National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) HRE Community of Interest:

HRE USA partners with the NCSS HRE Community of Interest on various efforts related to the promotion of HRE within the social studies education.

In 2016, the HRE Community of Interest submitted a proposed resolution to the NCSS House of Delegates in 2016 asking NCSS to call upon the U.S. government to honor its treaty commitments to teach the US population about human rights and international humanitarian law through its programs that “support and encourage civic, social and global education.” NCSS has offered its expertise and that of its members “to both governmental and civil society efforts to integrate human rights education into … social studies education.”

The resolution was approved unanimously. HRE USA will follow the progress of this resolution and share with our readers the important role that local schools, districts and state education agencies can play in meeting the commitments the United States has undertaken.