"If there is one thing that I do that makes me proud of my work as an educator, it is human rights education."
The Advocates for Human Rights has developed a program to help K-12 teachers integrate human rights education into their curricula. This program, called "Rights Sites," piloted 8 schools located in the Twin Cities metro area in 2003 and now it has grown to include 11 schools. The Rights Sites project provides examples of how human rights education can flourish in diverse educational environments. You are invited to explore the schools' success stories here…
"...When I teach human rights issues as part of my curriculum, students learn that nothing that we study exists in an ethical void - not math, not science, not politics. And then they start to see their own actions and choices as part of the same fundamental human picture…"
Resources for Teachers and Students:
Lesson Example: "Human Rights Introduction"
Frequently asked questions
Tips on evaluation
The values framework for human rights
Films that address human rights
Are you interested in learning more about how you can partner with The Advocates in our Rights Sites Project? If you are an educator or school administrator and would like to learn more about our school partnerships, please contact Kathy Seipp, Education Program Associate at The Advocates for Human Rights.
650 Third Avenue South, Suite 1240, Minneapolis, MN 55402 USA Phone: (612) 341-3302 Fax: (612) 341-2971 Client Line: (612) 341-9845 Email: [email protected]
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