Lesson Plans – Education

Brown vs. Board of Education and School Desegregation Teaching Resources
K-elementary             Middle school                  High school
Source: National Education Association
Teaching materials to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision Brown vs. Board of Education.
Grade Level: K – high school
Subject Area:  social studies, US History, language arts


Education
Source: UNICEF
UNICEF Kid Power takes students on a journey where their everyday activity is connected to real-world impact.
Grade Level: K – high school
Subject Area: social studies


Equal Rights: What gets in the way?
Source: WomanKind

By the end of this lesson students will have considered some of the specific challenges to women’s rights, why they exist and what can be done to effect change. They will listen to different opinions, discuss and collaborate.
Grade Level: middle school – high school
Subject Area: social studies, geography


Human Rights and Service Learning

Source: Amnesty International USA
An introduction to human rights service learning with a lesson on children’s right to education and health.
Grade Level: middle – high school
Subject Area: social studies, serviced learning


Mind the Gap: Gender & Education

Source: UNESCO
A curriculum with a series of activities and lessons to introduce the concept of gender and the right to education. Includes use of online data exploration tool to “compare access to education for children, adolescents, students and adults living in different countries of the world.” Data exploration tool is a good way to integrate HRE with statistics and math.
Grade Level: upper elementary – high school
Subject Area: social studies, math, current events


Rights to Education Toolkit
Source: Advocates for Human Rights
A lesson plan and supplemental materials on the right to education in the United States.
Grade Level: middle school – adult
Subject Area: social studies, science, current events


Youth and Education in Afghanistan
Source: Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Investigates the daily struggle faced by many Afghan students seeking an education, and the danger faced by teachers and schools working to provide these children with an experience many Americans take for granted. Examines the impact on society when the right to education is denied.
Grade Level: Middle – high school
Subject Area: social studies, geography, current events