Teaching the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Introduction

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Welcome to the Facing History and Ourselves online workshop Teaching the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

A quick glance at the front pages of our newspapers reveals the importance of teaching about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. So many of the challenges we face at the global and domestic level are, in their essence, human rights issues. Yet we often do not perceive them as such.

This online workshop will model creative strategies for integrating an exploration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in your curriculum.

In addition to rich academic content from scholar and human-rights educator Allida Black, we will focus, during the week, on ways to teach using Common Core standards aimed at increasing writing and literacy skills in the history classroom. You will have the opportunity to practice close-reading strategies and writing text-dependent questions while using a variety of resources and primary source documents.

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