These tools include human rights lessons and resources for educators teaching these concepts.
One of United for Human Rights’ key educational tools is the Bringing Human Rights to Life Educator’s Guide, sections of which you can download here for free. These sections include: a glossary of terms, biographies on human rights champions, UDHR Articles and current, international violations, organizations, reports, petitions, and the UDHR.
United for Human Rights
Human rights belong to everyone; knowing what these rights are and how they relate to our own lives is a first step towards a culture where everyone’s human rights are routinely respected. This resource is for all teachers who want to explore with their students the role of human rights in day to day lives, and demonstrate a human rights approach in their work.
This resource is part of a project which is a partnership between the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and the British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) and involving Amnesty International and the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF).
"ABC: Teaching Human Rights - Practical activities for primary and secondary schools talks about us as human beings. It talks about the process of teaching and learning the significance of the inherent “dignity and worth of the human person” which is the “foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world” (Universal Declaration of Human Rights, preamble). And it talks about the rights that belong to us all. These are not just lessons for the classroom but lessons for life – of immediate relevance to our daily life and experience. In this sense, human rights education means not only teaching and learning about human rights, but also for human rights: its fundamental role is to empower individuals to defend their own rights and those of others. "-Sergio Vieira de Mello United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
United Nations Publication
Through an interactive marketplace activity, students discover that we never have to choose our human rights, they belong to everybody in the world and every human right is needed to live and grow. This curriculum includes all necessary worksheets, insturcutions and teacher's notes. The learning objectives of the lesson are:
Understand that human rights belong to everybody.
Understand that every human right is important for human beings to live and grow.
A general resource for parents and teachers designed to inspire and inform children about human rights and the Human Rights Act. It aims to provide teachers with a powerful and engaging human rights resource for their classroom and a broad platform for young people to learn about human rights, the Human Rights Act and how it works to safeguard the rights of children, young people and adults alike.
Liberty: Protecting Civil Liberties Promoting Human Rights