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ERIC Number: EJ1003785
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
Using Literature for Young People to Teach about Human Rights
Sheffield, Caroline C.; Cruz, Barbara C.
Social Education, v76 n5 p263-265 Oct 2012
Using literature in the social studies classroom is a useful pedagogy that is particularly well-suited in human rights education. Literature can give voice to people who cannot speak for themselves and gives students an opportunity to consider perspectives that are often foreign to them. When used with delicacy and care, these literary explorations can serve not only as a source of information and knowledge, they can also provide inspiration to the next generation of human rights advocates. (Contains 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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