Human Rights Education

[E]very individual and every organ of society [should] strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedom.

~Preamble, Universal Declaration of Human Rights

 Human Rights Educators USA defines human rights education (HRE) as

 … a lifelong process of teaching and learning that helps individuals develop the knowledge, skills, and values to fully exercise and protect the human rights of themselves and others; to fulfill their responsibilities in the context of internationally agreed upon human rights principles; and to achieve justice and peace in our world. 


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Human Rights Education Curriculum Integration Guide
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. 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.

Human Rights Friendly Schools
HRE USA works with Amnesty International USA to bring the “Becoming a Human Rights Friendly School” program to schools and school districts in the United States. This program provides guidelines and resources to help school personnel, students, parents/guardians and community members develop a school culture and related programs that support the implementation of human rights education. >> Becoming A Human Rights Friendly School-Manual

The Human Rights Game©
Human Rights Educators USA has partnered with the Brainery to bring you an entertaining and highly engaging educational board game called The Human Rights Game©.  Built around the foundation of the 30 Articles of the UDHR, and the three pillars of the United Nations Freedom, Equity, and Dignity, The Human Rights Game aims to make a positive difference by teaching children and teens about their rights, freedoms, and responsibilities.