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Continuing Education

Understanding Competing Visions of Human Rights

Date: February 4 5:00pm - 8:00pm Location: Graduate Campus, South Chapel

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    Timothy Graham, M.A.T.

Graduate Campus, South Chapel

This workshop will introduce high school teachers to the Choices Program, a hands-on curriculum that uses primary sources, case studies, videos, and role-play simulations to engage students in an exploration of the concept of human rights and the challenges of international enforcement. The curriculum can also be adapted for the middle school classroom.

The curriculum also introduces students to various human rights activists, and examines the current debate on U.S. human rights policy. Emphasis is placed on helping students develop the skills and habits needed for active citizenship. 

Participants in this workshop will be asked to step into the shoes of their students to engage in a role-play activity, just as they will have students do in a classroom. In small groups, we will analyze options for the U.S. to pursue regarding human rights abuses and discuss strategies for stimulating student interest in human rights.

All participants will leave with a list of resources, a power point presentation, a complimentary PDF copy of the Choices unit Competing Visions of Human Rights, and access to the eBook version of the unit. 

Part of our 2013-2014 Workshop Series

Workshop Details & Registration

Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Instructors: Timothy Graham, M.A.T.

Cost: $30, includes 3 CEUs or PDUs. 

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About the Instructor

Tim Graham, M.A.T. is currently a teacher at Cleveland High School in Portland, OR. He has taught social studies for 11 years in the Portland Public Schools district, working at Roosevelt, Benson, and Franklin high schools in addition to his current placement at Cleveland. He has attended teaching seminars with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, National Endowment for the Humanities, and Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University. He is currently a Choices Teaching Fellow.  

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