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International Children's Rights Organizations

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Distinguish specific historical aspects of international organizations and identify the role played by international organizations such as UNICEF, Amnesty International, International Labor Organization, Human Rights Watch and Child...
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Using the Amnesty Interactive CD-ROM

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students view the Amnesty Interactive CD-ROM and investigate different aspects of human rights around the world. They identify people who have contributed to human rights, documents from ancient to modern times that have contributed to...
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Rights Abuses Around the World: What Can We Do?

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students read about an Urgent Action information sheet from Amnesty International and a petition about human rights abuses against sexual minorities outside the USA. They discuss the situation, read about other similar cases and then...
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Credit to the Nation: Human Rights Cards

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars examine the lives of refugees. In this human rights lesson, students use the provided refugee cards to play games that require them to learn details about the lives of the refugees. 
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Genocide

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders examine human genocide. In this genocide lesson, 12th graders listen to their instructor present a lecture about genocide and then research specific historical events. Students present their research findings to their peers.
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Activists for Human Rights

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed
Learners research prominent human rights activists from U.S. history. They report the biographical facts of their subject along with information on the causes he or she represented. Students also examine local human rights issues and...
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Creating a Human Rights Community

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students work together to create lists of rights and responsibilities that set a standard of behavior to foster human rights in their community. They participate in class discussions, draft a plan of action to establish these behaviors...
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Amnesty International

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students are introduced to the phrase 'human rights. They discuss how they would feel if they were an underage soldier. Students are divided into small groups, they work together to answer questions such as: How would you define...
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“Walling Out the Unwanted”: Understanding the Barriers that Perpetuate Anti-Immigrant Bias

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
As part of a study of immigrant bias, high schoolers investigate the language used in blogs, readings, media reports, and current legislation whose language perpetuates xenophobia. They then consider ways they can get involved in...
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The Terror of Their Ways

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars examine human rights abuses. In this contemporary history lesson, students investigate violations against human rights during war. Young scholars discuss the work of the Red Cross and Amnesty International in promoting...
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Breaking News English: Israel And Hamas Reject Amnesty Report

For Students 5th - 10th
In this English instructional activity, learners read "Israel And Hamas Reject Amnesty Report," and then respond to 1 essay, 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
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Human Rights: What Will Students and Teacher Do?

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students analyze the "Universal Declaration of Human Rights." In this human rights lesson plan, students explore the text of this document and watch Amnesty International videos about human rights. Students then locate and discuss...
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Children in War and Strife: Case Studies

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine the lives of students in war torn countries. After reading case studies, they work together to answer discussion questions. They review the roles of the Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International and develop a...
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Respect My Rights, Respect My Dignity: Module One – Poverty and Human Rights

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Creating an environment where learners feel both educated and empowered challenges any teacher when discussing a sometimes bleak topic. A respectful resource provides them with the details and permits them to make a plan of action....
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Advocates for Human Rights

The Right to Workers in United States

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
To raise awareness and understanding of modern-day slavery, class groups research the various forms of slavery, including human trafficking, read and reflect on case studies, and design a plan of action for their community.
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Who Are Travellers?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners visit specified websites to research zoning information in Essex. They participate in a role play to present a zoning request to a city council. Groups of students prepare their side of the case and create their proposal to be...
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Human Rights in the U.S.

For Students 6th - 8th
Here's a fun, creative approach to the profoundly important issue of human rights. Young citizens do three activities, two of which involve them finding images from magazines that reflect human rights of their choosing and creating a...
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Human Rights and Service Learning (Part 1)

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What better way is there to teach about human rights than by seeing them firsthand? Introduce your class or club to the spirit of service through a myriad of service project ideas. First in a series of human rights instructional...
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Are Gay Rights "Special"?

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Inspire critical thinking with this activity, which prompts students to compare lesbian, gat, bisexual, and transgender rights with the rights guaranteed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. By collecting topical articles about...
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All about Me!

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Celebrate the uniqueness of your students with this character building lesson series. In order to learn about and appreciate diversity and individuality, children create All About Me books by cutting out and drawing pictures that...
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Hong Kong: Law to Ban Criticism of China

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students compare the governmental policies of Hong Kong before and after returning to the People's Republic of China. They describe and analyze the "Basic Law 23" of Hong Kong statutes and its effect on Hong Kong's political and economic...
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The Great Escape

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students are introduced to human rights. They comprehend the democracy, legal and human rights and responsibilities, systems of justice, and skills in communication and working with others. Students work in teams. They make a long,...
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Life, Camera, Action

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students investigate the history, politics and culture of Somalia. They analyze media coverage and portrayal of the country. They focus on the role of media in reporting on Somalia and the current debate over the film Black Hawk Down.
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Rights and Responsibilities: Making the Connection

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the Bill of Rights. For this philanthropy lesson, students identify the responsibilities that accompany the 5 basic guaranteed rights in the Bill of Rights. Students interview a community member regarding basic rights.

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