MY HERO Multimedia Social Studies Resources for Elementary Students: A Peaceful World

For Homeschooling and Virtual Education to Enrich Learning


Screening this section of films will take about 23 minutes. These films use music and art to express the desire for peace.


Picture the World (3:18)

Producer: The Dreamteam
Picture A World of Peace

Let them Bloom (2:47)

Producer: Fauzia Minallah from PAKISTAN
A simple prayer for peace with beautiful illustrations.

AMAI The Bird of Light (3:52)

Producer: Fauzia Minallah from PAKISTAN
Amai wants children to know their world, love and respect it and work for making it a humane one.

Playing For Change: Peace Through Music (11:31)

Producer: Whitney Kroenke Burditt, David Ernst Bacon, and Norman Lear
Playing for Change | Peace through Music

Hummingbird [excerpt from dirt! THE MOVIE] (2:00)

Producer: Bill Benenson, Gene Rosow and Eleonore Dailly
Wangari Maathai shares a simple story to illustrate a powerful point.



1. Which film stayed with you the most?

2. Why is it important to create films and art for peace?

3. If you were going to make a film about peace how would you do it? 

4. What action can you take to make the world more peaceful?

5. Who is your peace hero and why?


Learn about a New Hero Every Day of the Year: Use the MY HERO Calendar in the Classroom

Students can share their Hero Essays, Films and Art through our Create Program

How to use MY HERO's Create Program to Publish Stories, Art, Film and Audio for Students

By: Laura Nietzer

Tutorial for students

Outstanding essays submitted to MY HERO will be considered for a certificate/t-shirt prize or be featured on the Story Homepage.

Submit your artwork to be entered in the MY HERO art contest or to be exhibited on our Gallery Homepage.

Students can submit their films for free with a waiver to the MY HERO International Film Festival.


Organizer created on 3/17/2020 1:39:39 PM by Laura Nietzer

Last edited 3/17/2020 7:55:33 PM by Shannon Luders-Manuel