Human Rights Education
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.
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.
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.
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 download)
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.
Facilitation Manual: a guide to using participatory methodologies for human rights education
The manual is part of 'Education for Human Dignity,' to raise awareness, inform debate, and enable action to tackle the human rights abuses that drive and deepen poverty. It is intended to be used with the modules on poverty and human rights, but may also be adapted to other contexts or used on its own as a general resource for facilitators working in a diversity of settings.
Respect my rights, respect my dignity - Module one: Poverty and human rights
First in the Education for Human Dignity Resource Pack. (Be sure to download the Facilitation Manual). This module can be used to encourage young people to become advocates for other people's human rights - in their own communities, counties, or in other parts of the world - and to empower them to recognize, claim, and realize their own rights.
Respect my rights, respect my dignity: Module two - Housing is a human right
Second in the Education for Human Dignity Resource Pack. (Be sure to download the Facilitation Manual alongside each educational module). The Resource Pack is aimed at young people aged between 15 and 22. It can be adapted for use with slightly younger people, and with older adults. It can be used in formal settings, such as schools and universities, and in non-formal settings outside the classroom.
Respect my rights, respect my dignity: Module three - Sexual and reproductive rights are human rights
Third in the Education for Human Dignity Resource Pack. Designed to be used by and with young people as they support their peers through individual and collective journeys of reflection, critical analysis, and action, including having the knowledge and skills to engage in difficult conversations and to stand up for sexual and reproductive rights.
Making Rights a Reality: Gender Awareness Workshops
Central to anyone's ability to prevent violence against women is an awareness of gender, the social nature of its construction, and the links between gender bias and violence against women. This packet assists participants to understand gender and to move participants beyond understanding to take action to end gender-based discrimination and violence against women.
Making Rights a Reality: Women's Human Rights Education Workshops for Non-Governmental Organizations
Violence against women is a global outrage. This document is designed for human rights educators working with non-governmental organizations working on human rights and other organizations working in similar fields. This booklet includes detailed instructions on how to organize and run a series of workshops for staff, board members, and volunteers.
Making Rights a Reality: Women's Human Rights Education Workshops for Journalists
The overall aim of this two-day workshop is to engage journalists, sensitizing them to issues of gender, specifically gender-based violence, and reinforcing the importance of the role of the media in helping to bring about behavioral and attitudinal change.
Human Rights Friendly Schools Project
Our Human Rights Friendly Schools project aims to empower young people and promote the active participation of all members of the school community to integrate human rights values and principles into all areas of school life. Our Human Rights Friendly School guide describes what a Human Rights Friendly School is and what it can achieve and offers practical suggestions on how to integrate human rights in schools around the world.
Empower Against Torture: A Series of Human Rights Education Workshops
Campaigning to end torture is central to ensuring human rights globally. This 6-part workshop series is designed for young activists to learn more about torture, its consequences, and how they can work to advocate against its practice. Click here for the guide website.