Discipline-specific human rights pedagogies for your classroom

No matter what subject you teach, when you integrate human rights education into your curriculum, students learn to think critically about justice and equity. That empowers them to become human rights defenders—in their communities and beyond. In August’s free series of subject-specific virtual human rights education workshops, experienced educators will share pedagogies and activities that engage students through a lens of human rights and social and emotional learning. We hope you’ll join us!

AUGUST 3, 4 TO 5 P.M. EDT: HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION POWERFULLY ENGAGES YOUR STUDENTS

Two of our lead educators will facilitate a thoughtful discussion on the methodology, pedagogy, and benefits of applying human rights education—and our Speak Truth To Power strategies and lessons—in your classroom! This session, led by social studies teachers Chris Buckley and Michelle Haddix, will provide background on the human rights framework for the subject-specific workshops that follow.

AUGUST 5, 1 TO 2 P.M. EDT: HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION IN SCIENCE CLASSES

This session is for science teachers who want to help their students understand the role of societal issues and human rights in scientific research. Join the STTP team and science and sustainability teacher Stephanie Thliveris to explore the intersections between scientific thought and social issues, and how social influences guide scientific exploration.

AUGUST 5, 5 TO 6 P.M. EDT: HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION IN ENGLISH, THE ARTS, AND LANGUAGE ARTS CLASSES

In this session, we’ll explore how English, language arts, and literature teachers can use human rights storytelling and activities to bolster their curriculum. Join the STTP team and English and theater teacher Estella Owoimaha-Church to discuss how to design captivating classes using a human rights education and arts framework.

AUGUST 10, 4 TO 5 P.M. EDT: HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION IN SOCIAL STUDIES AND HISTORY CLASSES

If you teach social studies or history, this session will offer you valuable resources for helping your students understand the importance of democratic participation, equality, and respect for the rights of all. Join the STTP team, social studies teacher Chris Buckley, and admissions counselor Michelle Haddix to discuss how to effectively teach students about human rights and history, connecting the past to events of today. Chris and Michelle will share the ways they’ve used key human rights events and legislation, as well as the stories of STTP defenders, in their own social studies classes.

For more information, please contact Laura Osterndorf at osterndorf@rfkhumanrights.org