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173 reviewed resources for humanitarians

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: Taking Action

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Learners create a human rights project based on their lesson with Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. In this human rights lesson, students participate in a humanitarian gesture as volunteers by creating a human rights...
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JFK Challenge

For Students 4th - 11th Standards
And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country. And so begins your invigorating, innovative learning experience in the JFK Challenge app! Learners choose from two "missions" and...
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Sudan -- Efforts to Avert Genocide in the Making

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine current events in Sudan and their efforts to prevent another genocide. They identify the roles of different humanitarian organizations in the area. They research the efforts to bring those accused of genocide to...
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Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars study Eleanor Roosevelt's spirit, personal style, and humanitarian efforts. They investigate their own community for volunteer organizations dedicated to helping others.
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Emergency? Ask A Kid!

For Teachers 4th - 8th
What is an actual emergency situation and what should you do to prepare for it? Learners will identify a variety of emergency situations and the appropriate way to address first aid concerns to minimize injuries. They will also discover...
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War in Iraq: Project Suggestions

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students participate in a service-learning project pertaining to the war in Iraq. In this service-learning lesson plan, students participate in up to 12 activities that require them to collaborate and discover facts regarding the war in...
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The Humanitarian Side of Architecture

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the role that architects play in rebuilding communities after natural disasters. They investigate the aftermath of the 1906 California earthquake and fires, and current day efforts to rebuild communities after natural...
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Suffering in Sudan

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Students investigate the humanitarian crisis in the Sudan. They examine the make up of the rebel groups involved in the fighting and the attempts to resolve the conflict.
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Stealing Second: History in the Making

For Teachers 5th - 12th
In this Stealing Second: History in the Making lesson, students evaluate the internet and newspaper as separate and credible resources. Students analyze Clemente as a baseball player and humanitarian. Students create a class timeline...
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Applying Elements of the Graphic Novel to Traditional Literature

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, dedicated to providing humanitarian assistance for the people of Afghanistan, provides a series of exercises designed to be used with a reading of the graphic novel version of Hosseini’s The Kite Runner....
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Southern Secession and Abraham Lincoln’s Presidential Election

For Teachers 6th - 8th
President Abraham Lincoln: a true humanitarian or a savvy politician? The lesson focuses on Abraham Lincoln's presidency and the secession of the southern states. Academics interpret how Lincoln's presidential platform promoting African...
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Amnesty International and Human Rights

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers discover the mission of Amnesty International. In this human rights lesson, students read literature about the social justice organization and then compose letters on behalf of those suffering from human rights persecution...
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The Economics of Dallas Buyers Club

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
How do entrepreneurship and crony capitalism intersect with federal regulation and the Food and Drug Administration in Dallas Buyers Club? This is a fascinating video that covers a wealth of economic concepts while referencing the recent...
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Environmental Security and Ecological Intervention

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine environmental changes .  In this investigative lesson students view a film then complete and activity that includes a debate. 
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Eleanor Roosevelt, A Leader Who Helps People

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students are introduced to Eleanor Roosevelt the person. They are introduced to how she cared about people. Students are introduced to the concept of leadership. They write a poem about Eleanor Roosevelt as a leader, or they write a...
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Government Conflicts and Collaboration Research Project

For Teachers 7th Standards
What happens when communication is not just between two people, but within a much larger organization? Learners explore the interactions between groups, governments, and companies with a instructional activity that focuses on the...
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Immigration

For Teachers 7th Standards
There are likely members of your class who are immigrants to your country, and even more of them whose parents, grandparents, or great grandparents left their countries to find a new life. Teach seventh graders about treating immigrants...
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Honoring an Organization that Brings Relief to Our Nation

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Acknowledge the importance of Red Cross Month in your classroom with these awareness activities.
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Dr. Barnardo 1845-1900

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Meet a Victorian Era philanthropist who helped over 8,000 children in his lifetime. Read about the life and accomplishments of Dr. Barnardo, an advocate for child welfare, in a time of increased child poverty and homelessness. 
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South Caroline Voices: Lessons from the Holocaust

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students consider voices of the Holocaust. In this human rights lesson, students discover several brave individuals who are now honored for their humanitarian efforts during the Holocaust. Students read and engage in class discussions...
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Jimmy Carter: Civic Action, Lesson 1

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Inspired by the humanitarian work of President Jimmy Carter after he left office, high schoolers explore the history of civic action in the United States and generate ideas about problems at the local, national, and international levels....
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Clara Barton's House: Home of the American Red Cross

For Teachers 6th - 8th
A fabulous lesson on the life of Clara Barton awaits your class. They describe how Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross, and the role it played in organizing help for those in need. Additionally, young historians explain how...
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Boating Safety and Water Sports - Lesson 3 - First Aid

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What are the basic first aid supplies that should be on a boat? What should be done when someone stops breathing and/or their heart stops beating? Lesson three is only one of twenty-two lessons on boat safety. This instructional activity...
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Emergency Preparedness

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students are introduced to governmental and humanitarian responses to disasters. They research organizations such as FEMA and the Red Cross. They examine their local National Guard unit as well.

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