Teach about human rights in your classroom with these great resources:
Human rights lesson plans, organized by grade to ensure age-appropriateness, can be used to introduce human rights topics into the classroom. Focused on participatory learning, the lessons will engage students as well as introduce issues such as diversity, immigration, stereotypes, and the obstacles to an adequate standard of living in the United States.
Human Rights Books. Books are a great way to teach about human rights! Here are few book lists to get you started.
Take Action. Learn how you can transform the classroom into a site of social change where students are empowered to become active citizens.
Human Rights Films. Films are a powerful and engaging way to bring human rights into the classroom.
Students from Penumbra Theatre’s Summer Institute created a presentation on the achievement gap affecting girls and students of color while interning at The Advocates for Human Rights in June, 2014. The students, Mansuda Arora and Lexie Simmons, conducted research and interviewed students, teachers, and administrators about their school communities and compiled the information about problem areas and potential solutions into a powerpoint presentation.
Read the students’ findings and recommendations for educators in their assembled presentation.
Join a national network of educators dedicated to building a culture of respect for human rights.
Are you interested in learning more about how you can partner with The Advocates in our Rights Sites Project? If you are an educator or school administrator and would like to learn more about our school partnerships, please contact Sarah Herder, Education Director at The Advocates for Human Rights, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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