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Students explore refugee policies. In this international law and U.S. policy lesson plan, students examine the U.S. policy on refugees between 1950 and 1980 as well as the current policy. Students examine the compliancy of international...
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...
Constitutional Rights Foundation
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...
Texas Education Agency (TEA)
Scholars receive direct instruction about the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, international law, and global business behavior. They demonstrate understanding by completing a short-answer formal assessment.
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.
Do We Need a Permanenet International Criminal Court?: War Crimes, Violence, International Law and Politics, Nuremberg
In this lesson, 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.
Learners 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.
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...
Constitutional Rights Foundation
Just who owns the South China Sea—and its vast resources—has been a conundrum for decades. Pupils explore the international law and disputes surrounding the resource-rich body of water, as well as China's claims over it. A background...
Equality and Human Rights Commission
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...
Students analyze America's foreign policy. In this military intervention lesson, students listen to their instructor present a lecture on U.S. military interventions since 1989. Students respond to discussion questions about the lecture.
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...
Students 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.
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...
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...
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.
Echoes & Reflections
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...
The Great War
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...
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.
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...
Advocates for Human Rights
Don't be fooled by the size of the resource: these few pages provide the blueprint for a substantial, thoughtful unit on children's rights and the different philosophies and approaches that the United States and other countries have...