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Rights Sites: Integrating Human Rights Education into Twin Cities Schools

"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