Teaching Guides

Teaching Guides

Human Rights Education

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Innocents Lost

Innocents Lost Curriculum Guide
Amnesty International USA is proud to present the curriculum guide for Innocents Lost, a book about child soldiers written by Jimmie Briggs.

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The Conflict in Darfur and eastern Chad
This teaching guide is intended to provide a framework for engaging students in activities and lessons that will allow them to gain a greater understanding of issues that seem difficult and complex. The conflict in Darfur and eastern Chad is extremely complicated and this curriculum guide seeks to address many related issues in the most comprehensive and responsible manner possible. This curriculum guide is designed to offer teachers and students an accessible way to approach learning about the conflict, as well as the opportunity to delve deeper into specific issues such as the role of women and girls and the conflict as it affects refugees and IDPs.

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Our World, Our Rights
This book is designed to introduce elementary school children to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). It offers children a simple way of remembering the rights embodied in the UDHR, and also helps them to identify rights and responsibilities which accompany them. 170 pages. Includes classroom activities, stories, case studies, action opportunities and a list of additional resources.

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UDHR Poster Series and Teachers Guide
The poster series and accompanying curriculum focus on 12 different articles found in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and applies this to a broad range of coursework. Our aim is to encourage teachers from different curriculum areas to incorporate human rights issues in their teaching.(PDF - these files are large and may take a while to dowload)

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Service Learning: Lesson Plans and Projects PDF
Service-learning is a powerful and provocative way for people to learn about human rights-related issues. Working in both the classroom and the "field" establishes a crucial link between the content of curriculum learned in school and the various realities that exist in the world.

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