ERIC Number: ED349258
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Let's Talk about Human Rights. Students' Books 1-3. Teacher's Guides, Books 1-2.
Goldstein, Ricki; Sarna, Shirley
These documents are designed to introduce students to some of the fundamental concepts, principles, and values of human rights and to a basic knowledge of human rights legal instruments as they apply to daily lives. Student handbook 1 is a series of lessons and activities that stimulate reading and discussion around the following ideas: What is a human being? What is a human right? Rights and Responsibilities; A Canadian human rights story: Nellie McClung; The Diary of Anne Frank; and The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Background and Application. Student handbook 2 features five case studies, each of which presents a situation where an individual's rights have been denied or infringed upon. The case studies raise the issues of discrimination based upon a disability, age, HIV status, religion, and race. Student handbook 3 invites students to write some of their own thoughts and ideas concerning how some of the human rights principles raised by the curriculum may apply to their own lives. Generous space for student writing is provided on each page following a prompting suggestion such as "We need to know what our rights are because..."; "The Universal Declaration of Human Rights says that..."; and "Here is a story about discrimination...." The teachers' guides accompany the student handbooks and contain helpful materials such as discussion topics, vocabulary words, and teacher's documentation. No teacher's guide exists for student handbook 3. These materials are designed to be used in adult literacy classes in Canada with adults who are reading at an intermediate level. However, as the materials generally are not focused on Canada, they can be used in other countries and are presented in a manner that should be accessible to students of middle school level or higher. (DB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civil Liberties, Foreign Countries, Human Dignity, International Law, Law Related Education, Social Values, Student Educational Objectives, Teaching Methods, Values Education
Canada Human Rights Foundation, 3465 Cotes-des-Neiges Road #301, Montreal, Quebec H3H, 1T7.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Canadian Human Rights Foundation, Montreal (Quebec).
Identifiers - Location: Canada