Peace is an essential human need. The Montessori method is often called “education for peace.” Peace is not simply the absence of war. It is the result of a collaborative effort to build and maintain the concepts of fairness, cooperation, responsibility, community, freedom of choice, acceptance and the empathy. Children learn the importance of peace through their work and social interactions. They are taught that peace often comes from within, but it must be practiced. Peace is also far easier to destroy than to create. Therefore it is important for each child to develop his own idea of peace, so that he can do his own work to build it.