Human Rights Resources

I. Universal Declaration of Human Rights

II. Resources from Jenny Suchland’s Presentations

III. Resources from Tami Augustine’s Presentation

IV. Resources from Angie Plummer’s Presentation

V. Educational Resources

VI. Human Rights Organizations’

VII. Human Rights Resources requested by participants

I. Universal Declaration of Human Rights

  1. Universal Declaration of Human Rights United Nations (PDF document)

II. Resources from Dr. Suchland’s Presentations

Day One

  1. Declaration of Humankind Rights (website)
  2. Broken Rainbow (film)
  3. Human Rights Resource Center University of Minnesota (website)
  4. Decolonizing the Teaching of Human Rights? by Cesar Augusto Baldi Critical Legal Thinking August 2013 (article)
  5. Lands, Seeds, Survival (documentary)
  6. Human Rights in Transit (website)
    1.  Jenny is a team member of this OSU Discovery Theme Project that has podcasts, events on campus, and a blog.

Day Two

  1. Film on the European Court of Human Rights (documentary)
    1. HUDOC – database of ECHR cases
  2. How the International Criminal Court Works (documentary)
  3. Human Rights Bodies United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner
  4. Believing in Change – The Charlotte Bunch Project Institute for Women’s Leadership (documentary)
  5. Women’s Human Rights: 20 Years After Vienna by Charlotte Bunch Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation (article)
  6. Wearing a Headscarf is a Matter of Feminism, Aesthetics and Solidarity for Me by Celene Ibrahim New York Times. January 2016 (article)
  7. Immersive Witnessing: From Empathy and Outrage to Action by Sam Gregory, Witness| Tech Advocacy August 2016 (website)

Day 3

  1. Gearty Grilling: Lilie Chouliaraki on Media Ethics & Humanitarianism YouTube (Video)
  2. Global Human Trafficking Blog  The Ohio State University (website)
  3. Human Trafficking PowerPoint Presentation

III. Resources from Dr. Augustine’s Presentation 

  1. Human Rights Resources 
  2. Instructional Strategies, Asking Better Questions, Inquiry Based Learning 
  3. Formative Assessments, Tech Resources, Building Community
  4. Lesson Plan Template 

IV. Resources from Angie Plummer’s Presentations

  1. The Voices of Today’s Refugees, Angie Plummer. Tedx 2016 (video)

V. Educational Resources

  1. 10 Resources for teaching about Genocide USC Shoah Foundation. March 2016 (website) Explore 10 eyewitness resources to introduce students to the study of different genocides, individual stories and the universal experience to build an understanding of genocide.
  2. Education Resources  World Without Genocide.  (Website) Includes lesson plan ideas and activities on examples of genocide, human rights, the international criminal court, and human trafficking. Curriculum materials include: plays, hand-outs and films.
  3. Women, War and Peace PBS. 2011 (website) Lesson plans that include video segments highlighting the plight of women during war. Topics include: the use of rape as a war crime in the Bosnian War, displaced persons, and the changing nature of warfare after the Cold War ended.
  4. Human Rights Lesson Plan Library The Advocates for Human Rights (website) Human rights related lessons for K-12 students
  5. How to teach…human rights. Sarah Marsh and Lisa Spiller. The Guardian, December 2014 (article) A selection of lesson plans and teaching resources aimed at celebrating the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  6. Yad Vashem: The World Holocaust Remembrance Center (website) A comprehensive website on teaching about the Holocaust. The site includes informational on the Holocaust, videos, primary sources, database, photo archive, films, teaching materials and educational resources
  7. The Holocaust Memorial Museum (website) Provides resources for educators to teach about the Holocaust in their classrooms
  8. The Choices Program  (website) Provides videos that explain the concept and history of human rights, and examples of human rights in action.
  9. Universal Declaration of Human Rights Facing History, Facing Ourselves (website) Eleven lessons that lead students through an exploration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
  10. Human Rights Lesson Plan Library National Education Association (website) Human rights related lessons for K-12 students
  11.  Stitching Truth: Women’s Protest Art in Pinochet’s Chile (Spanish edition) Facing History, Facing Ourselves (website) The story of the sisters, wives, and mothers who made up the women’s protest movement in Chile during Pinochet’s dictatorship.
  12. Teacher Tools Origins (website) Lessons on specific historical experiences aimed at students in grades 6-12
  13. What are Human Rights? Lessons for Kids! Kid World Citizen (website) A list of videos, books, and online lessons about human rights for young students.
  14. Hablando de Derechos con los niños Guiainfantil (website) Resources for speaking with children on human rights in Spanish
  15. 25 Mini-Films for Exploring Race, Bias and Identity with Students  by Michael Gonchar The New York Times (website) Lessons aimed at helping students look at issues from new perspectives and challenging notions of race and bias.
  16. Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution (website) Beautiful Trouble is a book, web toolbox and international network of artist-activist trainers whose mission is to make grassroots movements more creative and more effective

VI. Human Rights Organizations

  1. Human Rights Watch (website) Established in 1978, Human Rights Watch is known for its accurate fact-finding, impartial reporting, effective use of media, and targeted advocacy, often in partnership with local human rights groups. Each year, Human Rights Watch publishes more than 100 reports on human rights conditions in 90 countries.
  2. Amnesty International (website) The world’s largest grassroots human rights organization. Amnesty International  conducts research, mobilizes people and engages in advocacy to promote and protect human rights.
  3. High Commissioner for Human Rights United Nations. (website) The High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) provides assistance to Governments, in the form of expertise and technical training in the areas of administration of justice, legislative reform, and electoral process, in an effort to help implement international human rights standards on the ground. They also assist other entities with responsibility to protect human rights to fulfill their obligations and individuals to realize their rights.
  4. Open Society Foundations  (website) A philanthropic organization that works to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people.
  5. The Enough Project (website) The Enough Project supports peace and an end to mass atrocities in Africa’s deadliest conflict zones. Enough conducts research in conflict zones, engages governments and the private sector on potential policy solutions and mobilizes public campaigns focused on peace, human rights, and breaking the links between war and illicit profit.
  6. Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (website) The Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) is a Los Angeles–based nonprofit organization that is working to put an end to modern slavery and human trafficking through comprehensive, lifesaving services to survivors and a platform to advocate for groundbreaking policies and legislation.
  7. International Center for Transitional Justice  (website) The International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) works to help societies in transition address legacies of massive human rights violations and build civic trust in state institutions as protectors of human rights.
  8. Stop Genocide Now (website) Stop Genocide Now (SGN) seeks to change the way the world responds to genocide by putting a face to the numbers of dead, dying, and displaced. SGN is a grassroots community dedicated to working to protect populations in grave danger of violence, death and displacement resulting from genocide and mass atrocities.
  9. International Peace Institute (website) An independent, international think tank dedicated to managing risk and building resilience to promote peace, security and sustainable development.
  10. Save the Children (website) Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the U.S. and around the world, they strive to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm.

VII. Resources about Human Rights

Below is the list of resources requested by the institute’s participating teachers (2017) through grant funding:

  1.  Fair Play: The Moral Dilemmas in Spying by James Olsen
  2. Through My Eyes by Tammy Wilson
  3. The Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag by Chol-hwan Kang and Pierre Rigoulot
  4. Mistakes were Made (But Not By Me): Why we Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts by Carol Tavris
  5. Esperanza by Carol Gaab
  6. My Grandma: An Armenian Turkish Memoir by Fethiye Cetin
  7. BRIDGE: Building a Race and Immigration Dialogue in the Global Economy – Spanish Supplement. by Eunice Hyunhye Cho, Francisco Arguelles Paz y Puente, Miriam Ching Yoon Louie, Sasha Khokha
  8. La Moneda de Oro by Alma Flor Ada
  9. Universal Declaration of Human Rights, packet of 25
  10. Windows and Mirrors  (DVD)
  11. The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East by Eugene Rogan
  12. The Letter: An American Town and “The Somali Invasion” (DVD)
  13. Cataclysm: Secrets of the Horn of Africa by Zeynab Ali
  14. Kids Like Me: Voices of the Immigrant Experience by Judith Blohm and Terri Lapinsky
  15. Outcasts United: The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team That Changed a Town by Warren St. John