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ERIC Number: ED438213
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 160
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-929293-39-8
Human Rights Here and Now: Celebrating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Flowers, Nancy, Ed.
Although December 10, 1998, marked the 50th anniversary of the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), most people living in the United States remain unaware of this document, the foundation stone of all human rights. Intended for use by both community groups and teachers in elementary and secondary schools, this educational resource addresses that lack of knowledge by providing background information, ideas for taking action, and interactive exercises to help people learn about the human rights guaranteed in the UDHR. The resource constitutes a "starter kit" for human rights education: background information on human rights history, principles, and issues; strategies for teaching human rights; 15 activities for a wide variety of age groups from kindergarten through adult groups; and essential human rights documents. Following an introduction, the resource is divided into the following sections: (1) "Human Rights Fundamentals"; (2) "The Right to Know Your Rights"; (3) "Activities"; (4) "Taking Action for Human Rights"; and (5) "Appendices." (BT)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Human Rights Resource Center.; Amnesty International USA, New York, NY.; Stanley Foundation, Muscatine, IA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Universal Declaration of Human Rights