Saturday, February 28, 2009

Reverence for Life

Albert Schweitzer: Reverence for Live
Young Indiana Jones, DVD, (Vol. 2, Disk 4) 2007, NR

In 1993 George Lucas produced a television series, Young Indiana Jones, which showed his hero participating in many of the great events of his time. The series itself is surprisingly engaging, but the real gems for a peace educator are the special features that accompany each episode. In episode 11 “Oganga, the Giver and Taker of Life," Indy is in Africa and encounters Dr. Albert Schweitzer, recipient of the 1953 Nobel Peace Prize and, as a fellow Lutheran, a great hero of my own youth. This half hour feature will add depth to Schweitzer’s essay in lesson one of the Class of nonviolence and introduce new generations to this exceptional peacemaker. (The YouTube video is from the fictional series, not the accompanying documentary.)

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  1. The book Great Peacemakers tells the true life stories of 20 great peacemakers from around the world. To date it has won more than 10 book awards and is endorsed by 3 presidents and 3 Nobel Peace Prize winners. Helpful for use in classes from elementary through university, the book also has accompanying study guides with lesson plans, worksheets, rubrics, and more. Details are available at