Through readings and activities students explore the history of international human rights and consider various options for defining and protecting rights.
Teaching about Genocide and Human Rights: The Choices Approach
Our workshops are completely interactive, so be ready to be engaged and inspired!
Participants will be introduced to the Choices Program’s award-winning resources and approach to teaching about contested issues and exploring multiple perspectives.
Teachers will be immersed in Confronting Genocide: Never Again and will examine parts of Competing Visions of Human Rights: Questions for U.S. Policy. Both curriculum units are provided. Participants will discuss ways to adapt these units to specific classroom goals.
You will also have the opportunity to network with exemplary colleagues in social studies education from across the state.
Workshop includes the two curriculum units, lunch, and a certificate of completion. PA teachers can receive Act 48 credit.
A limited number of partial scholarships are available for pre-service teachers.
History, geography, government, current issues, civics and other social studies educators are the main audience. Materials are appropriate for grades 7-12. Humanities teachers often use our materials and are encouraged to attend.