ERIC Number: ED091287
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
A Human Rights Curriculum. Profiles of Promise 30.
At Northport High School, New York, the subject of human rights is dealt with in a tenth grade European Cultures Studies course. The ten week unit treats the concept of human rights as well as historical and current cases focusing on basic liberties. As students study the individual cases involving human rights, they delve into the political and social background of the country involved. Students compare similar situations in history and literature and further explore issues in small group discussions of readings. Each student is required to write a thought or reaction paper as the culminating unit activity. To add a personal experience dimension to the curriculum, extensive use is made of resource speakers including political and governmental experts, representatives from social action and religious groups, and local teachers. Student involvement takes the form of school-wide programs and displays, taped interviews and correspondence with experts in the field, participation in local social action projects, newspaper writing, and fund raising. Students are evaluated by traditional testing methods as well as by individual assessment of interest and motivation level. (Author/KSM)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Current Events, Educational Innovation, European History, Freedom of Speech, Grade 10, Human Resources, Moral Values, Political Issues, Secondary Education, Social Problems, Social Studies, Student Interests, Student Projects, Teacher Developed Materials, Units of Study
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.; ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Boulder, CO.
Identifiers - Location: New York