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CURRICULUM LINKS AND LESSON PLANS

AMERICAN FORUM FOR GLOBAL EDUCATION

For thirty years, the American Forum has been nationally recognized for providing leadership by initiating hundreds of programs and developing educational materials focused on a global perspective. It is the goal of the American Forum that the young people of the United States achieve an understanding of global issues, of cultural differences and similarities, and promotion of our nation's youth for responsible citizenship in an increasingly interconnected and rapidly changing world.

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL USA HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION LESSON PLANS

Amnesty International was founded in London in 1961. A Nobel Prize-winning grassroots activist organization with over 1.8 million members worldwide. Amnesty International undertakes research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination, with the context of its work to promote all human rights. Amnesty International USA is the U.S. Section of Amnesty International. The following are lesson plans found on their website:

Crisis in Iraq: Tips for Teachers
Discrimination and Literature

Discrimination and Sports History
Everyone Has the Right to Marry
Everyone Has the Right to Freedom of Religion
Four Lessons on the Death Penalty
Freedom From Slavery

Human Rights in Haiti (PDF File)
Pack Your Bags: The Status and Rights of Refugees
We Are One Family: My Family / Your Family / Our Families

BRIDGES TO UNDERSTANDING: CONNECTING CHILDREN WORLDWIDE THROUGH DIGITAL STORYTELLING

Bridges is an online classroom program connecting indigenous and urban children worldwide through visual storytelling. Central to the program is interactive photographic storytelling mentored by professionals and created by the students.

CURRICULUM FOR PEACEJAM WITH RIGOBERTA MENCHU TUM

PeaceJam is a dynamic, international educational outreach program designed to encourage youth to develop the knowledge base, skills to become peacemakers in their schools and communities. PeaceJam reaches out to young people with a positive message of hope and inspiration, celebrating the lives of the following heroes of peace: President Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Dalai Lama, Aung San Suu Kyi, President Oscar Arias, Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Betty Williams, and Mairead Corrigan Maguire.

DESPUES DE LAS GUERRAS: CENTRAL AMERICA AFTER THE WARS

GraciasVida Productions, in partnership with NPR's Latino USA, Radio Bilingue, Latinos in Public Radio, Youth Radio's International Desk, and Texas Public Radio. "Despues de las Guerras: Central America After the Wars" is an ambitious, 13-part radio documentary series produced in English and in Spanish by U.S radio reporters and their Central American colleagues–achieving a unique international collaboration. To most Americans the wars in Central America are nothing more than a distant Cold War memory. Yet the legacy of those wars continues to impact the social fabric of the United States as the Central American population in the U.S. becomes the fastest growing Hispanic group. Segments listed below:

Santa Maria: The Tale of One Village
Aftermath: Peace or Pieces-Central America Since the War
Giving the Military the Pink Slip

"La Otra Fontera: The Other Border"-Central America/Mexico Border

Santa Maria Tzeja: Youth Voices
Don't Know the Past? Can't Know the Future

Women, Identity, Politics and Power in Today's Central America
Youth and the Gang Phenomenon

Between Two Worlds: Young Immigrant Women in the United States
Challenges to Free Expression in 21st Century Central America: The Case of Jose Ruben Zamora
Conclusion: As told through the perspectives of Central American Artists, Musicians and Writers

FACE TO FACE

Face to Face explores what it means to be an American with the face of the enemy. These are real stories of fear, anger, hatred, loyalty and trust. Presented by ITVS and funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.

GLOBAL HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION

The Global Directory of Human Rights Educators provides resources for individuals, communities and organisations that are looking for assistance with their activities or want to exchange information.

GLOBAL HUMAN RIGHTS DATABASE

This database includes: a global directory of human rights educators;a directory of organisations involved in human rights education;a comprehensive listing of human rights courses and programmes offered worldwide;an extensive annotated bibliography of human rights education materials that have been produced during the UN Decade for Human Rights Education;a listing of funders that support human rights education.

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES: RIGOBERTA MENCHU TUM

"I was a survivor, alone in the world, who had to convince the world to look at the atrocities committed in my homeland." Sponsored byThe United Nations Cyberschoolbus.

OXFAM'S COOL PLANET FOR TEACHERS: DEVELOPING RIGHTS

Through looking at how young people are claiming their rights around the world, pupils are encouraged to consider rights issues in their own lives. Case study material comes from countries including South Africa, Lebanon and Ethiopia. In particular, this material supports the teaching of Citizenship. Lesson Plans Sponsored by Oxfam

Planet X
The Next Generation
A Future for the Colony

Extension Work Activities

It's Not Fair!
Discrimination in Education

From Moral to Legal Rights
Choose Your Own Teacher!

Planning for Action
Taking it Further
Actions for Global Rights

RETANET: RESOURCE FOR TEACHING ABOUT THE AMERICAS

RetaNet is part of the University of New Mexico's Latin American & Iberian Institute, a Title VI Regional Studies center with outreach to teachers and the community. A web site for secondary educators with Latin America content for teaching and an on-line interactive learning community of teacher peers. Lesson Plan:

A Pre-Columbian Mosaic of Latin America: Linguistic Diversity within the Maya Cultural Region - Lesson With Emphasis on Rigoberta Menchu Tum (PDF File)

SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER

Speak Truth to Power is dedicated to the promotion of human rights awareness. It is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to proactively engage the general public in an ongoing series of issue-related programs and events. Provides a forum for individual action and to foster communication between human rights-interested individuals and organizations.

"In a world where there is a common lament that there are no more heroes, too often cynicism and despair are perceived as evidence of the death of moral courage. That perception is wrong. People of great valor and heart, committed to noble purpose, with long records of personal sacrifice, walk among us in every country of the world."
- Kerry Kennedy

TEACHING TOLERANCE: FIGHT HATE AND PROMOTE TOLERANCE

Founded in 1991 by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Teaching Tolerance provides educators with free educational materials that promote respect for differences and appreciation of diversity in the classroom and beyond. Their magazine and curriculum kits have earned Oscar nominations, an Academy Award, and more than a dozen honors from the Association of Educational Publishers (EdPress) including the Golden Lamp Award

Teaching Tolerance also promotes equity and respect by offering: Classroom activities; web-exclusive resources; materials for Mix It Up, a student-led activism initiative; grants for anti-bias projects developed and implemented by K-12 educators; and a monthly e-newsletter.nce.org Classroom lesson plan activities:

UNITED NATIONS CYBERSCHOOLBUS

The United Nations Cyberschoolbus was created in 1996 as the online education component of the Global Teaching and Learning Project, whose mission is to promote education about international issues and the United Nations. The Global Teaching and Learning Project produces high quality teaching materials and activities designed for educational use (at primary, intermediate and secondary school levels) and for training teachers. The vision of this Project is to provide exceptional educational resources (both online and in print) to students growing up in a world undergoing increased globalization.

Peace Education
Briefing Papers
Poverty Curriculum
Schools Demining Schools
Human Rights
Cities of the World
World Hunger
Indigenous People
Ethnic Discrimination
Racial Discrimination

UNIVERSAL VOICES: ONLINE HUMAN RIGHTS INTERNET GUIDE

This resource guide was developed and edited by the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Center for International Education for the 2000 Global Studies Summer Institute (GSSI) entitled "Age of Crisis or Age of Reason? Teaching Human Rights at the Turn of the Century." This guide features a variety of Internet resources related to human rights issues and human rights education. The editors of this resource guide are not responsible for the accuracy and reliability of the resources cited within the guide. Users are cautioned that some of the resources do not necessarily present information in a balanced and impartial manner. It is entirely up to the user to determine the validity of the sources included in this guide.

VOICES OF YOUTH

Child Rights : Do you know your rights? HIV and AIDS: How can you help stop the spread of HIV? Education: Why can't every child go to school? Commercial Sexual Exploitation: How can we stop the sexual exploitation of children? Media: How good is media coverage of young people? State of the World's Children: What can you do to help improve the state of the world's children? This site was developed in 1995 as part of the celebrations for UNICEF’s 50th Anniversary (UNICEF was started on 11 December 1946).

VOICES: THE WORLD OUTSIDE MY DOOR

If we are to come to a clearer understanding of our own knowledge about issues of peace, seeing through the eyes and voices of others, human rights, varying points of view, children’s rights, global pluralism, we need to understand that every place on earth is a unique one. The World Outside My Door are thematic integrated curriculum mapping which include objectives, vocabulary, resources, and Internet sites. Suggested activities are listed, but the procedures are not, as they are to be developed by teachers or they are framed within the context of material in the textbooks sited.

Aboriginal Dreamtime
Architects for Peace
Exploring Social Action
Lest We Forget 
Maya Lin: Beyond the Wall
Mexican Murals
Kuna and their Molas
Senufo Paintings
Trail of Tears
Transatlantic Dialogue

 

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