International Law Teacher Resources

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Refugees: International Law and U.S. Policy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore refugee policies. In this international law and U.S. policy lesson, students examine the U.S. policy on refugees between 1950 and 1980 as well as the current policy. Students examine the compliancy of international laws...
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Refugees: International Law and U.S. Policy

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Discover the ways America has opened its borders to international refugees, and the ways other countries have been more or less welcoming, with an informational passage about United States and international policies on refugees. After...
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War and International Law: A Brief History of the Law of War

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the history of the law of war. In this international law lesson, students listen to a lecture regarding the history of international law spanning from Pax Romana to Collective Security. Students respond to discussion...
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International Law and Organizations

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars conduct research and debate some of the conflicting viewpoints surrounding state sovereignty vs. the governance of international institutions. They read interviews and participate in role-plays.
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War and International Law America’s Foreign Policy: Military Intervention

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers analyze America's foreign policy. In this military intervention lesson plan, students listen to their instructor present a lecture on U.S. military interventions since 1989. High schoolers respond to discussion questions...
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Life as a Refugee

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Lesson 1 from a Refugees and Human Rights unit is based on the UNHCR video “Working with Refugees.” Pupils gain an understanding of the role the United Nations plays in protecting and assisting refugees worldwide and have an opportunity...
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Where Is Home?

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Gabriel and Aluel have finally made it to an international refugee camp. However, Aluel is not allowed to attend school. Pupils examine why and argue for her right to an education using documents from international law. Then, they make...
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How Do Human Rights Work?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Do human rights apply to children? Scholars learn of three children asking for help to determine their rights and how to handle specific situations. Class members must research any laws pertaining to the requested right and how the...
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Debating the Control of Scarce Resources

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners examine the issue of government versus private sector control of natural resources. They read an article, evaluate the need for international law governing resource allocation, and participate in a class debate.
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Do We Need a Permanenet International Criminal Court?: War Crimes, Violence, International Law and Politics, Nuremberg

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
In this instructional activity, students explore the history, relevance and current application of international tribunals for war crimes. Students look at cases from the Nuremberg trials, Tokyo trials and the Bosnian War.
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Issues of Asylum in the U.S.

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students consider asylum and refugee status. In this U.S. asylum lesson, students investigate the cases of Walter Polovchak and Elian Gonzalez. Students then consider the case for asylum reform.
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Abuse of Power

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students process news of the abuse of Iraqi prisoners in American custody and explore international laws that dictate the treatment of prisoners during wartime.
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Discrimination

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students examine concept of discrimination and explore difference between appropriate and harmful discrimination. Students discuss relevant Australian legislation and International Law, choose example of discrimination, and write...
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Unit on International Law and Organizations

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students participate in a debate between internationalists and the rights of sovereign nations. They read interviews and role play one of the sides in a mock interview.
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The Blame Game

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research the sinking of the Lusitania. They work together to develop a position supporting an idea. They discover principles of international law and the rights of non-combatants in wartime.
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The Children and Legacies Beyond the Holocaust

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Using video testimony, primary source documents that detail international agreements, and structured discussions, learners consider the precarious position of children during the Holocaust and other international conflicts, and how to...
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Poison Gas Warfare In WW1

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Lungs burning, eyes blurry—chemical weapons cause great destruction. Scholars view a short video analyzing the first use of chemical weapons in World War I. The eighth lesson of a 32-part series on the Great War investigates the legality...
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American Focus on World Constitutions

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders describe essential components of a constitution and cite cultural factors affecting international law-making.
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Globalization: Darfur

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the conflict in Darfur. In this global studies lesson, students listen to their instructor present a lecture about how history, geopolitics, and international law have contributed to the conflict. Students read a case...
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War and International Law:America’s Foreign Policy: A Brief History

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers discover the history of American foreign policy. In this foreign policy activity, students listen to their instructor present a lecture that presents a brief history of American foreign policy. High schoolers respond to...
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Creating an Animal Welfare Charter

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students investigate the treatment of animals. In this animal welfare lesson, students discuss some of the laws and ordinances that have been passed in places like England to prevent animal cruelty. Students identify international...
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American Focus on World Constitutions

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders describe essential components of a constitution and cite cultural factors affecting international law-making.
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Congress's War Powers

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Declaring war is not as easy as some may think. High schoolers learn about Congress's limits regarding war by reading important clauses in the US Constitution. Various independent and collaborative activities reinforce learning, making...
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The Rule of Law

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What functions do laws serve in our society? Your learners will be guided through several interactive activities to address this question, and to consider the impact of rule of law in American society.

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