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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
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
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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Wronka, Joseph – Journal of Moral Education, 1994
Contends that human rights education, particularly in the United States, tends to emphasize civil and political rights. Argues the need to emphasize economic and social rights and the interdependency of human rights. Contends that moral education should open discussion and scholarship so that students will choose their values. (CFR)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Democratic Values, Educational Objectives
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Starkey, Hugh – Journal of Moral Education, 1992
Contends that public education has basic, secular texts that include basic human rights common to all the world's peoples. Identifies the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 as the first of these documents. Argues that schools in all nations should emphasize equality of rights and equality of dignity. (CFR)
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Civil Liberties, Comparative Education, Curriculum Development
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Reardon, Betty A. – Social Education, 1994
Asserts that, in teaching about human rights, the international standards should be the fundamental core of the content and values to be communicated. Recommends that teachers should use the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the standard by which the actions of individuals and governments should be compared. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizen Role, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civil Liberties
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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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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