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Sohcot, Sandy – Online Submission, 2012
We are pleased to provide the July 2012 edition of the Curriculum and Resource Guide for "The World As It Could Be" Human Rights Education Program. This program, is an outgrowth of a series of successful initiatives carried out since 2006 to educate and inspire youth and adults to further human rights for all people and have greater…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Human Dignity, Resource Materials, Curriculum Guides
Francis, Greg; Inoue, Keiko; Orrick, Stefanie – 2001
The United Nations' founding in 1945 and the 1948 adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights reflected the international community's growing commitment to the protection and recognition of what is now referred to as human rights. Despite increased international attention, human rights violations continue to occur at the local, regional,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Civil Liberties, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
Flowers, Nancy, Ed. – 1998
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…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Civil Liberties, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education
Shiman, David A. – 1999
On December 10, 1998, the world celebrated the 50th anniversary of the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The U.S. Constitution possesses many of the political and civil rights articulated in the UDHR. The UDHR, however, goes further than the U.S. Constitution, including many social and economic rights as well. This book…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Civil Liberties, Economic Factors, Elementary Secondary Education
Shiman, David A. – 1999
This curriculum guide incorporates three dimensions of human rights education: teaching about human rights, teaching against human rights violations, and teaching for the creation of a world in which all human beings are treated with justice and dignity. The book is based upon the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).…
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Democracy, Due Process
Ferguson, Henry, Ed. – 1981
This handbook was designed to help students learn the cultural contexts in which human rights are variously defined. It provides a comparative study of five nations, selected for their geographic and cultural scope, as a unique way to study human rights. Chapter 1 sets the stage for the study by presenting activities for establishing class…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Civil Rights, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
Carelli, Anne O'Brien – 1981
This learning packet consists of 10 exercises which can be used independently by students or as class activities. The activities in the packet were developed to foster awareness of international human rights issues. The objectives are stated at the top of each exercise, with vocabulary words listed under the objectives. Materials from the…
Descriptors: Art Education, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Elementary Education
Gilbert, Janet M. – 1981
This learning packet contains seven modules designed to teach about human rights around the world. These activities may be integrated into different subjects within the social studies curriculum. For each module, the case studies are drawn from two of the five countries included in the "Handbook on Human Rights and Citizenship." Each…
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Freedom of Speech, Human Dignity
Frazier, Louise; And Others – 1981
Human rights are those essentials of human existence that are inherent in the species. They are moral claims that satisfy the basic needs of all human beings. Ten major goals and numerous objectives were developed to undergird the Detroit (Michigan) curriculum, and this guide is established around the 10 major goals for teaching students about…
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Curriculum Guides, Educational Objectives
Todorov, Karen; And Others – 1981
Implementation of the 10 major goals and various objectives of the Detroit (Michigan) curriculum for teaching middle school students about human rights is done through a number of activities and resources. Each of the lessons is structured around one of the major goals and provides objectives, learner outcomes, activities, and resources. An…
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Curriculum Guides, Educational Objectives
Nash, Evelyn; And Others – 1981
The implementation of the Detroit (Michigan) human rights curriculum at the high school level is done through a series of classroom activities and resources appropriate for high school students. Each of the lessons is structured around one of the 10 major goals identified in the curriculum and provides objectives, learner outcomes, activities, and…
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Curriculum Guides, Educational Objectives
Detroit Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Curriculum Development Services. – 1982
Seventy documents including primary source materials, simulations, mock trials, short stories, vignettes, and statistical data are provided for the implementation of the elementary, middle, and high school human rights curriculum. Original documents include: (1) the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; (2) the Declaration of the Rights of the…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Educational Resources
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Miller, Barbara; Parisi, Lynn – Update on Law-Related Education, 1994
Presents a lesson designed to analyze cultural practices from the perspective of U.S. laws. Proposes a legal philosophy continuum ranging from universalist to relativist positions. Provides student handouts that present legal case studies involving cultural contexts. (CFR)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, Class Activities, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Context
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Sanchez, Ana Isabel – Update on Law-Related Education, 1994
Presents a lesson designed to help students identify components of justice and discern issues of justice and injustice in daily life. Includes background information and preparation, an activity preparation phase, and an application phase in which five role-playing scenarios are used. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education, Intermediate Grades
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Rosen, Philip – Social Studies, 1990
Discusses the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a vehicle for learning democratic and humanistic values. Provides goals for instruction about the Declaration. Compares the Declaration to U.S. Supreme Court cases and congressional acts, and suggests classroom activities using it. Includes an appendix on Supreme Court cases and…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Democracy, Elementary Secondary Education, Humanism
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