A guide for teachers on how to implement HRE in the classroom.
The Human Rights Education Curriculum Integration Guide provides model lessons to help social studies and other educators implement human rights education in their daily practice.
This project was developed by a team of New Jersey educators and is tied specifically to their state’s social studies standards. However, the guide can be used as a model for any educator seeking to integrate human rights into their curriculum.
Each lesson is tied to Common Core curriculum standards and contains suggested modifications for ESL populations and classified students, as well as suggestions regarding how each lesson supports literacy development.
Table of Contents
- Overview of Guide
- Copyright Statement
- Definition of HRE
- Rationale for HRE
- New Jersey’s Commitment to HRE
- Standards Integration Guide for Model Lessons
- Identify the Issue
- Research & Investigate
- Take Action
- Ideas for Assessment
MODEL LESSON PLANS
Elementary (Pre-K – 4)
Middle (5 -8)
- Lesson: Let’s Take Action
- Lesson: Going Global – Investigating Global Issues of Interest & Importance
- Lesson: Human Rights & the South African Constitution
- Lesson: Human Rights & Justice: An Ancient & Modern Case Study
- Lesson: Freedom of Speech & Protest in Professional Sports
- Lesson: Human Rights, Civil Rights, & Civic Action
- Lesson: Migrant Rights
- Lesson: The New Deal & Human Rights
- Lesson: Pressing Human Rights Issues in Africa
- Lesson: Slavery Still Exists Today
- Lesson: The UDHR & Contemporary Issues
- Lesson: The Eight Stages of Genocide
- Lesson: Are Human Rights Universal?
- Lesson: Using Inquiry-Based Research to Highlight Contemporary Human Rights Challenges
- Lesson: Human Rights in the Ancient World
- Lesson: Rights of Indigenous Peoples
- Lesson: Human Rights in National Memory
- Lesson: The Industrial Revolution & Workers’ Rights
- Lesson: Digital Rights