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ERIC Number: EJ1003786
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
Web Resources for Teaching about Human Rights
Merryfield, Merry M.; Badang, Germain; Bragg, Christina; Kvasov, Aleksandr; Taylor, Nathan; Waliaula, Anne; Yamaguchi, Misato
Social Education, v76 n5 p266-268 Oct 2012
The study of human rights is inseparable from social studies. Beyond the basic political, economic, and social freedoms and rights spelled out in The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, hundreds of specialized topics have developed that demonstrate the complex nature of human rights in the twenty-first-century world--environmental exploitation of indigenous peoples in Brazil, child soldiers in Sierra Leone, the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS in South Africa, human trafficking in the United States, and more. This article offers a small sampler of websites that represent a few of the amazing resources available. The first section includes websites that are "global in scope." These major sites address all world regions and many types of human rights issues. In the second section are sites selected to demonstrate "multiple perspectives" on how people across the world are working to support and extend human rights in places where poverty, conflict, or repressive regimes oppress people of all ages. The authors hope that their knowledge and diverse experiences as educators from Cameroon, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, and the United States have identified sites that will contribute to the students' global understanding.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil; Cameroon; Japan; Kazakhstan; Kenya; Sierra Leone; South Africa; United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Universal Declaration of Human Rights