Saturday, 18 July 2009

The Road to Peace - Teaching Guide by The Advocates for Human Rights

The Advocates for Human Rights (Minneapolis, MN, USA) recently published a new tool for Human Rights Education:

The Road to Peace: A Teaching Guide on Local and Global Transitional Justice

With creative, thought-provoking, and innovative lesson plans, this comprehensive teaching guide introduces students to the concept of transitional justice through:
  • Lessons on the root causes and costs of war and conflict
  • Overview of human rights and different transitional justice mechanisms
  • Mock war crimes tribunal and mock truth commission role plays
  • In-depth country case studies
  • Individual case studies on human rights abuses
  • Investigative tools to study the need for transitional justice in the U.S.
  • Skill-building resources on how to apply reconciliation on a local level
  • Conflict resolution and peer mediation exercises
  • Transitional justice glossary
  • Resources for further study and action on peace and justice

The teaching guide is appropriate for 9th grade through adult learners and can be downloaded for free: http://discoverhumanrights.org/Curricula.html