also many other ways you can follow up this at the end of the activity - and why not think of your own to get you talking with your friends and family virtually.
Part of our local, as well as national and international, history is VE Day on 8 May. What does peace in Europe mean to you? How has it shaped your own and your family's life?
Buddha Day on 6 May also brings us an opportunity to look at peace through the perspective of Buddhists. Internal personal peace is an aspiration that many of us would like to achieve and through our activity to create a place of peace at home with a mandala (which are also found in Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Native American Indian culture), you can help your family move through this unsettling time a little bit more easily.
Part of achieving peace is being able to resolve conflicts with other people. We have a quick quiz here all about the decisions we can make to bring about a peaceful outcome to a stormy situation.
The fifth week of Dialogue Works' Hometalk looks at the assumptions we make and how we can move to a mindset where we are more curious and make fewer automatic judgements.