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Intergenerational Relationships,
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AARP. 601 E Street NW, Washington, DC 20049, (202) 434-2277 or (800) 424-3410, www.aarp.org. The largest organization for people age 50 and older. It offers resources, membership benefits, publications, and a Grandparent Information Center for grandparents raising grandchildren.

Association for Conflict Resolution. 1527 New Hampshire Ave NW, Third Floor, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 667-9700, www.acresolution.org. A professional organization dedicated to enhancing the practice and public understanding of conflict resolution. Home of the Conflict Resolution Education Network (CRENet), which is committed to creating safe schools and civil communities by making conflict resolution education universally available.

Center for Intergenerational Learning. Temple University, 1601 N Broad Street, Room 206, Philadelphia, PA 19122, (215) 204-6970, www.temple.edu/CIL. Fosters intergenerational cooperation and exchange. It runs a number of intergenerational programs and offers training, publications, and videotapes.

Chinaberry Books Catalog. 2780 Via Orange Way, Spring Valley, CA 91978, (800) 776-2242, www.chinaberry.com. A wonderful source for books, gifts, and other treasures for the whole family. They carefully review and select every book they carry.

crafterscommunity.com. If you're looking for crafting information on the Internet, this is the place to start. Offers thousands of links.

Creative Forecasting. PO Box 7789, Colorado Springs, CO 80933-7789, (800) 373-0115 or (719) 633-3174, www.creativeforecasting.net. A 56-page monthly magazine for Activity and Recreation Professionals working in long-term care and assisted living facilities, adult day services, retirement communities, and senior centers. Excellent activity planning and educational information.

Creative Response to Conflict, Inc. Box 271, 521 N Broadway, Nyack, NY 10960, (914) 353-1796, www.planet-rockland.org/conflict. Workshops and resources for educators, parents, and youth leaders on conflict resolution, mediation, problem solving, and bias awareness.

Educators for Social Responsibility. 23 Garden St, Cambridge, MA 02138, (800) 370-2515 or (617) 492-1764, www.esrnational.org. Supports schools, families, and children in character education, conflict resolution, violence prevention, and intergroup relations. Offers training, resources, and programs, including a K-12 school-based program in conflict resolution.

Elderhostel. 11 Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA 02111-1746, (877) 426-8056 or (978) 323-4141, www.elderhostel.org. A non-profit organization that offers high-quality, affordable, educational adventures for adults who are 55 and older. They also offer unique intergenerational programs for grandparents and grandchildren.

Experience Corps. Civic Ventures, 425 Second St, Suite 601, San Francisco, CA 94107, (415) 430-0141, www.experiencecorps.org. A national program started in 1995 that mobilizes the time, talent, and experience of older adults in service to the community. It provides local schools and youth-serving organizations with caring older adults who can work directly with children, tutoring and mentoring.

Family Tree. 1507 Dana Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45207-1005, (513) 531-2690, www.familytreemagazine.com. A bi-monthly magazine that offers advice, guidance, and perspective to family-history enthusiasts.

Generations Together. University Center for Social and Urban Research, University of Pittsburgh, 121 University Place, Suite 300, Pittsburgh, PA 15260-5907, (412) 648-7150, www.gt.pitt.edu. Promotes interaction between young and old through community outreach, education, and research. It has an extensive library and offers a number of publications on intergenerational programming.

Generations United. 122 C Street NW, Suite 820, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 638-1263, www.gu.org. One of the main Legacy Project Partners. The premier national organization promoting intergenerational strategies, programs, and policies. It is a coalition of over 100 organizations, and offers a number of publications and a newsletter.

International Listening Association. PO Box 744, River Falls, WI 54022, (800) 452-4505 or (715) 425-3377, www.listen.org. A professional organization that promotes the study, development, and teaching of effective listening. The website offers a listing of listening quotes, and other listening resources.

Memory Makers magazine. 12365 Huron St, Suite 500, Denver, CO 80234-3438, (303) 452-0048 or (800) 366-6465, www.memorymakersmagazine.com. The Exclusive Scrapbook Partner for the Something to Remember Me By Legacy Project. Great ideas and expert information for people who believe in keeping the tradition of the family photo historian alive. They also offer a number of books on scrapbooking and preserving family memories. Teachers can use information to bring any subject to life for students -- family history, celebrating friendship, recording achievement, or exploring a new topic.

National Academy for Teaching and Learning about Aging. University of North Texas, PO Box 310919, Denton, TX 76203-0919, (940) 565-3450, www.unt.edu/natla. Promotes education about aging-related issues. It offers training, consultation, and resources for organizations, universities, and schools across the country.

National Senior Service Corps (Corporation for National Service). 1201 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20525, (202) 606-5000, www.seniorcorps.org. An opportunity for seniors to share their time and talents by becoming involved in Foster Grandparents, the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, or the Senior Companion Program.

Parenting Coalition International. 1025 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 415, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 530-0849, www.parentingcoalition.org. One of the main Legacy Project Partners. Offers parenting information and resources, and serves as a central link connecting parenting organizations worldwide.

Pathways to Peace. PO Box 1057, Larkspur, CA 94977, (415) 461-0500, www.pathwaystopeace.org. A nonprofit peace building, educational, and consulting organization.

Peace Education Foundation. (800) 749-8838, www.peace-ed.org. A nonprofit educational organization that promotes peacemaking skills in homes, schools, and communities. Offers classroom-tested curricula for pre-K through grade 12 as well as training and implementation support.

Personal Journaling. 1507 Dana Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45207-1005, (513) 531-2690, www.journalingmagazine.com. A bi-monthly magazine designed for journal writers who are looking for advice and inspiration.

positivelyaging.uthscsa.edu. An interdisciplinary curriculum that helps teachers integrate lessons from aging research into their regular coursework. Enhances math, life and behavioral sciences, especially with regards to health promotion.

pr.aoa.dhhs.gov/naic. A central source for a wide variety of information, facts, and statistics on aging.

rememberjosie.org/carols. Words and music to dozens and dozens of Christmas carols.

Rethinking Schools. 1001 E Keefe Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53212, (800) 669-4192 or (414) 964-9646, www.rethinkingschools.org. A nonprofit organization working toward school reform. Offers publications and a journal.

The Communication Project. 9 Lobraico Lane, Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario, L4A 7X5, Canada, (905) 852-3777 or (800) 772-7765, www.communicationproject.org. One of the main Legacy Project Partners. An intergenerational research and education group. It offers resources and award-winning books for educators, parents, and grandparents.

United Generations Ontario. 1185 Eglinton Ave E, Suite 604B, Toronto, Ontario, M3C 3C6, Canada, (416) 426-7115, www.intergenugo.org. An umbrella organization that offers Canadian information on intergenerational resources, programs, and policies.

Workable Peace Project. c/o Consensus Building Institute, 131 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138, (617) 492-1414, ext 24, www.workablepeace.org. A high school curriculum, teaching, and learning project that integrates the study of intergroup conflict and the development of civic and social skills.

www.accuracy.org. The Institute for Public Accuracy is a nationwide consortium of policy researchers that seeks to broaden public dialogue by providing a variety of perspectives on issues in the media.

www.activepro.net. Programming ideas, information, and Internet links for activity professionals working in nursing homes and other seniors facilities.

www.ancestry.com. One of the leading resources for family history online. With a paid membership, you gain access to a database of information for over 1 billion names.

www.ancientfaces.com. An online photo website dedicated to connecting families with their legacies. Includes photos, family stories, and recipes.

www.beritsbest.com/14498.shtml. A listing of the best holiday websites for kids.

www.cyndislist.com. A great genealogy site that has over 40,000 categorized links to other sites and answers to frequently asked questions.

www.education-world.com/holidays. Lots of top-quality information, ideas, and links.

www.familysearch.org. The largest family history website. Includes step-by-step research guidance and links to other sites with family history information.

www.geezer.com. More than 500 senior artisans offer their beautifully handcrafted products to online shoppers. A great source for special gifts -- 6,000 products you won't find anywhere else!

www.grandparenting.org. Foundation for Grandparenting. 108 Farnham Rd, Ojai, CA 93023. Founded by grandparenting pioneer Arthur Kornhaber. It provides education, information, and networking.

www.grandparentsintl.com. Ideas and links to bring grandparents and grandchildren closer together.

www.grandparents-day.com. Learn about and celebrate National Grandparents Day in September. Site includes activities and contests.

www.grandparentworld.com. This website includes free e-mail accounts, links, and information to help generations stay connected.

www.grg.org/calment.html. Learn all about centenarians (people who have reached 100 years of age).

www.holidays.net. A great collection of holiday information, including history and related activities.

www.legacyproject.org. Website for the Legacy Project. Offers free online activity kits, resources, and contests, as well as information and award-winning books for grandparents, parents, schools, and community groups.

www.mediate.com. An intelligent forum for commentary, thought, and discussion about conflict resolution.

www.myfamily.com. Offers a free, easy-to-use template for a private family website; includes areas for news, chats, photos, and more.

www.myhistory.org. My History, 1-877-NEH-HISTORY. FREE guidebook filled with ideas for preserving your family's history including writing a journal, playing detective with photos, researching your family tree, and saving family treasures.

kclibrary.lonestar.edu/decades.html. A fantastic website with photos and historical information (e.g. fashion & fads, historic events, art, books, music, film & TV) on each of the decades of the twentieth century. Ideal for helping children explore, understand, and compare to the time their grandparents grew up.

www.okinawaprogram.com. Website of the Okinawa Centenarian Study, which is investigating the world's longest-lived people.

www.ourtimelines.com. Enter the year of your birth to find out what other famous people were born during the same year. Then, enter the current date, your birth date, and some events in your life. A historical timeline will be generated showing your personal events in the context of other historical events. Great for comparing the lives and historical events of children, parents, and grandparents.

www.peacejam.org. An international education program built around leading Nobel Peace Laureates who work with youth to pass on the spirit, skills, and wisdom they embody.

www.rootsweb.com/~wgwkids. A great website for kids (and teachers leading classroom activities) to learn about family histories in general and their family in particular.

www.sadako.org. Inspired by the Sadako story from Japan (see One Thousand Paper Cranes: The Story of Sadako and the Children's Peace Statue by Takayuki Ishii in the Storybooks to Share with Children section of this kit). Home of the World Peace Project for Children, which has as its goal educating children and giving them tools to build positive connections with children in other cultures.

www.tech.org/~cleary/NNC/nncmain.html. Information on noted nonagenarians (people in their 90s) and centenarians (people who have reached 100 years of age).

www.tolerance.org. Information and resources for teachers, parents, and children on fighting hate and promoting tolerance.

www.unicef.ca/eng/unicef/lessons/peace/. Activities and school lesson plans around the theme "Building a Culture of Peace."

www.workablepeace.org/now.html. An excellent resource for high school classes (as well as adults), this website offers an overview, a variety of perspectives, and an analysis model for exploring issues like what should be done after the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.

From Holiday Activity Kit by Susan V. Bosak ©2003

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