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ERIC Number: ED388566
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
Pages: 149
Abstractor: N/A
WE: Lessons on Equal Worth and Dignity. The United Nations and Human Rights (Grades 7-12). Educating for Peace Project.
Simon, Ken; And Others
This curriculum module for students in grades 7-12 focuses on the subject of tolerance. The lessons provide students with opportunities to develop knowledge about issues and events of intergroup relations, increase student awareness of the dynamics of intolerance, and help students build a framework for developing their thinking about these issues. Divided into six sections, section 1, "Teacher to Teacher," provides: (1) "Invitation and Challenge"; (2) "Sample Parent Letter"; and (3) "President Bill Clinton, 'The United Nations and the United States.'" Section 2, "The Power of Language," includes: (1) "Language as Message"; (2) "Symbols as Message"; and (3) "Music as Message." Section 3, "The Tolerance Spectrum," contains: (1) "Measuring Intolerance"; (2) "Dialogue: Teens and Police"; (3) "Retard"; and (4) "Beyond Tolerance." Section 4, "The United Nations and Rights," includes: (1) "The Charter of the United Nations"; (2) "Human Rights and Respect"; and (3) "Conditions of Restivek Children in Haiti." Section 4, "Taking Action," contains: (1) "Women"; (2) "500 Years Since Columbus"; (3) "A School Campaign To Eliminate Racism"; and (4) "Old Enemies/New Friends." Section 5, "Reflections on Personal Change," includes: (1) "My Diary"; and (2) "Tolerance Pledge." A resource section and an evaluation section are included. (EH)
United Nations Association of the United States of America, 485 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10017-6104.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Bremer (Otto) Foundation, St. Paul, Minn.
Authoring Institution: United Nations Association of the United States of America, New York, NY.; United Nations Association of Minnesota, Minneapolis.