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Lesson Title: Competing Visions of Human Rights: Questions for U.S. Policy


  • Human Rights in Action
  • Key Concepts in Human Rights
  • Expressing Human Rights in Social Movements
  • Human Rights Controversies
  • Role-Playing the Four Options
  • Joining the Debate on U.S. Policy

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Lesson Title: Ten UDHR Lesson Plans
Universal Declaration on Human Rights
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Course Title: Human Rights in the 20th Century A/B
Robert Walker, STF Teacher Advisor, Academy of the Canyons
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This is the curriculum outline for an entire class devoted to Human Rights. The curriculum is approved by William S. Hart District for all high schools within the district.

*Recommended by Ken Roth for STF
Securing Liberty: Debating Issues of Terrorism and Democratic Values in the Post-9/11 United States
Author: David Cole, Georgetown University Law Center
Grade Level: 9-12
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Synopsis: Coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the International Debate Education Association has launched a new programme, 'Securing Liberty' which will challenge high school students in the US, and from around the world, to reflect on: What individual liberties are we comfortable to forgo for the sake of national security? What liberties are we obliged to forgo? Is the government ever right to demand that kind of sacrifice from us?

*For a limited time, the Open Society Foundation is offering high schools in the U.S. up to 50 free copies of Securing Liberty.

Property of the Human Rights Watch Student Task Force, 2011
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