EVENT DETAILS: When: Fridays throughout May and June Time: 11 am Pacific, 1pm Central, 2pm Eastern Where: Live Stream Cost: FREE
Every Friday, as part of their People’s Historians Online Series, the Zinn Education Project presents a 75-minute mini-class featuring phenomenal teachers, authors, and professors from around the United States.
Participants can look forward to learning through stories about people’s history, meeting other educators, and finding a road map forward in the midst of this pandemic. As one participant said, “Thank you for getting us together and giving me hope that we are not alone and that we can think and act ourselves out of this pandemic.”
The sessions are designed for teachers and other school staff, however, parents, students, and others are welcome to participate. ASL interpretation is provided. Upcoming sessions include:
June 5: Reconstruction and Issues of Citizenship, Suffrage, and Movement Building in the 19th Century: Part 1 – Manisha Sinha in conversation with an educator
June 12: Reconstruction and Issues of Citizenship, Suffrage, and Movement Building in the 19th Century: Part 2 – Martha Jones in conversation with Tiffany Mitchell Patterson
June 19: Reconstruction and Juneteenth – Greg Carr in conversation with Jessica Rucker
June 26: Women in the Black Freedom Struggle – Jeanne Theoharis in conversation with Jesse Hagopian
HRE USA would like to thank everyone who participated in our new membership webinar last month. If you missed it or would like to review or share the video and resources, we have made the entire webinar available online.
We also encourage you to connect with your regional chapter. If you do not see a chapter or representative in your area and would like to serve, please let us know. Also be sure to check out our HRE online library if you haven’t already!
If you have any questions, are interested in learning more about or joining any of our committeesor projects, or have a new idea, please let us know. We are always looking for new members to carry out important HRE initiatives. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will reply within a few days.
Educators are doing a tremendous job right now supporting students and families through the COVID-19 pandemic. Teaching Tolerance has developed the following resources to support student well-being and learning during school closures.
How to Respond to Coronavirus Racism As COVID-19 infections increase, so too does racism and xenophobia. Use our “Speak Up” strategies to let people know you’re not OK with racist or xenophobic comments about coronavirus or anything else.
A Healthy Reminder to Educators During School Closures An instructional coach experiencing long-term school closures in Washington state shares some encouraging words for fellow educators who are grappling with the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak and their own emotions.
As academic institutions across the world make the switch from in-person classes to online learning in response to public safety surrounding coronavirus, SIMA Classroom would like to provide their support by offering ONE MONTH of FREE access to SIMA Classroom, the “Netflix of Global Education”.
No auto-renew. No strings attached. Just a quick and easy fast track to online learning. Should a recurring membership be desired after one month, users can simply navigate to our subscription page or email us directly at email@example.com. Plans start at $8/mo.
The coronavirus pandemic has led every US state to close schools and turn to online learning. In response, many education technology companies have stepped forward to help educators reach students in virtual ways.
Here are several free or discounted online learning resources that pre-K-12 students and educators can use to keep up the learning from home.
As part of the Every Child, Every Right Campaignin celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), HRE USA invites you to upload and share a short video answering the question:
Why is the CRC important to you and/or your community? or What actions are you and/or your community taking to support the CRC?
Please share any thoughts, actions, or ideas that will inspire others to promote children’s rights! Videos should be no longer than 2 minutes.
The Convention on the Rights of the Child is 30! Find ways to celebrate, advocate, teach, and more!
Thirty years ago, on November 20th, world leaders adopted the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) an international agreement on childhood. Now the most ratified of all international treaties, this historic commitment to the world’s children has radically transformed young lives across the globe. It sets out the rights that must be realized for children to develop to their full potential.
But still not every child gets to enjoy a full childhood. Still, too many childhoods are cut short. It is up to our generation to demand that leaders from government, business and communities fulfill their commitments and take action for child rights now, once and for all.
In honor of the 30th Anniversary, HRE USA has dedicated its latest edition of Human Rights Here andNowto the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). We have also created an online toolkit of ready-to-use resources entitled, Every Child, Every Right! to help anyone learn and teach about the CRC!
To advocate for the rights of the child in the United States, HRE USA is also galvanizing support for U.S. ratification of the CRC through our CRC in the USA Campaign.
When: Thursday, October 17, 2019 Time: 7:00 pm EST Where: Online Webinar Cost: FREE
With more than 250 million migrants around the globe, including more than 65 million refugees, migration has sparked intense partisan debate, inspired advocacy, and changed the face of cities, neighborhoods, and schools.
Join Facing History and Ourselves, Write the World, and Share My Lesson for a FREE webinar that will explore powerful human stories behind this global trend in conversation with Sonia Nazario, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of Enrique’s Journey: The True Story of a Boy Determined to Reunite with His Mother. Years after his mother left him behind in Honduras to seek work in the United States, Enrique embarked on a harrowing odyssey to find her. Join us to discuss the importance of stories in addressing today’s challenges of borders and belonging, and learn about Facing History and Ourselves’ extensive resources for teaching about immigration in social studies and literature classrooms.
Participants will receive access to Facing History’s study guide for the YA version of Enrique’s Journey, along with current events lessons and other multimedia resources.
Join educators across the country for #TeachCentralAmerica week from October 7 – 13, 2019.
More than four million Central Americans reside in the United States and migration from the region is headline news. However, most schools teach very little about Central America, including the long history of U.S. involvement in the region. Central America is too-often portrayed as simply a strip of land on a map connecting North and South America. Students are left to imagine that their Central American heritage, or that of their peers, is insignificant. Teachers have learned little of the history themselves and there is a scarcity of literature in the school libraries.
To help fill this gap, Teaching for Change has launched the #TeachCentralAmerica campaign. The goal of the campaign is to encourage and support teaching about Central America in K-12 schools so that students can learn about this region, which has many ties to the United States through foreign policy, immigration, commerce, and culture.
The core values of HRE USA and its partner organizations include transparency and critical thinking skills. We believe that human rights--and human rights education--belong to everyone, and that the full realization of human rights means that access to human rights education materials must never be conditioned upon the subscription to any particular religious faith, ideology, political affiliation, or membership in any particular organization and that any organizational connections should be openly acknowledged.