Lesson Plans – Torture

Outlawed: Extraordinary Rendition, Torture and Disappearances in the War on Terror
Source: Amnesty International and WITNESS
Lesson plans that debate the use of torture and discusses the film Extraordinary Rendition, The Geneva Conventions and the limits of Executive Authority.
Grade Level: high school
Subject Area: social studies, contemporary issues


Stop Torture
Source: Amnesty International International Secretariat, 2001
Provides educators with a generic resource on how to prepare lessons on torture as a violation of human rights.
Grade Level: teachers
Subject Area: social studies


Torture
Source: Amnesty International UK
Lesson plans that explore the definition of torture and debates whether torture can ever be used.
Grade Level: high school
Subject Area: social studies


Torture
Source:  SUNY Levin Institute, SUNY Cortland, and The College At Brockport
Lesson plans that examines the definition and uses of torture as a human rights abuse.
Grade Level: high school
Subject Area: social studies


The Torture Question
Source: Teaching and Learning with the New York Times, 2009
In this lesson  Students research US engagement in torture and debate whether torture is ever justified. See also booksfilms, and materials.
Grade Level: high school
Subject Area: social studies