ERIC Number: ED295879
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Social Studies: Appendix for Elementary, Middle, and High School Guides for Teaching about Human Rights.
Detroit Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Curriculum Development Services.
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 Child; and (3) the Charter of the United Nations. "Thermal Pollution: Background Material for a Mock Trial," highlights an unusual case of thermal pollution that occurred when cold water was introduced into an artificially-warmed tidewater stream in New Jersey. "The 100% American" is a vignette designed to initiate discussion on the many contributions of other cultures to the U.S. way of life. The list of "65 Ways To Say That's a Job Well Done," shows how self-esteem can be engendered in students. "Body Ritual Among the Nacerima: A Study in Ethnocentrism" is a parody that describes some "strange customs" of Americans. Statistical data is provided on the number and percent of persons below the poverty level from 1959 to 1974, and research is cited on prejudice and discrimination. The document also includes: (1) a filmography of filmstrips on human rights for elementary, middle, and high school classes; (2) a filmography of soundfilms on human rights for elementary, middle and high school students; and (3) an extensive annotated bibliography on human rights for elementary, middle, and high schools. (SM)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Equal Protection, Filmographies, Global Approach, Instructional Materials, International Education, Learning Activities, Political Attitudes, Primary Sources, Simulation, Social Studies, World Problems
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Detroit Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Curriculum Development Services.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Universal Declaration of Human Rights